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KEYSOURCE DELIVERS CRITICAL PROJECT FOR SEGA EU

Jan 8, 2021 2:28:51 PM / by Keysource posted in IT Infrastructure

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Keysource, the global datacentre and critical environment specialist, has undertaken a consultancy and professional services project for a communications room for Two Point Studios, newly acquired by Sega Europe, the producer of multi-million-selling game franchises including Sonic the Hedgehog, Total War, and Yakuza. This latest project builds on a 10-year relationship between Sega and Keysource.

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KEYSOURCE PARTNERS WITH MATES IN MIND

Dec 4, 2020 4:27:16 PM / by Keysource posted in Keysource

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Keysource, global data centre and critical environment specialists, have officially partnered with workplace mental health charity Mates in Mind. The charity is focused on raising awareness, addressing the stigma of poor mental health and promoting positive mental wellbeing across places of work. The announcement comes after Keysource leaders recognised the increased strain on mental health whilst the pandemic continues to disrupt the work and life balance of employees. 

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Jon Healy joins Inside Data Centre Podcast

Nov 13, 2020 2:25:17 PM / by Keysource posted in Report

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Jon Healy, Operations Director at Keysource, took part in Andy Davis’ Inside Data Centre Podcast. Jon discussed the latest Keysource Industry Report, the drivers for growth in the industry, the challenges faced as it expands, and how the industry will be shaped in 2021 and beyond.

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KEYSOURCE SUPPORTS EDGE INFRASTRUCTURE

Nov 12, 2020 4:37:15 PM / by Keysource posted in Edge

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A leading US technology company has renewed its contract with Keysource, the global data centre and critical environment specialist, for the ongoing maintenance and facilities management of a number of micro Modular Data Centres (MDCs).

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November 2020: Read our Covid-19 Update

Nov 5, 2020 7:24:00 PM / by Keysource

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At Keysource, we are committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our team, supply chain and clients, and playing our part in helping to minimise the spread of the virus.

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KEYSOURCE WINS PROJECT FOR LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

Oct 28, 2020 3:13:18 PM / by Ted Pulfer

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Leeds City Council has awarded Keysource, the data centre and critical environment specialists, a major cooling upgrade project for its facility in Leeds, following a competitive tender.

Under the terms of the deal, Keysource will be responsible for the full mechanical and electrical installation of a replacement data centre cooling system to increase efficiency, improve airflow, and reduce operational costs. The new system will monitor the space and the cold aisle temperature and humidity to optimise the delivery of required cold aisle conditions to maximise efficiency.

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KEYSOURCE APPOINTS NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR

Oct 7, 2020 8:44:49 AM / by Stephen Whatling posted in Keysource

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Keysource, the global datacentre and critical environment specialist, has appointed a new Finance Director to support the business as it continues to see significant growth across all its service areas – consultancy, project delivery and critical operations services.

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KEYSOURCE TO SUPPORT UK POLICING VIA FORTRUS

Oct 6, 2020 5:34:48 PM / by Ted Pulfer posted in Keysource

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Keysource, the global datacentre and critical environment specialist, has been selected to join the Fortrus Framework as an approved supplier of data centre services and solutions. Under the terms of the agreement Keysource will join the framework of organisations that have been strategically selected because they have the ability to provide UK policing with cost-effective and compliant technology solutions.

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KEYSOURCE LAUNCHES STATE OF THE INDUSTRY REPORT

Sep 17, 2020 4:26:08 PM / by Keysource posted in Keysource

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The Keysource 2020 State of the Industry Report is, unsurprisingly, dominated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – in particular the technology changes and challenges that it has brought to business and its effect on people’s ability to work, their priorities and decision-making processes.

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KEYSOURCE APPOINTED BY WILLIS TOWERS WATSON

Sep 16, 2020 9:28:17 AM / by Keysource posted in Keysource

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Keysource, the datacentre and critical environment specialist, has been appointed by Willis Towers Watson, the leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, in a retained ‘guardian role’ to oversee an update of its facility in Nashville, Tennessee. It builds on the ten-year relationship which has seen Keysource act as European critical environment partner, completing major upgrades on two strategic data centres in the UK.
 
Willis Towers Watson initially instructed Keysource to carry out an independent review of the datacentre which has around 100 active racks with an IT load of circa 320kW. Keysource delivered a report outlining improvement opportunities which included high-level budgets which prioritised the projects based on risk and reward. Keysource then reviewed the supplier proposals to ensure design consistency and budget compliance.
 
Following on from this Keysource has now been appointed by Willis Towers Watson  in a retained guardian role to oversee the UPS replacement project. This involves providing independent advice, guidance and project controls to ensure the successful outcome of the project including reviewing scopes, programmes, health and safety documentation etc. It will also include providing guidance on how the system should be tested prior to being brought into operation and additional site visits out to Nashville to witness test the solution prior to going into service.
 
Paul West, Director of Global Data Centres Infrastructure & Operations at Willis Towers Watson, said: “Our Nashville Datacentre is now at an important stage in its lifecycle and there is an opportunity to set out to re-scale and remodel the environment to provide a more efficient and flexible facility. Keysource is once again taking the role of trusted advisor to ensure the successful delivery of these  changes.”
 
Chris West, Head of Global Accounts at Keysource, said: “Our role in this project was to continue to support the Willis Towers Watson team with our capabilities to ensure rigorous adherence to governance, process and procedures. These are underpinned by our industry best practice and standards to provide certainty of outcome, cost savings and reduced risk.”

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