The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is looking to purchase up to 20 blade servers and two chassis for its Melbourne and Canberra datacentres as part of plans to rollout Citrix XenServer 5.5 and XenDesktop 3 farms.
In a request for tenders the ACCC said it needed the blade servers and associated periphery to support the Citrix rollout and a range of undisclosed infrastructure projects.
The watchdog maintains an existing investment in HP blade infrastructure and in the tender documents called on bidders to quote on HP blc 7000 Blade Chassis, HP BL460c G6 E5550 blade servers, HP BL490c G6 E5570 blade servers, and 10GbE LAN core switches. Each component also has additional criteria to address.
Other blade server platforms can be proposed but according to the tender documents a significant cost saving to the ACCC must be included for them to be considered.
The tender closes on October 6, 2009.