Under the terms of the deal Keysource will be responsible for providing data centre professional services in relation to one of The National Archives’ sites in Kew, which houses most of the storage, network and server infrastructure used to deliver corporate and customer facing technology services.
The scope of the project focuses on Keysource developing a set of best practice principles and energy efficiency initiatives which can be implemented throughout the data centre. The four week project, when completed, will enable The National Archives to tender out the required upgrade work identified during this initial piece of work.
Paul Davies, head of estates and operational security at The National Archives, said, ‘The quality of the Keysource bid clearly demonstrated their approach to professional services was well established in this environment and appropriate for our needs. Their experience in previous project outcomes have delivered on objectives for best practice and energy efficiency.’
Rob Elder, director, Keysource, added, ‘We are passionate about the need for continuous improvement and the adoption of best practice. We believe that there is a huge opportunity for organisations to benefit from the retrofit and upgrade of existing spaces and we are delighted to be supporting The National Archives as they are leading the way with this approach.’