Keysource has been awarded a three-year contract by the University of Leicester to provide critical data centre facilities management services.
The contract will see Keysource provide specialist auditing and monitoring of energy efficiency levels so the university can reduce operational costs and meet carbon footprint targets. The service will be delivered using IT infrastructure library (ITIL) methodology and Keysource’s new CAFM system.
During the university’s busy period in August and September Keysource will undertake critical window pre-health checks on data centre infrastructure. Critical facilities engineers will be based close to the university for rapid response to minimise any downtime.
Keysource will also clean sensitive data centre alarms and upgrade the university’s business management services systems for centralised management of the data centre cooling.
Stuart Poulton at Leicester University said: “Our data centres are becoming increasingly important with the growth of digital content and research led High Performance Computing (HPC). They not only underpin the services we provide to our students but also support our commercial contracts. Therefore Keysource will be providing a crucial service helping us to not only keep our energy costs low but also our data services up and running at all times.”
Richard Clifford, head of solutions at Keysource, added: “We have built a successful partnership with the University of Leicester over the last 11 years and we welcome the opportunity to continue to strengthen our relationship. We believe this will help to ensure excellence in delivery and this collaborative approach, where we proactively share knowledge, will help the university to deliver on its strategic plans. Being associated with such a prestigious academic institution is something that we relish and we will commit all of our resources to making this new contract another success.”
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