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Army Migrates Apps to Centralized Data Centers; Neal Shelley Comments

DataCenterThe U.S. Army has begun to move its enterprise applications into centralized environments as part of a move to consolidate its more than 1,100 data centers.

David Vergun reported July 10 that Undersecretary of the Army Brad Carson mandated the migration in a June memo and the work is scheduled to finish by the end of fiscal year 2018.

Neal Shelley, chief of the Army data center consolidation division, said the Army intends for the data center consolidation to reduce costs by eliminating existing apps and systems that are out of use.

Vergun writes the Army has terminated nearly 800 idle apps so far. Shelley said the service wants to replace redundant apps with a standardized apps in order to gain additional efficiency.

Vergun writes specialized systems used for running the Army’s industrial base, research labs and medical equipment remain on local data centers.

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