ScoLocate shortlisted for European awards

ScoLocate Updated 2011 (1)ScoLocate has been shortlisted in the New Data Centre category at the Data Centre in Europe 2011 Awards for a development at its purpose-built co-location facility in Edinburgh. The data centre is designed and built by Keysource and is part of an £8 million investment designed to double the IT capacity at the site.

The new facility has been developed with a strong emphasis on energy efficiency and designed in line with EU Code of Conduct best practices, with ScoLocate currently in the process of gaining participant status. In addition, the data centre offers high levels of resilience and security.

Mike West, Managing Director of Keysource commented: “This is recognition of the hard work and dedication of the whole project team, who have worked in partnership with ScoLocate to develop one of the most resilient, secure and efficient facilities of its kind in the UK.”

Keysource applauds Yorkshire Water and PGS

2010 IT AwardsKeysource would like to congratulate the IT teams at Yorkshire Water and PGS, who were both recognised at the 2010 UK IT Industry Awards for their best practice and innovation. Yorkshire Water won the IT Department of the Year award, whilst PGS was runner-up in the same category.

Keysource works closely with both companies to ensure their data centre infrastructures achieve high levels of efficiency and performance, so we are delighted that their dedication and success has been acknowledged by the IT Industry.

The PGS data centre, opened in 2009, has increased efficiency by 45 per cent, saving £650,000 in its first year and achieving 2.9 million kg reduction in annual CO2 emissions. Meanwhile, Yorkshire Water reduced the power usage of its data centre by 25 per cent by undertaking an data centre energy efficiency assessment. This process identified quick wins and best practice to achieve these savings with virtually no investment.

The 2010 UK IT Industry Awards is jointly run by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and Computing magazine. The winners of the 25 award categories were announced at a special dinner at Batterseak Park Events Arena and presented by Jon Culshaw.

Southern Business Awards winners

SOUTHERN BUSINESS AWARDS 2010 GOINGGREENWINNER.1Keysource has won the ‘Going Green’ category at this year’s Southern Business Awards.

The cream of Sussex and Hampshire’s businesses gathered to celebrate their successes at the inaugural Southern Business Awards. Hundreds of guests attended the glitzy ceremony at the Grand Hotel in Brighton on 3rd September which saw nearly 90 leading firms compete to be hailed as among the best in their fields.

Keysource was one of the finalists shortlisted for a range of awards to recognise business excellence and innovation. Keysource had been shortlisted for the development of it’s data centre cooling solution Ecofris, the new approach to data centre cooling that can save more than 45 per cent of the energy requirements of conventional technology.

Keysource keeps it cool to clinch local business award

Keysource has won the Green Business category at this year’s West Sussex Times Business Awards. The award was presented to our Director, James Cole, at a ceremony at Christ’s Hospital in Horsham that was attended by local business leaders.

Keysource was one of 33 finalists shortlisted for a range of awards to recognise business excellence and innovation within the West Sussex area. Keysource had been shortlisted for the development of it’s data centre cooling solution Ecofris, the new approach to data centre cooling that can save more than 45 per cent of the energy requirements of conventional technology.

Another industry award nomination for Keysource

Keysource has been shortlisted for a Green IT Award for the data centre designed and built for Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) in Weybridge, Surrey.

Keysource is one of five companies nominated in the category of Environmental Project of the Year Private Sector Under 100 employees, with the winner to be announced at an awards ceremony on the April 22nd at London Zoo.

The awards are organised by Green IT Magazine and are designed to reward the outstanding environmental products, suppliers and projects of 2009, as well as highlight companies and teams that have made a significant contribution to improving the IT industry’s environmental performance.

The PGS data centre facility is one of UK’s most efficient data centres, with a PUE of less than 1.2 compared to a typical UK figure for a conventionally designed data centre of 2.2. It has already scooped a host of awards in the past 12 months including a Data Centre Leaders Award, Information Age Award and UK IT Industry Award.

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