Keysource, the expert in data centres and business critical environments, has been appointed by the University of Leicester on a 3-year extendable contract to provide critical data centre facilities management (FM) services. This latest contract builds on an 11 year relationship which started in 2009 when Keysource designed and built the university’s award winning data centre which they then expanded in 2011, almost doubling it in size.
The University of Leicester has appointed Keysource, the datacentre and critical environment specialists, to lead the transformation of its Computer Centre Data Centre located on campus. It follows an increase in the need for high performance computing driven in part by the growth in research initiatives such as DiRAC, ALICE and space exploration projects.
The London Borough of Hillingdon has renewed its managed services contract with global datacentre and critical environment specialist Keysource for a further two years, building on a successful partnership spanning over 15 years. Under the terms of the deal Keysource will continue to provide planned and reactive maintenance and support on the critical USP infrastructure throughout the Council’s datacentre estate.
We are all aware of the exponential growth in the generation of data, and the seemingly endless demand for data centres to support this. The design and build of these facilities requires significant investment with large sums being spent on to ensure capacity, efficiency and resilience. However, once the (non-existent) dust has settled and the design and delivery teams have gone, operating and managing it becomes the main focus.
Timely advice and valuable technical insight can be the catalyst to realising the swift return on any investment decision. Richard Clifford, Head of Solutions at Keysource, the global data centre and critical environment specialist, explains.
The recent fire event at OVH cloud, in Strasbourg, France and another similar incident in the US is a strong reminder of the risks which remain present in operating data centre facilities and, importantly, what this could mean for operational staff, business reputation and client services.
Keysource, the global datacentre and critical environment specialist, was engaged by Datum Datacentres, a leading provider of datacentre and colocations services, to provide approved assessment services to support the renewal of their DCA certification. Prior to undertaking the formal audit Keysource also assisted Datum in understanding the current requirements of the DCA certification scheme and identifying any gaps which required addressing prior to the audit itself.