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.”
Keysource, the global datacentre and critical environment specialist, has been appointed by Datum Data Centres to undertake the design and build of the first-floor data centre construction at its site on the Cody Technology Park, Farnborough.
Digitalisation World talks to Richard Clifford, Head of Innovation at Keysource, about the launch of a new facilities maintenance service - Keysource Artificial Intelligence (KAI) - which uses machine learning and artificial intelligence technology to help organisations transform their edge operational management strategy.
Keysource, the leading global data centre specialist, is launching a new facilities maintenance service which utilises the latest machine learning/artificial intelligence technology to help organisations to transform their edge operational management strategy. KAI (Keysource Artificial Intelligence) has been designed to enable companies to make data led decisions around key issues such as reducing capital expenditure and unplanned downtime or gaining greater control over their edge infrastructure.
Keysource, the global data centre specialist, has been chosen to provide critical facilities management for Surrey County Council (SCC) and its partners, following a competitive tender. Under the terms of the two-year deal Keysource will be responsible for two dedicated, purpose built, state of the art data centres operated by the council which provide secure hosting space, applications and infrastructure services to over 8000 users.
Keysource has been appointed by Namsos Datasenter AS to deliver professional services for a new Edge Datacentre facility in Norway.
DCD London is the longest running conference dedicated to the data centre and cloud infrastructure industry. Now in its 18th year, the 2019 conference runs from the 5th to the 6th November and is set to host over 140 speakers and 1800-plus attendees responsible for the design, build, management and operation of mission critical IT facilities.