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Dear Milton Keynes Council,

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 Cornish

Milton Keynes Council

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1. What is your annual IT Infrastructure Budget for 2016, 2017 & 2018?
This is published on the Council’s website – see link 
 [6]https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/your-co...

2. What storage vendor(s) and model do you currently use? HP  (going end
of life)

3. When was the installation date of above storage vendor(s)? (Month/year)
3/12

4. When is your planned (or estimated) storage refresh date? (Month/year)
3/17

5. What is your estimated budget for the refresh?  £ 0.6M

6. What is the capacity of the storage data in TB? – 100TB

7. The total number of IT staff employed by the organization: 52

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

Hazel Lewis - Head of IT, Paul Wheeler - IT Contracts & Compliance
Manager, Sally Wallond - Senior Project Manager, Peter Firth - Desktop
Manager, Mike Annetts - Business Solutions Manager   contact -
[7][email address]

9. Please confirm if you are utilising desktop virtualisation technologies
and if so how many users do you provide services for? – Yes - 1700

10. What backup software do you use? - Veeam

11. How much data do you backup in TB? – 100TB

12. Number of servers? -  400

13. What operating system(s) do you use? – Unix – AIX Windows Server 2008
/12

14. Number of virtualised servers? - 400

15. What percentage of your environment is virtualised?  -  100% ?

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. – Information not held in a way where we can provide a
complete list.   Frameworks -  CCS  All council spend can be reviewed via
a link from our website. 
https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/your-co...

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. – none (third
party managed)

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. – FC and 10GB Ethernet

 

 

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