ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE

 

3.

AUTHORIZE EXPENDITURE FOR IT INFRASTRUCTURE HARDWARE REPLACEMENT

 

Meeting Date:

July 10, 2017

Budgeted:

Yes

 

From:

David J. Stoldt,

General Manager

Program:

Information Technology

 

 

Line Item No.:

Fixed Assets

 

Prepared By:

Mark Dudley

Cost Estimate:

$18,000

 

Administrative Services Division Manager/Chief Financial Officer Review:Yes

Committee Recommendation:The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on July 10, 2017 and recommended ________________.

CEQA Compliance:Action does not constitute a project as defined by CEQA Guidelines section 15378.

 

SUMMARY:As part of the information technology (IT) infrastructure maintenance and upgrade plan, staff seeks authorization to add capacity to our Netapp filer and purchase other needed hardware.Netapp is the Districtís storage device used to store data and is attached to the network.

 

RECOMMENDATION:Staff recommends approval of expenditures not-to-exceed $18,000 to purchase the items listed in the table below:

 

Product

Price

Netapp Expansion Drives

$9200

Replacement staff laptops/tablets

$3800

Workstation Refresh

$5000

TOTAL

$18000

 

IMPACT TO STAFF/RESOURCES:The FY 2017-18 Information Technology budget includes funds of $18,000 in the District budget for these line item purchases.

BACKGROUND:The District IT Infrastructure supports all facets of Districtís computing needs including e-mail, Data Storage, Network and Data Security, Water Demand Database Application, GIS Application and Storage, Web Hosting, Financial Applications, SQL server databases and numerous other needs. The District currently houses 8 physical production servers with various purchase dates between 2003 and 2016.Netapp storage devices were purchased in 2013.These new storage devices will augment the existing infrastructure and help reduce power and space requirements while providing much-needed storage capacity. Workstations will replace existing staff workstations and laptops/tablets will assist with an increasingly mobile workforce.

 

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