Wellington’s Capital and Coast District Heath Board is considering building a new datacentre.
HealthIntelligence, the agency which procures ICT services for the DHB, has released an request for information (RFI) seeking expressions of interest in providing a new datacentre. The RFI isn’t a procurement process; its purpose is to investigate potential options, and to “assess potential design, procurement and implementation costs”, and other information.
The RFI document notes: “HealthIntelligence has identified that there would be significant benefits in building a new CCDHB high density datacentre located in an existing building.
The document notes several benefits of a new datacentre, including ensuring the datacentre can provide scalability and flexibility to meet current and future CCDHB/hospital requirements, reducing the overall operating costs of the datacentre by increasing environmental efficiency and eliminating capacity constraints within the current datacentre.
More flexible operational management, and simplified disaster recovery and business continuity, are also noted as benefits.
CCDHB’s move comes at the same time as Otago DHB is tendering for construction work on a new datacentre, which was commissioned last year.