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Edge Network for university in Wales

Following a competitive tender, one of the leading universities in Wales appointed Keysource to undertake a full refresh of its edge network.

The contract was directly awarded through the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) Framework for the provision of Data Centre Management Equipment and Infrastructure, where Keysource is a top ranked partner.

The project involved the refresh of the university’s 300 remote communications rooms and the provision of high speed wi-fi to 5,500student accommodations and hospitality areas.

It is part of a planned update by the university which has been expedited by the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to support online education and remote working.

Keysource audited, designed, procured and managed the installation of new equipment.

The project required detailed planning in order to minimise disruption and provide a seamless transfer for users. This included coordinating with multiple stakeholders across IT and estates to ensure the project was delivered on time, on budget and with an exceptional customer experience.

Project Highlights

  • The installation of Intelligent PDUs (Intelligent Power Distribution Units) to increase efficiency

  • Real-time remote power monitoring and environmental monitoring to help maintain uptime and reduce costs

  • Supported by Keysource’s 24×7 help desk and emergency response

  • Awarded through the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) Framework

“High levels of connectivity and resilience across our city-wide estate has never been more important to support our students and staff, so our choice of delivery partner had to be right. Keysource has the proven experience and expertise to successfully deliver this project with a solution that delivers both quality and value.”

University Spokesperson

“We regularly deliver some of the most efficient and high-performance data centre facilities and infrastructure solutions for UK education institutions through our position as a certified supplier of data centre services on the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) framework. Our industry-leading experience enables us to install bespoke sophisticated and robust solutions designed to deliver real value.”

Richard Clifford, Senior Consultant and Head of Innovation at Keysource

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