Information about the organisations information technology team and infrastructure equipment

Julie Cornish made this Freedom of Information request to Powys County Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was partially successful.

Dear Powys County 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

Freedom of Information Queries (CSP - Generic), Powys County Council

 

Cyfarwyddwr Strategol: Rheoli Gwybodaeth/
Adnoddau
Information Compliance
Strategic Director: Resources
Neuadd Y Sir / County Hall
David Powell
Spa Road East

Llandrindod Wells

Powys LD1 5LG
  If calling please ask for / Os yn galw
gofynnwch am
 
 
 
Tel / Ffôn:  01597 82 7543         
 
Fax / Ffacs:  01597 82 6215      
 
Email/Llythyru electronig:
  [1][Powys County Council request email]

Our ref / Ein cyf:  F2017-0483

Date / Dyddiad:   19/04/17

 

 

Request Accepted

 

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

Reference No: F2017/0483

 

Dear Ms. Cornish

 

Thank you for your request for information, received at this office on
18/04/2017, in which you requested details of the following:

 

It Budgets and Storage

 

The above is a summary of your request. The full details of the
information sought is provided to the officer to whom the request is
tasked.

 

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
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The due date for responding to this request for information is 17/05/2017.

 

Should you need to discuss this further please contact the Information
Compliance Team on 01597 827543.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Powys County Council.

 

Yours sincerely,

Carl Bryden

 

Information Compliance Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Freedom of Information Queries (CSP - Generic), Powys County Council

Cyfarwyddwr Strategol: Rheoli Gwybodaeth/
Adnoddau
Information Compliance
Strategic Director: Resources
Neuadd Y Sir / County Hall
David Powell
Spa Road East

Llandrindod Wells

Powys LD1 5LG
  If calling please ask for / Os yn galw
gofynnwch am
 
 
 
Tel / Ffôn:  01597 82 7543         
 
Fax / Ffacs:  01597 82 6215      

Email/Llythyru electronig:
[1][Powys County Council request email]

Our ref / Ein cyf:  F2017-0483

Date / Dyddiad:   17/05/2017

 

Reference No: F2017-0483

 

 

Dear Ms. Cornish

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 18/04/2017 concerning IT
Budgets and Storage

 

This is to inform you that your request has been considered and I can
provide the following response:

 

The Request:

 

 Powys County Council  believes that to answer the following questions
would prejudice it’s ability to defend itself from cyber-crime or attacks
and is therefore exempting that information from release.

 

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

 

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

 

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?

 

 

Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires Powys County
Council, when refusing to provide such information (because the
information is exempt) to provide you the applicant with a notice which:

(a)states that fact;

(b)  specifies the exemption in question and

(c)  states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption
applies.

In this instance the relevant exemption is Section 31 (1) (a) of the
Freedom of Information Act.

Section 31: Law enforcement

(1) Information which is not exempt information by virtue of section 30 is
exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be
likely to, prejudice -

(a) The prevention or detection of crime

In accordance with Section 31 (1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act
2000 I am unable to provide you with the details you have requested.

 

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

 

The net controllable budget for the area that includes IT Infrastructure
is as follows. Please be aware that this budget area includes other teams:

 

2016/17 - £1,732,116

2017/18 - £1,979,590

 

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

 

November 2013 & April 2015

 

5. What is your estimated budget for the refresh?

 

No Information Held

 

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

 

45 TB & 40 Tb

 

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

 

50

 

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

 

Andrew Durant, Head of ICT and Programme Office, 01597 826100

 

 11. How much data do you backup in TB?

 

65 TB

 

12. Number of servers?

 

180

  

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

 

Windows and Linux

 

14. Number of virtualised servers?

 

155

 

15. What percentage of your environment is virtualised?

 

86%.

 

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

 

We have no overall IT outsource works.

 

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.

 

We use frameworks on NPS, CCS and G-Cloud and also publish notices on
Sell2Wales.

 

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.

 

Approximate 10 hours per week  

 

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.

 

No Data Held

 

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

 

Mixture of Fibre Channel and iSCSI over 10Gb Ethernet.

 

 

We believe that this request is now complete and shall be closed
immediately. Should any further information be requested regarding this
topic, a separate request will need to be submitted.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Powys County Council.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Compliance Team

 

 

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