While the rest of the country went on summer vacation, those of us in the government space remained busy closing out the fiscal year and prepping to meet the latest mandates. The Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) now tops the to do list, so we’ve been on top of it since the first official notification.
To help get your DCOI strategy on track, we’ve detailed what’s involved, where to start and why to start now in these previous blogs:
- Federal Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Fundamentals: Where to Start
March came in like a lion for government data centers, with the new Federal Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) overriding FDCCI and taking the rules to a whole new level.
- DCIM’s Role In Meeting Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Compliance
For a better understanding of the role and value of DCIM, we put together the following FAQ. We’ve also created an interactive infographic to bring DCIM to life and illustrate its control over each piece of the data center.
- DCOI: The Advantages of Early Adoption
Having the right management tools in place now will provide the knowledge you need to understand where you are in your compliance roadmap and readies you for any additional unforetold mandates.
State of DCOI
If you want to understand where you are with DCOI compliance in comparison to your peers, the government’s IT Dashboard has been updated to reflect DCOI stats and we have also obtained insight from a sample of agencies.
According to the IT Dashboard, 2,082 data centers were closed and DCOI will bring an additional closure of 4,477 tiered and non-tiered data centers by FY 2018. USDA and GSA are the only agencies that have met or exceeded closure goals. The number of servers taken offline already — 4,065 — has resulted in a 7,468.03MW electricity usage reduction.
The energy metering metric portion of DCOI requires agencies to automatically track and monitor energy usage via DCIM tools; the SSA and EPA have met target already.
Of course the intent of metering is not just measurement, but a mandated reduction to a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of less than 1.5. According to the dashboard, the EPA, Commerce and State Departments and VA have met the target.