Cobb to spend $1.1 million for data disaster recovery upgrade

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners agreed 5-0 Tuesday to spend around $1.1 million for two contracts to back up and recover data.

Without this change, restoring a file or database can take from hours to weeks, according to Sharon A. Stanley, director of Cobb County Information Services.

SHI International Corp. will be paid $966,729 for a new Enterprise Backup and Recovery Solution that was last upgraded in 2010.

The company also will receive $195,000 to supply the county with computer hardware and software to improve data disaster recovery capabilities.

Included in the $966,729 contract is $200,580 for hardware and software maintenance fees for five years.

Maintenance fees for the additional disaster recovery hardware and software are estimated to be $39,000 annually.

Funds are available in the operating budget of the Information Services Department.