: But if a majority of the "data centers" are a single server
: in a room, the cost savings of moving it to a different
: room may not save billions of dollars. But no one will
Many are not one, rather several. For example, in a job there
were two M$ servers in a room. The guides required an AD setup
(with a backup AD), 2 NTP servers with Stratum 1 (for, you know
the logs in the syslog server; they need to be accurate), a
router, a LAN switch (can't put a LAN switch card in the router)
and a firewall. All for *two* servers. I'm not even mentioning
the administrative requirements for all the boxes.
It's all phunny money. Real economics are not even considered.
: Prediction, there will be a glowing report in a year or so
: about the huge cost savings, and then a couple years later
: will be an Inspector General report about problems counting
And he will get his money, so the counting will get done.
Bigger budget, more responsibility, more scope of authority,
higher pay. Not the IE just gov't managers in general.
: If that's what taxpayers want, that's what they'll get.
Taxpayers get no say in the process. We can chant 'more
efficiency' all we want. It's just water on a duck's back.
Nothing will change. Like an ant trying to turn a tank.