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Government IT Initiatives Case Study

Federal Government


This case study of a federal government is based on a June 2016 survey of Government IT Initiatives customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“In order to successfully comply with DCOI, we need to properly explain the exceptions, the rollout plan and the achievements of programs that are aimed at reducing costs to all stakeholders, top to bottom.”


  • Needs the most help complying with DCOI in the following areas:
    • How to measure PUE
    • Energy metering & efficiency optimization
    • DCIM implementation
    • Reporting (compliance, progress towards goals, etc)

Use Case

  • Heard about the Data Center Optimization Initiative, DCOI through:
    • Print publication
    • Email newsletter
    • Vendor
    • Managed Service Provider / System Integrator
    • Consultant
  • Their current Power Usage Effectiveness, PUE is under 1.5


  • Currently measuring Power Usage Effectiveness, PUE with:
    • Internally developed system
  • Plans to start complying with the DCOI in 6 – 12 months
  • Agrees the following are a higher priority than complying with DCOI:
    • Cyber security
    • Business continuity
  • Rated the following DCOI metrics in terms of importance to their company:
    • Energy metering: 3
    • PUE: 1 (most important)
    • Virtualization: 2
    • Server utilization: 2
    • Facility utilization: 2
    • Consolidation: 4
  • Expects to realize 15% – 19% in cost savings from complying with the DCOI

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