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File #: 15-1443    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/4/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/15/2015 Final action: 12/15/2015
Title: Information Technologies recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve a Purchase Order in an amount not to exceed of $156,817 for the purchase of Dell server equipment; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to sign the Purchase Order for same, pending Counsel and Risk approval and minor revisions. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - DRAFT PO and WSCA Agm No. MNWNC-108 12-15-15
Title
Information Technologies recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Approve a Purchase Order in an amount not to exceed of $156,817 for the purchase of Dell server equipment; and
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to sign the Purchase Order for same, pending Counsel and Risk approval and minor revisions.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
The Board is being asked to 1) Approve a Purchase Order in the amount of $156,817.99 for the purchase of Dell server equipment; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to sign the Purchase Order for same which includes the following critical purchases:

SERVER UPGRADE: Upgrade existing server speeds to increase our processing throughput capacity. This is necessary to support current requirements as well as to support future growth. Based on our current projections, an upgrade to the current physical environment is the most cost-effective path.

COMPELLENT STORAGE: The data storage capacity of our County IT infrastructure is approaching a critical threshold. With data requirements continuing to grow, we are nearing limits of both available space and data throughput. Adding the Compellent storage device will address immediate needs for data storage, and also give us expansion capability for longer-term future growth.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
SERVER UPGRADE: Most of the County's databases, files, and applications no longer run on dedicated physical servers. With our current Dell hardware and software, most of our servers run as virtual machines within a huge multi-processor environment. As is the case with our storage capacity, increasing demand from County agencies and departments has put us near the limits of our current physical environment. The physical server upgrade is necessary to enable our virtual environment to efficiently support current and upcoming needs. This upgrade will more than double the speed at which our physical processors can communicate and manage our virtual server...

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