Information about the organisations information technology team and infrastructure equipment

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Dear Department for Communities and Local Government,

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

Despatch Box, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

                            
Our reference: 3101267             Information request

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Dear Ms Hatchard
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for contacting us on 23 January 2017 requesting 

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.
 
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2000 and aim to send you a response by 20 February 2017.
 
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Yours sincerely
 
 
Juliet Voss
 
0303 444 2222
[email address]
 
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Dear Ms Hatchard
 
Thank you for your request for information concerning
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..
 
Unfortunately I am unable to provide all of this information. I have
attached my formal response which sets out the reasons for this, as well
as the information that I am able to provide.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Juliet Voss
 
0303 444 2222
[email address]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

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