Keysource is appointed on to a new data centre framework

Adding infrastructure and equipment to its consultancy offering.

Keysource, the critical engineering specialists, can now provide all aspects of data centre design and delivery through the new North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium Ltd (NEUPC) Data Centre Management Framework. This builds on the previous NEUPC framework, where Keysource was able to provide data centre consultancy services.

NEUPC is one of six UK Higher Education purchasing consortia established to deliver and manage a wide range of collaborative framework agreements within the higher education sector. NEUPC’s new Data Centre Management Framework offers a broad scope of equipment, infrastructure and consultancy. The framework was designed by IT and Telecoms procurement experts from Higher Education institutions to speed up the process of data centre procurement for members and provide a supplier benchmark for services. This two-year agreement went live on the 29th September 2015.

Rob Elder, Director at Keysource said,

We have a long pedigree of providing high performance data centre facilities to the education sector. We’re excited that we can now offer our NEUPC framework customers all of our expertise from consultancy right through to delivery and ongoing management through this framework. As a truly independent organisation, Keysource takes pride in providing customers with world class data centre facilities while keeping within the constraints of tight budgets.

Since its appointment five years ago, Keysource has provided consultancy services under the previous NEUPC data centre framework for prestigious customers such as Teesside University and The National Archives.

Keysource have been shortlisted for an Energy Excellence Award!

Keysource has been shortlisted for an EI Award in the Energy Excellence category. Judged by a prestigious panel of Energy Institute members, the Energy Excellence Award is intended to give recognition to an outstanding achievement. The judges will be looking for evidence of fresh thinking and strategic and innovative problem solving.

The shortlisted entry is for Keysource’s approach to delivering high efficiency cooling solutions in multiple data centres across the UK.  By utilising an innovative “room flood” approach to delivering the air within the data centre twinned with the latest controls and optimal heat rejection Keysource have been able to deliver some of the most efficient data centres operating in the UK. This includes the development of a chillerless indirect free cooling solution.

Finalists will be announced at the EI Awards ceremony, which will take place on 12 November 2015 at the Sheraton Park Lane, London.

Rob Elder, Director, Keysource said,

Data Centre Cooling is often an area which is looked at from purely a plant perspective but we recognize it is about how you design and operate the overall system which counts. Taking into account not just efficiency but operational performance capable of supporting mixed and high density we have delivered a range of different solutions with a common approach. It is great for the people who have been at the forefront of this within our business to be recognised by the Energy Institute.

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