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Keysource wins large data centre project in Scotland

Date: 12th October 2014

Keysource has successfully competed and been awarded the contract to design and build a new state-of-the-art data centre for leading cloud computing experts; brightsolid.

Based at the Aberdeen Journals’ Lang Stracht site, this world class facility represents a £5million investment with an aim to link Aberdeen to the worlds other major energy cities. The facility is scheduled to open in April 2015 and detailed planning is already underway with the build phase to commence at the end of the month. Incorporating our innovative ecofris cooling solution, the 2200 sq. m. site will initially contain 200 high density racks with a capacity of 30Kw per rack allowing this Tier lll data centre to achieve an annualised PUE of 1.25.

In line with our commitment to ensure future proofing of all our customers business critical environments, this facility is designed to expand to double in size which will allow the brightsolid data centre to store up to 400 Petabytes of data!

Mike West, Managing Director, Keysource said:

“We are delighted to be working with brightsolid to develop this high performance facility in such an exciting market. We’ve been able to bring our experience of working with organisations across all sectors but particularly within Oil & Gas to provide a highly efficient, flexible solution which caters for the latest high density IT.

Richard Higgs, CEO, brightsolid, said:

“Aberdeen is the Energy Capital of Europe, and as such requires a global technology link for the market. We see our new Tier III state-of-the-art Aberdeen data centre as an opportunity to help position the city as a global tech hub. Keysource has designed the facility to the highest technical spec. It will feature the company’s ecofris cooling technology and employ a full data centre monitoring system including environmental, plant, power and PUE monitoring.”

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