Wellington City Council has explored the possibility of sourcing joint disaster backup services with other councils but says it has had little interest.
The recommendation of an analysis, reached with the aid of consultancy Resultex, is to spend $3.8 million over the next four years and $788,000 a year after that for ongoing maintenance on IT disaster recovery systems.
The recommendation will go before the full council on August 20 for a decision. The council has approved an initial budget of $1.018 million.
“Resultex did research the costs and options around using a vendor to provide the council a disaster recovery service and sharing services outside of Wellington but this became too costly,” council spokesperson Angela Benseman says. Resultex analysed the costs, but did not go as far as obtaining indicative bids from potential suppliers.