Decision details

Capital Funding request for ARP/VM Ware at Thetford

Decision Maker: Business Improvement and Projects Sub-Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To recommend release of funds from unapproved ICT strategy for the implementation of virtualisation solution for Breckland Council – Thetford office.


To release £12,040.66 for the procurement of virtualisation software, back-up solution software and implementation of virtualisation for storage attached network (SAN) solution for Breckland Council office – Thetford.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 2 is the only course of action available to Breckland Council in working towards allowing the Acadamy and Comino software applications to be upgraded and virtualised.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1

Do nothing – this will not resolve any of the issues.  The procurement of the IT equipment and services will not be made and continuance of the Comino and Acadamy systems will cease.


Option 2

Release capital to procure necessary IT software and services to allow the virtualisation to take place onto the SAN hardware environment.

Publication date: 20/01/2011

Date of decision: 18/01/2011

Decided at meeting: 18/01/2011 - Business Improvement and Projects Sub-Committee

Effective from: 28/01/2011

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