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DCIM upgrade for BSkyB

Keysource and Schneider Electric Upgrade DCIM at Sky

Date: 27th November 2014

Partnership between Keysource and Schneider Electric is key to the successful replacement of Sky’s data centre asset management system with the StruxureWare data centre infrastructure management solution (DCIM).

British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (Sky) is Britain and Ireland’s leading home entertainment and communications company providing services to more than 40% of homes. Sky operates over 1,000 IT equipment racks in 6 resilient and low PUE data centres located in the UK that host the infrastructure that supports SkyGo, NowTV and their customer management platforms.

The partnership brings together the leading vendor of a full DCIM suite and a specialist data centre partner with an established track record for integrating management software including DCIM and BMS as well as other data centre and infrastructure applications. The Schneider Electric solution includes StruxureWare Data Center Operation, Capacity and IT Optimize applications from the comprehensive StruxureWare for Data Centers DCIM suite.

Riccardo Degli Effetti, Head of Data Centre Operations at Sky commented:

”Data Centres are at the core of IT and are responsible for consuming enormous amount of power. With our on-going commitment to reduce our carbon footprint in mind, we felt the need for a tool that would allow us to holistically monitor the performance of our DC Estate and help us in identifying opportunities to optimise our consumption whilst maximising service uptime. We know that DCIM is a journey and we wanted a long-term trustworthy partner to accompany us throughout. We believe with Keysource and Schneider we have achieved that. “

Rob Elder, Director of Keysource, said:

“We are delighted that Sky has selected Keysource to deliver this StruxureWare DCIM project. As a leading provider of media content and satellite broadcast services, Sky has a complex and well established set of existing systems. Our close relationship with both Sky and Schneider Electric has been a critical success factor to ensure all the technical, functional and service delivery standards demanded were met within an exacting timescale.”

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