Software Supply Contract – Datacore SANSymphony solution including hardware and software

Software Supply Contract – Datacore SANSymphony solution including hardware and software

Ashfield District Council have a requirement for the provision of a replacement Datacore SANSymphony solution including hardware, software and migration assistance. Any quoted solution not running Datacore SANSymphony will be disregarded.

REFERENCE ADC/SLW/AS/2013/0033

Provision of a replacement Datacore SANSymphony solution including hardware, software and migration assistance
Awarding body Bassetlaw District Council

Est. Start Date: 18/10/2013
Est. End Date: 17/10/2016

Description

Ashfield District Council have a requirement for the provision of a replacement Datacore SANSymphony solution including hardware, software and migration assistance. Any quoted solution not running Datacore SANSymphony will be disregarded.

The existing solution is a Datacore SANSymphony 7 solution with 10TB usable storage and synchronous mirroring running on two windows 2008 servers with storage provided by two Nexsan Sataboy disk units connected via a SAS connection. The 2 Datacore servers are in separate buildings but at the same location communicating via iSCSI. The solution is used to provide the storage for five VMware ESXi servers via iSCSI although they may also be used for the provision of disk space directly to non-VMware servers via iSCSI. The existing configuration does not lend itself well to its current use in terms of performance and so the provider of any replacement solution is expected to provide a system that delivers a performance more suited to our environment and systems.

The replacement hardware required is for two separate servers running Datacore SANSymphony with enough disk capacity internally to migrate existing data. There is no desire to continue with a solution with the storage as separate iSCSI connected units although any quoted hardware should have the ability for the disk space to be expanded with an external unit in the future.

You are invited to quote/tender for the supply, configuration and provision of migration assistance of the replacement Datacore SANSymphony solution.

The provider should be an approved Datacore partner and have a proven track record of providing and migrating Datacore SANSymphony systems in a live environment. The configuration of the solution, including the RAID setup, is to be recommended by the supplier but must deliver the enterprise class performance required.

The Council’s detailed requirements are defined in the Specification.
 

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Quotation
Estimated ValueText Description
Category Information Communication Technology,
CPV codes 30000000, 48000000, 51000000,
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

4 October 2013

9 days

Submission Return By

9 October 2013

14 days

Contact Details

Ashfield District Council
Sandy Williams
01909 533449

This contract is being managed by Bassetlaw District Council . To request documentation contact sandy.williams@bassetlaw.gov.uk