1sockchuck writes: "Last week the federal government outlined plans to close 800 data centers and shift $20 billion in IT spending to a cloud computing model. Meanwhile, one of the governments most critical data center projects is n deep trouble. Nearly two years after $500 million in stimulus funding was earmarked to build a new data center for the Social Security Administration, the project a year behind schedule and won’t be ready until 2016. Meanwhile, SSA's existing 30-year-old data center is on the brink of disaster."
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