Fantastic news reached Keysource HQ this week after we were informed we had been shortlisted in the Green and the Large Business category for the Business Matters Annual Awards.
We will be keeping our fingers crossed when the winners are announced at an exclusive black tie event at The Hilton, Gatwick South Terminal in July. The ceremony will be hosted by BBC One Show reporter and Channel 5 presenter Nick Wallis, in what promises to be an exciting evening.
This is the second nomination we have received during the last couple of weeks after being shortlisted in the Enterprise End User Innovation category at the Data Centre and Cloud Awards.
The Keysource team is delighted after being nominated for another top industry award. We have been shortlisted in the Enterprise End User Innovation category at the Data Centre and Cloud Awards in recognition of our chillerless indirect fresh air cooling solution – ecofris.
All eyes will fall upon Monaco on the evening of June 2nd for the awards ceremony ahead of the Datacloud Europe, Global Congress & Exhibition which kicks-off the following day. Now in their eighth year, the Data Centre and Cloud Awards are designed to showcase “best in class services and innovation” and we look forward to digging out our tuxedos and ballgowns for an evening’s entertainment in the millionaire’s playground.
Commenting on the event, Gerd J Simon, chairman of the judges panel, said:
We have received an outstanding range of nominations and the winners will be presented before an audience of more than 400 people to recognise the best in this increasingly challenging and competitive industry.
So far this year Keysource has already been granted a RoSPA Award and crowned winner of the inaugural Sussex Super Growth Awards based on the company’s 135% growth performance over the last three years. We will keep our fingers crossed and let you know how we get on!
University of Leicester has scooped a national industry award for its highly efficient data centre that was designed, built and continues to be managed by Keysource. The purpose-built facility won the Leadership in Public Sector category at the Data Centre Leaders Awards, which celebrates data centre achievements across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The award was presented at a prestigious ceremony at the Lancaster London Hotel hosted by journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil. The University of Leicester was amongst 15 winners, recognised for their data centre innovation, leadership and best practice thinking.
Mike West, Managing Director of Keysource commented: “We would like to congratulate University of Leicester on winning this influential award, which recognises all the hard work that has been put in to create a sector leading data centre that boasts high levels of reliability and efficiency. By combining proven, industry-leading technology with best practise design, build and management processes we have been able to work with University of Leicester to deliver technical excellence and high levels of performance.”
Keysource and the University of Leicester have been shortlisted for the Environmental Project of the Year category at the 2011 UK IT Industry Awards for the design and build of a purpose-built data centre for the university. The highly efficient data centre has not only dramatically reduced energy usage and boosted operational performance, but also enabled the University to consolidate its on-campus technology infrastructure.
The UK IT Industry Awards is jointly hosted by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and Computing magazine, and provides a platform for the IT industry to showcase and celebrate best practise, innovation and excellence. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at a prestigious prize-giving ceremony taking place on 10th November at Battersea Park Arena in London.
Mike West, Managing Director of Keysource, commented: “This nomination recognises our ability to develop leading data centres that not only achieve optimum performance, but also significantly reduce an organisation’s environmental impact. The University of Leicester facility has reduced the energy consumption required for cooling by more than 80 per cent, whilst increasing the IT load compared to the previous data centre.”
Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has scooped the participant – new data centre award at the first EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres Awards. The facility at the company’s head office in Weybridge, Surrey was designed, built and and is now managed by Keysource, and is one of the most energy efficient data centres of its kind within the UK.
Keysource’s Rob Elder, who received the award on behalf of PGS at a ceremony in Nice, France, commented: “We would like to congratulate PGS on this achievement that recognises the company’s considerable hard work and commitment to reducing energy consumption and minimising environmental impact. As an Endorser we see the huge potential for organisations to improve efficiency and whilst PGS were early participants, it is a positive sign that an increasing number of organisations are now signing up to the EU Code of Conduct.”
With ten design engineers attaining the ISEB qualification – EU Code of Conduct on Data Centre Energy Efficiency since becoming an official Endorser in March 2009, Keysource is able to help companies understand the route to becoming a participant. For more information contact Keysource on 0345 204 3333.
The European Code of Conduct for Data Centres is an initiative by the European Commission, where organisations commit to improving energy efficiency in data centres.