Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI)

The Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) policy helps federal agencies meet OMB requirements to consolidate and modernize IT infrastructure. This policy sets aggressive targets for agencies to improve their data centers by the end of FY18. The Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP) in the role of Managing Partner helps agencies comply with federal policies impacting data center and IT infrastructure optimization by acquiring technologies, tools and evidence-based best practices.

DCOI and Data Center Resources

Not sure how to help your agency take that first step toward optimization? The DCOI Data Center Resources can help you figure out the best path forward.

Data Center Shared Services Marketplace

Soon agencies will be able to visit the marketplace through GSA's Acquisition Gateway to find shared services, tools and products to manage their data center IT infrastructure. Contact for more information.

Join the DCOI Community of Practice (CoP)

Connect with data center colleagues virtually and in-person to share insights and knowledge on:

  • Data center infrastructure management
  • Facility oversight and optimization
  • Reporting
  • New technologies
  • Shared services marketplace participation

To join the DCOI listserv/CoP:

  • Email us your subscription request
  • Clicking the link above will open your email client and compose a draft message to our listserv team.
  • Don't type any additional text in that message - just click the "Send" button to submit your request.
  • Note, you must have a .gov or .mil email address to join.

Moving To the Cloud

Identify best practices on selecting cloud services to store data on the Internet vs on-premise hardware within your local network. The DCOI Program Management Office published a whitepaper on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Considerations for the Data Center Community [PDF - 184 KB]. The purpose of the paper is to share successes, lessons learned and feedback from agencies about cloud transformation.

Inquire about which Cloud Service Providers (CSP) can best support your data center. Access guidance on how to comply with mandates for transitioning to cloud services.

Data Center Migration, Consolidation and Closure Guide

Prepare your agency to migrate, consolidate and close data centers by using new organizational and communication strategies and aligning resources. The DCOI Program Management Office published a Data Center Migration, Consolidation and Closure Guide [PDF - 184 KB], which provides best practices on how to successfully manage these processes and avoid potential pitfalls.

Contact for more information.

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