July 2012

Request:

The National Archives was asked to provide information regarding ICT equipment. The information sought was as follows:

1.       The number of employees you have
2.       The number of different physical locations from which you operate
3.       The number of devices that you have that connect to your network.
4.       The number of physical servers in operation
5.       The number of virtual servers in operation
6.       The main manufacturer of your telephone system (PBX)
7.       The main manufacturer of your LAN network
8.       The main manufacturer of your physical Servers

Outcome:

Successful

Response:

See below for the information which was provided:
 
1. The number of employees:

As of 31 May 2012, we had 641 employees with 608.76 Full-time equivalent

2. The number of different physical locations operated from:

           Two locations - Kew and Norwich

3. The number of devices connected to the network:

1200 Desktops and Thin Clients, 301 Laptops, and 210 Blackberry phones

4. The number of physical servers in operation:

225 (including 12 ESX Hosts)

5. The number of virtual servers in operation:

126

6. The main telephone system (PBX) manufacturer:

     Aastra (MD110)

7.   The main LAN network manufacturer:

Avaya (Nortel)

8.  The main manufacturer of physical Servers:

Hewlett Packard