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Brian Foulds made this Freedom of Information request to Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Please could you provide me with the following information with regards to your ICT structure;

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

2. What storage vendor(s) and model do you currently use?
a. When was the installation date of above storage vendor(s)?
b. When is your planned (or estimated) storage refresh date? (Month/year)
c. What is your estimated budget for the refresh?
d. What date does your storage support contract end? (Month/year)
e. What is the value of your storage support contract?
f. What is the capacity of the storage data in TB?

3. What backup software do you use?
a. How much data do you backup in TB?
b. When is your planned (or estimated) backup software refresh date? (Month/year)
c. What is the estimated budget for your backup software refresh?
d. When does your backup support contract end? (Month/year)
e. What is the value of your backup support contract?

4. What compute vendor(s) and model do you currently use?
a. Number of servers?
b. What operating system(s) do you use?
c. What percentage is virtualised?
d. Virtualisation platform?
e. When is your planned (or estimated) compute refresh date? (Month/year)
f. When does your compute support contract end? (Month/year)
g. What is the value of the compute support contract?

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

In addition, please provide a copy of your current IT Strategy and an organisation chart depicting the IT department with contact names and telephone numbers.

Yours faithfully,

Brian Foulds

Foi Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Many thanks
Freedom of Information Officer
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Foi Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Good Afternoon

Please find attached and below the response to your Freedom of Information request.

I have also attached a Customer Satisfaction Survey and it would be much appreciated if you could take the time to complete this and return to us by e-mail.

1. What is your annual IT Infrastructure Budget for 2016 & 2017? £1.25m
2. What storage vendor(s) and model do you currently use? Dell Compellent
a. When was the installation date of above storage vendor(s)? April 2008
b. When is your planned (or estimated) storage refresh date? (Month/year) 07/16 (procurement phase complete)
c. What is your estimated budget for the refresh? £400K
d. What date does your storage support contract end? (Month/year) Mar 17
e. What is the value of your storage support contract? N/A included in capital outlay
f. What is the capacity of the storage data in TB? 500TB

3. What backup software do you use? Veeam
a. How much data do you backup in TB? 80TB
b. When is your planned (or estimated) backup software refresh date? (Month/year) None Planned
c. What is the estimated budget for your backup software refresh? N/A
d. When does your backup support contract end? (Month/year) Oct 17
e. What is the value of your backup support contract? £16K

4. What compute vendor(s) and model do you currently use? HP and Dell
a. Number of servers? 60
b. What operating system(s) do you use? Windows
c. What percentage is virtualised? 85%
d. Virtualisation platform? VMWare
e. When is your planned (or estimated) compute refresh date? (Month/year) Apr 17
f. When does your compute support contract end? (Month/year) We do not have support on server hardware
g. What is the value of the compute support contract? N/A

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

In addition, please provide a copy of your current IT Strategy and an organisation chart depicting the IT department with contact names and telephone numbers. Attached

Regards
Freedom of Information Officer
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Email:[Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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