Keysource enrols in critical FM services at Leicester University

Datacentre and critical environment specialist, Keysource, has already been appointed by the University of Leicester to supply critical data centre facilities management services over a three-year term.

This latest contract award builds on an 11-year relationship which were only available in 2009 when Keysource created and constructed the university’s award successful data centre that they then extended in 2011, doubling it in proportions almost.

Awarded through the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) Framework for the provision of Data Centre Management equipment and Infrastructure, Keysource shall provide a  seamless, responsive and proactive management of the maintenance services for the info centres based on the University’s own strategic plan. This can include supplying specialist auditing and tabs on energy efficiency levels so the University can both decrease operational costs and meet carbon footprint targets. The ongoing service depends on an obvious framework concentrating on data centre best practice, leveraging the ITIL methodology and Keysource’s new CAFM system.

Additional support will undoubtedly be supplied during August and September once the University reaches its busiest with student applications. During this time period Keysource will undertake critical window pre-health checks on the infrastructure to guarantee the data centres will work at optimum standards and can supply critical facilities engineers within close proximity to the University to facilitate an instant response in case of any issues and minimise the chance of downtime.

Keysource may also provide a group of regular service and strategic reviews to make sure that energy efficiency certificates are achieved. The team may also be responsible for cleansing sensitive data centre alarms and conducting an improve to the University’s business management services systems in order that data centre cooling could be maintained centrally.

Stuart Poulton at Leicester University mentioned: “Our data centres have become increasingly important with the growth of digital content and research brought POWERFUL Computing (HPC). They not merely underpin the ongoing services we offer to our students but additionally in support our commercial contracts. Therefore Keysource will undoubtedly be providing an essential service helping us never to only maintain our energy costs low but additionally our data services ready to go all the time.”

Richard Clifford, Head of Solutions at Keysource additional: “We possess built an effective partnership with the University of Leicester during the last 11 years and we welcome the chance to keep to strengthen our relationship. We believe this can help to guarantee excellence in delivery which collaborative approach, where we share knowledge proactively, can help the University to provide on its strategic plans.”

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