The NSW Department of Services, Technology and Administration has named Dell and NetApp as the first suppliers appointed to the renewed storage and server panel 846, which is expected to worth more than $80 million to ICT suppliers in the State.
Up to 5 more companies are still in the process of working through legal documentation with the Department and will be added to the panel in the coming weeks.
The panel arrangement is for the supply of storage, server platforms and virtualisation technologies and runs from 16 June 2010 to 30 April 2012. Its potential value is estimate to be $47 million per year for the duration of the contract.
While Dell was a member of the original 846 panel, this is a new area of NSW Government supply for NetApp.
Alongside Dell, the original panel comprised of EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, Sun Microsystems and XSI Data Solutions.
It is as yet unknown which of these, if any, will reappear on the revised panel.
The areas of supply outlined by both arrangements include:
- Midrange (Departmental) Servers
- High-End (Enterprise) Servers (including Unix)
- and Mainframe Systems
- Peripherals & Hardware add-ons
- Software for Midrange Systems
- Storage Solutions
- Storage Area Network (SAN)
- Network Attached Storage (NAS)
- Content Addressed Storage (CAS)
- Managed storage solutions
- Tape Library
- Storage & Backup Software
- Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
Dell is already a member of two other NSW panels, the 2007 Panel for PCs, notebooks and servers, and the 2020 Panel for ICT Services.
NetApp is also a member of the Contract 2020 Panel for ICT services.