During the November 20, 2012 commissioners meeting held in Coos Bay, a late agenda item relating to the purchase of a $103K storage area network was brought before the board for discussion. According to radio personality and occasional commissioner, Cam Parry, the county’s network could collapse at any moment losing critical data unless the Presidio SAN hardware and software package is purchased and installed immediately. Lame duck commissioner Fred Messerle agreed timing is critical to avert imminent disaster and “we need to move right away”.
On Thursday, December 13 the commissioners have scheduled a work session to once again discuss the purchase. Presidio provides storage solutions and partners with several companies including Citrix, a former employer of one of the structure advisory committee members.
If the system is indeed this shaky it is a wonder this hasn’t been dealt with previously rather than rushing into a major purchase in a crisis. Temporarily the current board could opt to use a cloud service while the new board takes its time to thoroughly review the options before spending $100K+.