Deadline: 2019-10-24 Award: $150,000 CAD Open to: Canadian Corporations*
SSC currently spends a large amount of time, money and resources gathering information on current technologies, applications and services in aging data centres, using out-of-date tools and information, and a manual decision-making process on the best strategy to consolidate all federal data centres into 10 or less. The current process for gathering the necessary information on the infrastructure, applications and services that reside in Legacy Data Centres is extremely time-consuming and cumbersome. SSC must engage the individual owners (other federal departments) of these Legacy Data Centres in order to obtain a snapshot in time of constantly changing information, using whichever local tools are available in that particular data centre. These tools often cannot show important interdependencies or required Facilities as a Service (FaaS). Once this data is gathered, it must be manually consolidated in order to perform an options analysis to identify best fit of services into an Enterprise Data Centre (EDC). This process is also lengthy, resource intensive and the information is often out of date by the time the options analysis phase can begin, creating the risk of missing opportunities for consolidation, and infrastructure reduction. In addition, there is no capability to analyze Cloud-readiness or opportunities for innovation.