Olympia, WA newspaper decries state's 'mammoth data center mistake'

Feb. 15, 2013
Washington state's main newspaper, The Olympian, asserts that "there’s plenty of blame to go around for what might be the state’s biggest blunder of the 21st century: building the palatial 300,000-square-foot Department of Information Services complex at a cost of $255 million."

Washington state's main newspaper, The Olympian, asserts that "there’s plenty of blame to go around for what might be the state’s biggest blunder of the 21st century: building the palatial 300,000-square-foot Department of Information Services complex at a cost of $255 million."

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According to a recent story at the newspaper's website, "a report prepared for state lawmakers just months before the project’s 2011 completion revealed the state’s technology experts grossly overestimated the data center’s space requirements...The report indicated that the 50,000 square feet set aside for the data center totaled about 10 times what the state needed... An oversupply of cheaper server farms and data center facilities in the state and around the world thwarted early efforts to lease the vacant data center space, and that situation doesn’t promise to improve anytime soon."

Full story:State keeps paying for mammoth data center mistake (theolympian.com)

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