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Projects & Agreements KEYSOURCE SECURES TRIO OF DATA CENTRE CONTRACTS Keysource has secured new contracts with the University of Leicester, cloud hosting provider brightsolid, and a major utilities company to support their changing data centre needs. For the University of Leicester, Keysource will deliver a significant upgrade to the critical cooling infrastructure across its data centres, to support an increase in capacity and maintain high efficiency. The works, which will keep the institution at the forefront of best practice and discovery-led research, is the latest contract in Keysource’s partnership with the university, which has seen it operate the institution’s data centre estate since 2008. Brightsolid has appointed Keysource to continue to deliver critical environment facilities management services for its Tier 3 design certified data centre in Aberdeen. The extended contract follows the first phase of the project, which Keysource delivered in 2015, and has seen strong demand for the facility’s high specification. Keysource will continue to deliver on a relationship dating back to 2010 with a major utilities company, to carry out the design and build of a data centre at a critical site. The project will see the Keysource team will working under strict site constraints due to high security and business critical nature of the facility. For further information visit: www.keysource.co.uk Virtus Data Centres announces plans for fourth London data centre NGD switches on to BT Optical network services Next Generation Data (NGD) has announced it has become one of the first data centres outside London to go live with the new BT Wholesale Optical and Optical Connect National service which delivers 10Gb, nx10Gb and 100Gb Ethernet symmetric point to point connectivity. This follows a major surge in cloud based services at NGD which in turn is creating an unprecedented growth in network traffic. With a direct connection to NGD’s data centre BT’s high performance optical solutions will support demand by offering customers a flexible, scalable and resilient solution including secure, uncontended bandwidth with zero jitter and packet loss. Nick Razey, CEO, Next Generation Data, commented, ‘Our data centre is relied on by a rapidly increasing number of enterprise cloud users and service providers which makes the availability of high speed, highly resilient and secure network services a top priority.’ Three years ago, NGD was selected as BT’s first data centre PoP as part of its 21CN Next Generation Ethernet Infrastructure. For further information visit: www.ngd.co.uk Intergraph Chooses Druva to Expand Cloud Based Data Protection to European Offices Virtus Data Centers has announced the launch of its fourth facility. The new data centre – to be called London3 – will be located next to the existing Virtus London4 in Slough, creating an expandable secure connected campus. Both buildings will be linked and share facilities. Responding to demand for hyper efficient, metro fibre connected, flexible and scalable colocation space, this new data centre will provide an additional 3,000NTM (net technical metres) of IT space. It will increase Virtus’ portfolio in London to over 50MW across four sites, making it one of the leading providers in the capital. The data centre will be fitted out in two phases, with the first phase expected to open for business by summer 2018. Virtus sites in Slough, Hayes and Enfield now serve as a business hub for hundreds of organisations across financial services, the public sector, life sciences and education as well as cloud and IT services industries, giving access to over 20 public cloud platforms via the majority of global and regional telecommunications providers. Druva has announced that Intergraph has chosen Druva inSync to protect data across the company’s roaming and mobile user base in Europe. The implementation provides users with protection for their critical data in the cloud, as well as the ability to recover data in a self-service manner when needed, instantly. By leveraging Druva’s cloud-first platform to remove the complexity of data protection and the risk of data loss for its mobile users, Intergraph stays compliant with its global data protection requirements without the burden of new infrastructure. To provide better support to the company’s staff, the IT team at Intergraph investigated both cloud based and on- premises data protection solutions. The team ultimately chose Druva inSync, a fully cloud native solution, as the best product to meet the company’s needs. The implementation initially covers 200 users spread across Europe, with plans to expand beyond that user group in coming months. For further information visit: www.virtusdatacentres.com For further information visit: www.druva.com June 2017 | 41