Information about the organisations information technology team and infrastructure equipment

Julie Hatchard made this Freedom of Information request to Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (Special Agency)

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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Dear Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (Special Agency),

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I seek the following information about the
organisations information technology team and infrastructure equipment:

1. What is your annual IT Infrastructure Budget for 2016, 2017 & 2018?
2. What storage vendor(s) and model do you currently use?
3. When was the installation date of above storage vendor(s)? (Month/year)
4. When is your planned (or estimated) storage refresh date? (Month/year)
5. What is your estimated budget for the refresh?
6. What is the capacity of the storage data in TB?
7. The total number of IT staff employed by the organization:
8. Please list and provide contact details for the IT senior management team including
CIO, IT Director and Infrastructure Architects if applicable:
9. Please confirm if you are utilising desktop virtualisation technologies and if so how
many users do you provide services for?
10. What backup software do you use?
11. How much data do you backup in TB?
12. Number of servers?
13. What operating system(s) do you use?
14. Number of virtualised servers?
15. What percentage of your environment is virtualised?
16. If you outsource your IT works, please provide who it is with and when the contract started and ends.
17. Please also name all of the IT re-sellers that you work with and buy from, as well as the frameworks that you use for the release of any tenders etc.
18. Please also approximate the time spent managing your IT systems, specifically storage, per week in the unit of man hours. Also approximate the amount of time taken carving out LUNs and/or Volumes.
19. Please list any and all pain points that the IT teams, and organisation as a whole, experience with regard to the storage and usage of the virtualised workloads.
20. How is your storage connected, i.e. via Fibre Channel, Ethernet (NFS or ISCSi). If your storage is currently connected via Fibre Channel, do you have access to 10 GB Ethernet, or 1 GB ethernet, and if so, please declare which.

Yours faithfully,

Julie Hatchard

Johnston Paula, Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (Special Agency)

Dear Julie,

Thank you for your FOI request received Friday 23rd December. We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act and will endeavour to provide you with a response as soon as possible.

Regards,

Paula Johnston

Paula Johnston
Information Governance Officer
NI Blood Transfusion Service
Tel: (028) 9053 4603

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Johnston Paula, Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (Special Agency)

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Dear Julie,

Please find attached our response to your FOI request. I have included a Word and a PDF version.

I hope the information attached provides a satisfactory response to your request. If you require any further explanation or clarification please feel free to contact me.

If you are unsatisfied with this response or the way in which your request has been handled you can ask for an internal review. This can be done by contacting Ivan Ritchie, Head of HR and Corporate Services, at [email address].

If following an internal review you remain unsatisfied you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner.

Best Regards,

Paula

Paula Johnston
Information Governance Officer
NI Blood Transfusion Service
Tel: (028) 9032 1414

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