Northumbria University is seeking a partner to work alongside the internal IT Services infrastructure team to shape and then transform their network and compute hardware, and facilities.
The future vision is a new technical infrastructure at Northumbria that does not block innovation for teaching and research across the University. In parallel, IT Services is looking to reduce costs, reduce the on-premises footprint and utilise cloud services where possible. The selected partner will work with specialists at Northumbria to design a software-defined data centre utilising hyper-converged infrastructure to aid monitoring, alerting and security. The design will also need to comprise a modern backup solution and a re-design of the existing on-premises data centres to accommodate the overall architecture.
The successful partner for this collaborative engagement will assist us to produce an Infrastructure & Cloud Strategy for the University, an architectural roadmap for the delivery of the strategy and a high-level design of the end-state architecture.
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