Medicare agency to launch virtual data center

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a pre-solicitation notice early this month for a series of contracts to support the agency’s virtual data center project. The posting on FedBizOpps includes several draft requests for proposals.

Virtual data centers are essentially data centers that are able to do complex operations with relatively simple hardware. This cuts down on operational costs and energy consumption.

CMS’ virtual data center initiative is part of a governmentwide push to transition to more efficient information technology hosting, including consolidating traditional data centers and moving more government operations into public and private computer clouds.

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Source: Nextgov

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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