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File #: 18-0069    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 12/26/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/11/2018 Final action: 1/11/2018
Title: Approve the purchase from AMS.NET of two Hewlett Packard CS3000 Storage Area Network Appliances in the amount of $263,610.84 to facilitate the upgrade and expansion of the Wastewater Management Division's electronic storage architecture utilizing a cooperative purchase agreement.
Sponsors: Information Services Department
Attachments: 1. Merced County FOCUS Contract #2015109.pdf, 2. AMS.NET SAN Quote Q-00022138.pdf
REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL


January 11, 2018


FROM: Bryon Horn, Chief Information Officer
Information Services Department

SUBJECT
Title
Approve the purchase from AMS.NET of two Hewlett Packard CS3000 Storage Area Network Appliances in the amount of $263,610.84 to facilitate the upgrade and expansion of the Wastewater Management Division's electronic storage architecture utilizing a cooperative purchase agreement.

Body
RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends that Council authorize the Chief Information Officer to approve the purchase from AMS.NET of two Hewlett Packard (HP) CS3000 Storage Area Network (SAN) Appliances in the amount of $263,610.84 to facilitate the upgrade and expansion of the Wastewater Management Division's electronic storage architecture. In accordance with Administrative Order 3-1, the equipment is being purchased through a competitive purchase agreement (Merced County FOCUS Contract #2015109).

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Wastewater Management Division is upgrading several applications that are critical to its operations, such as the Computerized Maintenance Management System, the Laboratory Information Management System, the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), the Electronic Information Management System, and Peninsular Technologies Pipetech software.

These upgrades will consume a large amount of electronic storage space and the current hardware is not properly sized to support the software upgrade. Further driving the need for the upgrade is the age of the hardware as some of the SANs are near the end of the manufacture support and it is not a best practice to rely on unsupported hardware for critical systems.

BACKGROUND

The Wastewater Management Division is upgrading several critical applications to maintain a high level of service. During this process massive amounts of documents are converted or maintained in electronic format and attached to various software applications. This requires more storage space than is ava...

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