Cloud strategy in the Public Sector

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Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff Council,

I am researching cloud computing in the public sector and would like to know the following
1. How many data centres does your organisation currently operate?
1a. What is the total count of servers within those facilities?
1b. What is the breakdown of operating systems, including versions (e.g. Windows Server 2008 R2) used on those servers?
2. Are these data centres supplied through a contract?
2a. If so, who is the primary operator and when is your current contract due to expire?
3. What is your annual IT budget?
4. Do you currently use a public cloud Infrastructure provider for any of your IT provision
4a. If so, which public cloud vendors are you currently using?
5. Do you have a current Transformation programme in place?
5a. if so, what are the timeframes for this to be completed?
5b. Who is your transformation lead?

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Russell

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

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Gummer, Claire,

Dear Ms Russell

The Authority's response to your Freedom of Information is set out below:

1. How many data centres does your organisation currently operate - 1

1a. What is the total count of servers within those facilities - 530

1b. What is the breakdown of operating systems, including versions (e.g.
Windows Server 2008 R2) used on those servers - Windows 2008 r2, Windows
2012, windows 2012 r2. RedHat

2. Are these data centres supplied through a contract - No

2a. If so, who is the primary operator and when is your current contract
due to expire - N/A

3. What is your annual IT budget - £3.7m

4. Do you currently use a public cloud Infrastructure provider for any of
your IT provision 4a. If so, which public cloud vendors are you currently
using - Azure

5. Do you have a current Transformation programme in place - Yes

5a. if so, what are the timeframes for this to be completed - 3 Year
Digital Strategy

5b. Who is your transformation lead - Mr Ceri Evans, Programme & Support
Manager

We trust this answers your queries.

Yours sincerely

Claire
 
Claire Gummer
Corporate Governance Team
Legal & Democratic Services
Rhondda Cynon Taff C.B.C.
The Pavilions
Cambrian Park
Clydach Vale
Tonypandy
CF40 2XX
 
Tel:  (01443) 424111
Fax: (01443) 424114
Email:  [1][email address]

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