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PGS and Keysource land international data centre award

Date: 5th March 2014

Keysource, the leading data centre design and build specialist together with Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS), the oil exploration surveyor, has won a Brill Award for Efficient IT after earning top marks for the significant upgrade of its data centre facility.

PGS received the highest score in the Data Center Operational Upgrade category in the EMEA region, winning praise from a judging panel consisting of more than 90 industry professionals.  The Brill Awards, which are managed by the Uptime Institute, continue the legacy of the institute’s founder, the late Kenneth Brill, and promote his vision of sharing best practices and new ideas to improve IT efficiency.

Mike Turff, Global Compute Resources Manager, Petroleum Geo-Services, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have the quality of our facility recognised by a judging panel of industry leaders and to receive a Brill Award. Delivering Efficient IT is a key focus for us and Keysource has helped us to achieve a world class facility”.

Keysource completed the upgrade of the data centre facility, located at PGS’s headquarters in Weybridge, Surrey, earlier this month. Already recognised for award winning performance and a 1.15 PUE L2,YC , the upgrade has increased power density by approximately 50%.This has been achieved within the same internal footprint, using an innovative chillerless design. The facility now boasts 188 rack positions, supporting up to 30kW per rack.

Senior IT, Data Centre, Energy and Facilities Managers will have an opportunity to see one of Europe’s most efficient data centres for themselves in April, when Keysource and PGS host the first in a series of seminars and tours at the upgraded facility.

Andy Hayes, Director of Keysource said: “This award is excellent recognition of Keysource and PGS’s joint drive for continual improvement and innovation. This upgrade builds on an award winning design and includes the latest in efficiency, utilising chillerless indirect free cooling.”

The first seminar takes place on the morning of Wednesday 2nd April, with further dates being announced throughout the year.  For more information, or to register, contact Keysource on 0345 204 3333 or visit


The PUEL2,YC  measure for PGS is a Category 2 measurement of PUE (as defined by the Green Grid and a 12 month total kWh consumption). Power usage effectiveness (PUE) is the industry-recognised metric for infrastructure energy efficiency for data centres, developed by The Green Grid Association and is the ratio of total facilities energy to IT equipment energy.


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