Policy paper

Data centre consolidation

This publication was withdrawn on 11 November 2014

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This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The government is currently considering proposals for reducing the number of data centres.

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There are currently around 130 data centres in central government and hundreds more across the wider public sector. The government is currently considering proposals for reducing the number of data centres to an optimum number of secure, efficient, resilient services by 2020.