ITEM:

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

21.

AUTHORIZE EXPENDITURE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE PURCHASE (SERVER)

 

Meeting Date:

June 21, 2021

Budgeted:

Yes

 

From:

David J. Stoldt,

General Manager

Program/

Line Item No.

Information Technology

Fixed Assets

 

Prepared By:

Suresh Prasad

Cost Estimate:

$60,000

 

Committee Recommendation:The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on June 14, 2021 and recommended approval.

CEQA Compliance:This action does not constitute a project as defined by the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15378.

 

SUMMARY:Due to aging server network infrastructure, staff seeks authorization to purchase replacement information technology (IT) hardware (servers).The servers will replace existing equipment, adding efficiency and reliability to the Districtís existing IT systems.The existing servers range from 5 years old to approximately 8 years old.This request will add two new servers which will replace four existing servers.

 

RECOMMENDATION:The Administrative Committee recommends that the Board approve expenditures not-to-exceed $60,000 to purchase and install two new servers and pertinent components related to the servers.

 

IMPACT TO STAFF/RESOURCES:The FY 2021-2022 Information Technology budget includes funds for these purchases.

BACKGROUND:The Districtís 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 4 physical production servers with ranges between 5-8 years old. The current servers in place are near capacity and end of shelf lives.The District has program in place to replace existing servers with virtual servers to reduce power consumption and datacenter footprint.This will serve to increase maintenance efficiency and reduce any down time.

 

EXHIBITS

None

 

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