The Federal government is looking to undertake a major data center consolidation project after Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra charged government agencies were building too many data centers and not making efficient use of resources.

Kundra detailed plans of the formidable undertaking in a memo dated Feb. 26 to government CIOs. In the memo, Kundra makes note of the fact that the number of Federal data centers has grown from about 432 in 1998 to more than 1,100 in 2009.

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