IT Infrastructure

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear National Biological Standards Board,

Please could you provide the following information?

· Number of Sites
· Number of Employees
· Number of IT Staff
· Annual IT Budget
· Location of datacentre(s)
· Number of Servers
· Number of Windows Servers
· Number of UNIX/Linux Servers
· What operating system do you use?
· Percentage Virtualised
· Virtualisation platform
· Server Vendor
· Server Refresh Date
· Date Server Support contract ends
· Value of contract
· Volume of Data in TBs
· Storage Vendor
· Storage Refresh Date
· Date Storage support contract ends
· Value of contract
· What do you Backup to (hardware)?
· What backup software do you use?
· Backup refresh date
· Date backup support contract ends
· Value of support contract
· What networking equipment do you use in the Datacentre?
· Refresh date
· Date support contract ends
· Value of contract
· Do you use WAN optimisation?
· If so what product do you use?
· Desktop vendor
· Number of Desktops
· Do you use VDI?
· If so what platform do you use?
· Desktop Refresh date
· Date support contract ends
· Database vendors
· Email provider
· Number of mail boxes
· ERP Platform
· CRM Provider
· Database Archival
· Emaill Archival
· File Archival
In addition please could you provide a copy of your IT Strategy for 2016 and an Organisation chart depicting the IT department with contact names?
Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Sue Crowe

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Dear Ms Crowe

Thank you for your email dated 4 January 2016. Your request has been considered as an enuiry.

The National Biological Standards board is now closed.

Please see the link below.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information Officer

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