1. The features asked in Annexure V- Part 1, were taken from
DCIG (Data Center Infrastructure group) which surveyed the PBBA
in the market and categorized the features accordingly. Part-2
is generic questionnaire specific to backup technology posed to
a PBBA vendor Therefore, claim from certain vendors indicating
that some of the features, are proprietary and vendor specific
in nature, is meaningless. It has been found that there are
two categories of vendors that offer PBBA i.e One offering all
in one solution and the other offering a purpose built storage
appliance along with software loaded on a stand alone
management console. Therefore features found in category one
may be absent in category 2 and vice versa.
2. Please note that most of the features asked for, need to be
demonstrated with real data volume during the installation time
since POC is done on a very small data size. For eg., backing
up and restoring 35 million files will be tested during the
3. The RFP has been revised based on the inputs received from
the vendors and the internal committee members, Therefore, the
revised RFP should be used as a reference.
4. Please do not forget to submit 1) relevant documents ( White
papers / Brochures) to support the features asked for and 2)
pictorial representation of overall proposed solution with
proper SAN/ LAN connectivity diagrams.
Please click below links to see Questionnaire raised by
vendors and responses given by IUCAA.