The University of Leicester has appointed business critical environments experts, Keysource, to provide critical data facilities management services on a three-year extendable contract.
The contract award builds on a seven-year relationship which started in 2009 when Keysource designed and built the University’s’ award winning data centre which it then expanded in 2011, almost doubling it in size.
Keysource will be responsible for providing a seamless, responsive and proactive management of the maintenance services for the data centres in line with the University’s’ own strategic plan. This will include providing specialist auditing and monitoring of energy efficiency levels so that the University can both reduce operational costs and meet carbon footprint targets.
Keysource will also provide a series of regular service and strategic reviews to ensure that energy efficiency certificates are achieved. The team will also be responsible for cleaning sensitive data centre alarms and conducting an upgrade to the University’s business management services systems so that data centre cooling can be managed centrally.
Additional support will be provided during August and September when the University is at its busiest with student applications.
Stuart Poulton, systems specialist (Infrastructure) at Leicester University commented:
“Our data centres are becoming increasingly important with the growth of digital content, therefore Keysource will be providing a crucial service by not only helping us to ensure we meet energy efficiency targets but also keep our data services up and running at all times.”