|RFx ID :||19478288|
|Tender Name :||Compute Storage Upgrade - L0274/C|
|Reference # :||L0274/C|
|Open Date :||Thursday, 8 March 2018 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Wednesday, 25 April 2018 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Department/Business Unit :||Project Management Office|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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The University of Canterbury is looking for credible providers who have the capability, experience and infrastructure to deliver and support a proven and robust Compute storage solution.
We have an existing VMware farm with a number of clusters using storage from a number of storage arrays connected over Fibre Channel. We would like to convert this to a Hyper Converged Infrastructure with local storage on the hosts, shared over an Ethernet backbone and with a SDS Management layer. We would prefer to upgrade our existing hardware but if this will not provide the solution required then we are open to replacing it.
A separate RFP activity will be run in parallel to this one for UC’s ‘File / NAS’ storage requirements, interested suppliers can submit an RFP response for either one or both of UC’s storage requirements.
This is an exciting opportunity to be a long term business partner with Canterbury University.