Nextgov.com is reporting that the Securities and Exchange Commission has canceled plans to a lease a new data center, which marks the second time the regulatory agency has abandoned efforts to find a home for one of two primary data centers it maintains. SEC officials canceled the request for proposal on December 2, 2010. The 4,000-sq-ft data center was to be located in Washington and was to be used “as a second primary data center that provides telecommunications services from vendors on the GSA Networx and WITS 3 contracts. The technical solution at the collocated hosting facility will preserve the current SEC architecture and maintain the existing data replication architecture with the primary data center at the SEC Operations Center (OPC) in Alexandria, VA,” according to the original RFP filed on October 15, 2010.
Nextgov.com reports that the lease for SEC's current alternate facility expires in March 2011.
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