DCOI Guide for Data Center Migration, Consolidation, and Closure


This guide supports Federal agencies in their data center management while ensuring that planning is comprehensive for the evaluation, migration, and consolidation of data centers. This is not an exhaustive how-to guide and does not focus on cloud migrations. This guide provides highlights and key considerations for organizations in their planning process for critical activities and where typical risks occur during the data center migration, consolidation, and closure processes. This guide supports OMB Memorandum M-16-19 "Data Center Optimization Initiative," dated August 1, 2016.
Author: DCOI Managing Partner, Office of Government wide Policy, GSA
Date Published: August 2017