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Dear NHS Blood and Transplant,

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

Customer Services, NHS Blood and Transplant

Our ref: MOC/ 322611

Acknowledgement : Information request

Dear Ms Cornish

Thank you for your request for information.

I acknowledge your request to access information from NHS Blood and
Transplant (NHSBT) and am presently dealing with your request under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We aim to reply within 20
working days.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications. 

Yours sincerely

Wayne Lawley

Head of Corporate Communications

E-mail: [1][email address]

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Our ref: MOC/ 322611

Dear Ms Cornish

Re: Information request

Thank you for your request dated 4^th April 2017 for information from NHS
Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) regarding our information technology team and
infrastructure equipment:.

Please find attached our response.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for
the purposes of news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial
publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder. Some
documents supplied by NHS Blood and Transplant will be Crown Copyright.
You can find details on the arrangements for re-using Crown Copyright on
HMS Online at:

[1]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/infor...

Information you receive which is not subject to Crown Copyright continues
to be protected by the copyright of the person, or organisation, from
which the information originated. You must ensure that you gain their
permission before reproducing any third party (non Crown Copyright)
information.

I hope this is helpful in addressing your questions. Please quote the
reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Wayne Lawley

Head of Corporate Communications

E-mail: [email address]

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request an review of our decision,
you should write to: Customer Services Operations Manager, NHS Blood and
Transplant, Oak House, Reeds Crescent, Watford, WD24 4QN (Email:
[email address]).

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may 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 NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT). The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 
 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NHS Blood and Transplant
Do something amazing today - Give Blood.
Organ donation. The gift of life.
You can visit us at [2]www.nhsbt.nhs.uk
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The views expressed in this e-mail are those of the sender, and not
necessarily those of NHS Blood and Transplant.
This text confirms that this e-mail message and its attachments have been
swept for the presence of computer viruses by NHS Blood and Transplant,
however we cannot guarantee that they are virus free.
All e-mails and their attachments to and from the nhsbt.nhs.uk domain may
be archived, and their contents monitored.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/infor...
2. http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/

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