Keysource, the leading global datacentre and critical environment specialist, has been awarded a contract extension by Royal Holloway, University of London. It builds on a successful 10-year relationship during which Keysource has provided critical infrastructure services for the college.
A good testing and commissioning procedure is as critical as a good design for a data centre facility and yet there is far less emphasis on its importance. As a result many organisations are facing major risks for their infrastructure in that it will simply not achieve the performance, resilience and efficiency that it was designed for.
Keysource, the specialist in data centres and critical environments, has successfully completed a management buyout (MBO), led by Stephen Whatling. The transaction was backed by Tosca Debt Capital (TDC) and Shawbrook Bank, who provided equity finance and debt funding respectively. Terms of the deal are undisclosed.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.”