New Zealand Trade and Enterprise wants to appoint a preferred supplier of Riverbed Steelhead WAN optimisation controllers (WOCs), and associated deployment services, for three years. It is calling for organisations capable of supporting its worldwide offices. It has nine in New Zealand and 39 offices offshore, with server hub sites in Singapore, Los Angeles and London. The request for proposal covers WOC devices, mobile clients, deployment services and support. NZTE needs 12 Riverbed 250L appliances and 20 250M appliances within the next three months, and might need to replace its 2020 devices in Auckland and Wellington within nine months. It may also require a further seven devices for local offices in the next year.
It is considering three options for mobile, including clients for all laptops, mobile clients for all offshore laptops or mobile clients only for sites with no physical devices. The deadline for responses is 26 February.