Information about the organisations information technology team and infrastructure equipment

Julie Hatchard made this Freedom of Information request to Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust,

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

Tully Carly,

Dear Julie,

 

FOI 674- request regarding IT

 

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Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Governance Team

Tel: 0121 612 8017

Fax: 0121 612 3779

Black Country Partnership FT.

 

 

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Tully Carly,

Dear Julie, 

 

FOI 674- request regarding IT

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request on the above
subject. We have completed our search for information and the details are
as follows:

 

We are making the following request, which is in 2 separate parts, under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In the event that you are unable to
answer all of part 2, we request that you answer all of part 1 and any of
Part 2 that you are able:

1.     What is your annual IT Infrastructure Budget for 2016, 2017 & 2018?

N/A

2.    What storage vendor(s) and model do you currently use?

Dell 86000

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?

Q2 - 2016

6. What is the capacity of the storage data in TB?

112TB

7. The total number of IT staff employed by the organization:

18

8. Please list and provide contact details for the IT senior management
team including CIO, IT Director and Infrastructure Architects if
applicable:

Adam Phipps

ICT Service Delivery Manager

Black Country Partnership Foundation NHS Trust

Delta House |Greets Green Road |West Bromwich|B70 9PL

Tel: 0121 612 8001

9. Please confirm if you are utilising desktop virtualisation technologies
and if so how many users do you provide services for?

NO

10. What backup software do you use?

VMpro & Backup Exec

11. How much data do you backup in TB?

15TB

12. Number of servers?

70 - 100

13. What operating system(s) do you use?

Mixed estate – Windows, Windows server, Linux, Unix, IOS, Andriod

14. Number of virtualised servers?

70 – 90

15. What percentage of your environment is virtualised?

90% of Servers Estate

16. If you outsource your IT works, please provide who it is with and when
the contract started and ends.

N/A

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.

N/A

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.

N/A

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.

N/A

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.

FIbre

 

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this request. I trust it fulfils your requirements but should you have any
concerns please do not hesitate to contact me and I will attempt to
resolve your issues.

 

In the event you pursue a complaint/investigation and are not content with
the outcome, you have the option to apply directly to the Information
Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision
unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Tel: 0121 612 8017

Fax: 0121 612 3779

Black Country Partnership FT.

 

 

 

 

 

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