Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Server Consolidation Blunder

A $35 million dollar Madison Wisconsin IT Project, delays, no time table for completion, and another $36 million over the next two kind of sounds like a lessons learned for what 'not' to do. The details are too many to describe here, but my favorite was this one:

The 57,000-square-foot data center, which the DOA leased and took over in April 2006 and which will cost $5.3 million a year to run at full capacity, was supposed to eventually hold 2,000 servers under the consolidation and is large enough to handle up to 4,900. So far the state has moved 120 servers there, Henderson said.

I would not want to see the project manager that managed this consolidation. :)
Check out the article here.

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