A comprehensive three-month audit across 11 global data centres was completed last year by critical environment specialists, Keysource. The professional services reviewed the pharmaceutical giant’s entire estate of edge compute to ensure they were able to support the business objectives for the next 10 years. The evaluation included reference to best practise and both national and international standards to support the ongoing IT Transformation strategy.
A spokesperson for the company said:
“This was a challenging brief covering a number of very different geographies and facilities and we needed a partner with specialist skills and knowledge that could support our global estate."
With nearly 9000 employees across 120 countries, the pharmaceutical client has a shared common purpose across all its companies to identify and accelerate the development of meaningful medicines that add value for patients and healthcare providers around the globe.
Richard Clifford, data centre consultant and head of innovation at Keysource, said:
"We are finding that a lot of the global consultancy services we are currently called on to provide relate to large, distributed IT estates, which present significant operational challenges."
Our professional services allow clients to get a clear picture of the state of their facilities against best practice and a range of relevant standards. We can then support them in developing options for standardising their estate to ensure operational continuity.”
Based on the audit, Keysource continues to support the company in line with their investment roadmap and to ensure ongoing service continuity.