The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) is a government-wide program aimed at reducing the cost, energy usage, and real estate footprint of government data centers.
The number of federal data centers dramatically increased from 432 in 1998 to more than 1,000 in 2009. The expansion in infrastructure investments was costly, inefficient, unsustainable, and had a significant negative impact on energy consumption.
Since the inception of this initiative, GSA has decommissioned over 551 servers and moved almost 352 servers to other data centers which improves the efficiency of those remaining sites. Consolidating data centers also allows government agencies to move towards an infrastructure that saves space, energy, and taxpayer dollars. By the end of FY 2015, the FDCCI Program Management Office projects that GSA will have a net 5 year cost avoidance of $24 million.