By the end of 2015, Federal data centers grew to a whopping 11,700 – up from 9,000 in 2014. Yes, UP. New guidance for agencies on how to refresh their consolidation and optimization efforts is pending from OMB, but early indicators suggest it will focus around rationalizing guidance, increasing accountability to targets, and leveraging shared services. Data center optimization is a top lever for reducing overall IT costs in the Federal budget – a critical goal for FITARA supporters on the Hill and within agencies. Hear from leaders across the C-suite on the right balance between accountability, visibility, and technology implementations to make sure round three of the FDCCI effort works.