DD1155 Additional IT data replication appliance

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD1155
Date signed: 
23 May 2014
Decision by: 
Martin Clarke, Executive Director, Resources

Executive summary

Approval is sought to conduct a procurement exercise to purchase an additional data replication appliance. The additional appliance will be deployed in the TfL data centre that is used by the GLA as a disaster recovery standby site. The GLA already has 3 such appliances: two in City Hall and one in the disaster recovery centre. An additional device will further improve system reliability and disaster recovery capabilities.

The GLA is increasingly using the TfL data centre as a private Cloud solution, providing the benefits of Cloud technology combined with the control and security of GLA data. Improved reliability of the link with TfL will allow the GLA to gain additional business benefits from this relationship.

The procurement is for hardware only and the cost will not exceed £85,000.

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