IT Infrastructure

Under the freedom of information act I would like the following:

1) ICT Team structure including name, email and any contact details from CIO, IT Director IT Manager, IT Infrastructure Manager.

DCC Structure charts are available on the DCC public website :

https://www.devon.gov.uk/leadership-group/

Contact to DCC should be through the Customer Service Centre, details of which are available online:

https://www.devon.gov.uk/help/contact-us/

2) ICT strategy for the next 5 years.

The Devon County Council road map covers the Council’s ICT strategy for the next three years. This document is intended to be published on the Council’s website in the coming weeks. For this reason, we consider this is exempt under Section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Whilst we recognise that there is a public interest in openness around the way the Council seeks to operate its ICT function, we consider that given the short timescale in which this information is to be made public, there is a stronger public interest in withholding this information from disclosure at this time.

3) Name of all your IT Res-seller’s you work with and buy from.

Software Box Ltd

I also require the following information:
– What is your annual IT Infrastructure Budget for 2016 & 2017?

2016/17 = £1.4m
2017/18 = £2.48m

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

DellEMC VNX5700 & NS120

– When was the installation date of above storage vendor(s)?

2012 & 2011 respectively

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

September 2018

– What is your estimated budget for the refresh?

Options are currently being considered which may lead to a procurement exercise. Any disclosure of information which causes prejudice to this procurement exercise will prejudice the commercial interests of the council. This information is therefore exempt from disclosure pursuant to s.43 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

– What date does your storage support contract end? (Month/year)

November 2018.

– What is the value of your storage support contract?

Options are currently being considered which may lead to a procurement exercise. Any disclosure of information which causes prejudice to this procurement exercise will prejudice the commercial interests of the council. This information is therefore exempt from disclosure pursuant to s.43 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

– What is the capacity of the storage data in TB?

275TB Useable

– What compute vendor(s) (Servers) and model do you currently use?

HPE & IBM
HP Proliant DL360 G5/G6/G7/Gen8/Gen9, HP Proliant DL380 G4p/Gen8, HP BL460c G5/G6/G7/Gen8/Gen10, IBM P Series, RS6000, Power710/730

– Number of servers?

450 virtual, 100 physical

– What operating system(s) do you use?

Windows 2008R2, Windows 2012R”, Windows 2016R2, AIX 6.1 & 7.1, SuSe leap, openSUSE, SLES

– What percentage is virtualised?

80%

– Virtualisation platform?

VMWare

– When is your planned (or estimated) compute refresh date? (Month/year)

A partial refresh is planned for September 2018

– When does your compute support contract end? (Month/year)

July 2018

– What is the value of the compute support contract?

Options are currently being considered which may lead to a procurement exercise. Any disclosure of information which causes prejudice to this procurement exercise will prejudice the commercial interests of the council. This information is therefore exempt from disclosure pursuant to s.43 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

– Do you have a cloud strategy if so what is it?

Strategic direction is Cloud First

– Do you use Azure or Amazon Web Services?

Yes: Azure

– Do you have a VDI infrastructure – Y/N If No do you plan to?

No, and no plans

-What IT product/renewal is the most expensive and would you like to save/cut costs

Storage. To be addressed with competitive procurement process

 

3) Desktop/Laptops:
What Brand do you use

Lenovo

Total number

4,400

When is upgrade/refresh

Over the last 18 months DCC laptops have been refreshed. Any future refreshes will be dependent on future need.

 

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

DCC has not outsourced its IT provision.