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Dear Chiltern District Council,

Under the freedom of information act 2000. I write to obtain the following information about the organisations information technology infrastructure equipment:

1. What is your annual IT Budget for 2017, 2018 & 2019?
2. Storage:
a. What storage vendor(s) and models do you currently use?
b. What is the capacity of the storage data in TB & How much of this is utilised?
c. What were the installation dates of the above storage vendor(s)? (Month/Year)
d. When is your planned (or estimated) storage refresh date? (Month/Year)?
e. Do you have any extended warranties, if so, with which supplier?
f. What is your estimated budget for the storage refresh?
3. Server/Compute:
a. What server vendor(s) and models do you currently use?
b. What were the installation dates of the above server vendor(s)? (Month/Year)
c. When is your planned (or estimated) server refresh date? (Month/Year)
d. What is your estimated budget for the server refresh?
e. Do you have any extended warranties, if so, with which supplier?
f. Which operating systems are used?
4. Network & Security:
a. What network vendor(s) and models do you currently use?
b. What are the quantities of the Edge, Core and MP used in your network?
c. What network architecture is currently used?
d. What security solutions are being utilised?
e. What were the installation dates of the above network vendor(s)? (Month/Year)
f. When is your planned (or estimated) Network refresh date? (Month/Year)?
g. What is your estimated budget for the Network refresh?
h. When did you install your current Wi-Fi environment?
5. End User Devices:
a. How many desktops/laptops are deployed by the Council?
b. How many mobile devices [Phones & tablets etc] are deployed by the council?
c. What were the installation dates of the above desktop/laptops?
d. When is your planned (or estimated) desktop/laptop refresh date? (Month/Year)
6. Backup, DR and BC:
a. What device/system do you use for your daily backups (e.g tape or disk)
b. What backup software do you use?
c. How much data do you backup, in TB?
d. Do you use a third party to provide a Business Continuity service (e.g. office workplace recovery or infrastructure ship-to-site solutions)?
e. Does your current recovery solution meet your stakeholder’s expectations?
f. Do you already backup into the cloud?
g. Do you have a documented disaster recovery & business continuity plan in place?
7. Number of Physical servers?
8. Number of virtualised servers? & Which Virtualisation platform do you use?
9. Do you have a cloud strategy if so what is it?
10. Do you use Azure or Amazon Web Services?
11. Do you use or are you planning to use MS O365?
12. Please also name all of the IT re-sellers that you work with and buy from, as well as the frameworks utilised.
13. Do you have a Software Asset Management Policy? If so what is it?
14. Who is responsible for your Software Asset Management?
15. How much did you pay in the last financial year for software licenses?
16. If applicable, how many people are using Office 365?
17. Who are your top three software vendors by revenue?
18. What are the contractual renewal dates for those three vendors?
19. Have you been audited by those three vendors? If so the date of the audit.
20. Do you currently measure software usage versus the number of licenses purchased?
21. Do you use a software asset management and/or software inventory tool? If so which one(s)?
22. Are you actively moving any applications/infrastructure into a cloud environment? If so who is responsible for this?
23. What is the total number of IT staff employed by the organization: Please list and provide contact details for the IT senior management team including CIO, IT Director and Infrastructure Architects if applicable.
24. Who is Head of IT? – Please provide contact details
25. Who is Head of Procurement? – Please provide contact details
26. Do you have a managed/shared service with any other councils?
27. Do you normally purchase equipment and services as a capital investment (Cap-Ex) or ongoing operational charges (Opex).

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Shaw

Sarah Helm,

King George V House, King George V Road
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5AW
Email: [1][email address]
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CHILTERN AND SOUTH BUCKS DISTRICT COUNCILS
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Date: 28/03/2018
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Date: 18/04/2018
e-mail:
For the attention of: Daniel Shaw
Our Ref: FOI 16764
 
   
   
Dear Sir,

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Further to our acknowledgement to your email requesting information under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we are providing you
with our response.

REQUEST

Freedom of Information request - IT Infrastructure Dear Chiltern District
Council, Under the freedom of information act 2000. I write to obtain the
following information about the organisations information technology
infrastructure equipment: 1. What is your annual IT Budget for 2017, 2018
& 2019? 2. Storage: a. What storage vendor(s) and models do you currently
use? b. What is the capacity of the storage data in TB & How much of this
is utilised? c. What were the installation dates of the above storage
vendor(s)? (Month/Year) d. When is your planned (or estimated) storage
refresh date? (Month/Year)? e. Do you have any extended warranties, if so,
with which supplier? f. What is your estimated budget for the storage
refresh? 3. Server/Compute: a. What server vendor(s) and models do you
currently use? b. What were the installation dates of the above server
vendor(s)? (Month/Year) c. When is your planned (or estimated) server
refresh date? (Month/Year) d. What is your estimated budget for the server
refresh? e. Do you have any extended warranties, if so, with which
supplier? f. Which operating systems are used? 4. Network & Security: a.
What network vendor(s) and models do you currently use? b. What are the
quantities of the Edge, Core and MP used in your network? c. What network
architecture is currently used? d. What security solutions are being
utilised? e. What were the installation dates of the above network
vendor(s)? (Month/Year) f. When is your planned (or estimated) Network
refresh date? (Month/Year)? g. What is your estimated budget for the
Network refresh? h. When did you install your current Wi-Fi environment?
5. End User Devices: a. How many desktops/laptops are deployed by the
Council? b. How many mobile devices [Phones & tablets etc] are deployed by
the council? c. What were the installation dates of the above
desktop/laptops? d. When is your planned (or estimated) desktop/laptop
refresh date? (Month/Year) 6. Backup, DR and BC: a. What device/system do
you use for your daily backups (e.g tape or disk) b. What backup software
do you use? c. How much data do you backup, in TB? d. Do you use a third
party to provide a Business Continuity service (e.g. office workplace
recovery or infrastructure ship-to-site solutions)? e. Does your current
recovery solution meet your stakeholder’s expectations? f. Do you already
backup into the cloud? g. Do you have a documented disaster recovery &
business continuity plan in place? 7. Number of Physical servers? 8.
Number of virtualised servers? & Which Virtualisation platform do you use?
9. Do you have a cloud strategy if so what is it? 10. Do you use Azure or
Amazon Web Services? 11. Do you use or are you planning to use MS O365?
12. Please also name all of the IT re-sellers that you work with and buy
from, as well as the frameworks utilised. 13. Do you have a Software Asset
Management Policy? If so what is it? 14. Who is responsible for your
Software Asset Management? 15. How much did you pay in the last financial
year for software licenses? 16. If applicable, how many people are using
Office 365? 17. Who are your top three software vendors by revenue? 18.
What are the contractual renewal dates for those three vendors? 19. Have
you been audited by those three vendors? If so the date of the audit. 20.
Do you currently measure software usage versus the number of licenses
purchased? 21. Do you use a software asset management and/or software
inventory tool? If so which one(s)? 22. Are you actively moving any
applications/infrastructure into a cloud environment? If so who is
responsible for this? 23. What is the total number of IT staff employed by
the organization: Please list and provide contact details for the IT
senior management team including CIO, IT Director and Infrastructure
Architects if applicable. 24. Who is Head of IT? – Please provide contact
details 25. Who is Head of Procurement? – Please provide contact details
26. Do you have a managed/shared service with any other councils? 27. Do
you normally purchase equipment and services as a capital investment
(Cap-Ex) or ongoing operational charges (Opex). Yours faithfully, Daniel
Shaw

RESPONSE

1. What is your annual IT Budget for 2017, 2018 & 2019?
Please see http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/councilbudget...
2. Storage:
a. What storage vendor(s) and models do you currently use?
Dell CT-SC8000
b. What is the capacity of the storage data in TB & How much of this is
utilised?
90TB capacity. 90% utilised
c. What were the installation dates of the above storage vendor(s)?
(Month/Year)
October 2015
d. When is your planned (or estimated) storage refresh date? (Month/Year)?
Estimated June 2020
e. Do you have any extended warranties, if so, with which supplier?
5 year warranties with Dell to expire October 2020
f. What is your estimated budget for the storage refresh?
No budget allocated
3. Server/Compute:
a. What server vendor(s) and models do you currently use?
Dell R630
b. What were the installation dates of the above server vendor(s)?
(Month/Year)
October 2015
c. When is your planned (or estimated) server refresh date? (Month/Year)
Estimated June 2020
d. What is your estimated budget for the server refresh?
No budget allocated
e. Do you have any extended warranties, if so, with which supplier?
5 year warranties with Dell to expire October 2020
f. Which operating systems are used?
Windows Server 2008 and 2012
4. Network & Security:
a. What network vendor(s) and models do you currently use?
Network Switches – Dell 2048 & 4032
b. What are the quantities of the Edge, Core and MP used in your network?
We have contracts in place with MLL and Fordway who look after this
c. What network architecture is currently used?
We have contracts in place with MLL and Fordway who look after this
d. What security solutions are being utilised?
FSecure, Barracuda, Checkpoint Smoothwall
e. What were the installation dates of the above network vendor(s)?
(Month/Year)
FSecure – January 2011
Barracuda – February 2018
Checkpoint – January 2014
Smoothwall – March 2018
f. When is your planned (or estimated) Network refresh date? (Month/Year)?
Estimated June 2020
g. What is your estimated budget for the Network refresh?
No budget allocated
h. When did you install your current Wi-Fi environment?
February 2017
5. End User Devices:
a. How many desktops/laptops are deployed by the Council? 224
b. How many mobile devices [Phones & tablets etc] are deployed by the
council? 201
c. What were the installation dates of the above desktop/laptops? Various
d. When is your planned (or estimated) desktop/laptop refresh date?
(Month/Year)
No planned blanket refresh date for desktops/laptops
6. Backup, DR and BC:
a. What device/system do you use for your daily backups (e.g tape or disk)
Disk – Quest DR4100
b. What backup software do you use? Netvault
c. How much data do you backup, in TB?
Please clarify. Do you mean daily / weekly / monthly?
d. Do you use a third party to provide a Business Continuity service (e.g.
office workplace recovery or infrastructure ship-to-site solutions)?
Yes - Daisy Communications
e. Does your current recovery solution meet your stakeholder’s
expectations? Yes
f. Do you already backup into the cloud? No
g. Do you have a documented disaster recovery & business continuity plan
in place? Yes
7. Number of Physical servers? 9
8. Number of virtualised servers? & Which Virtualisation platform do you
use?
103 VMware V-Sphere and Microsoft's Hyper-V
9. Do you have a cloud strategy if so what is it? No
10. Do you use Azure or Amazon Web Services? No
11. Do you use or are you planning to use MS O365?
Don’t use and no current plans
12. Please also name all of the IT re-sellers that you work with and buy
from, as well as the frameworks utilised.
Please see here for purchases made
http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/Expenditure-o...
Please see here for contract information
http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/business
13. Do you have a Software Asset Management Policy? If so what is it? No
14. Who is responsible for your Software Asset Management?
Head of Business Support
15. How much did you pay in the last financial year for software licenses?
See http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/Expenditure-o...
16. If applicable, how many people are using Office 365? None
17. Who are your top three software vendors by revenue?
Microsoft
Idox
Civica
18. What are the contractual renewal dates for those three vendors?
Microsoft – April 2020
Idox – Renewed annually
Civica – Renewed annually
19. Have you been audited by those three vendors? If so the date of the
audit. No
20. Do you currently measure software usage versus the number of licenses
purchased? Yes
21. Do you use a software asset management and/or software inventory tool?
If so which one(s)?
Certero AssetStudio
22. Are you actively moving any applications/infrastructure into a cloud
environment? If so who is responsible for this?
No
23. What is the total number of IT staff employed by the organization:
Please list and provide contact details for the IT senior management team
including CIO, IT Director and Infrastructure Architects if applicable.
17
See - http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/keypersonnel for Head of Business Support
24. Who is Head of IT? – Please provide contact details
See - http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/keypersonnel for Head of Business Support
25. Who is Head of Procurement? – Please provide contact details
No head of procurement
26. Do you have a managed/shared service with any other councils? Yes
27. Do you normally purchase equipment and services as a capital
investment (Cap-Ex) or ongoing operational charges (Opex). Both

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