Keysource has been brought in by managed IT services firm ITPS to upgrade and expand its colocation facility in County Durham, north east England. The need was driven by increased demand for ITPS’ services, following its selection by Microsoft as one of the early adopters of the Azure Stack roll-out.
The 30,000 square feet site has a total 1.6MW capacity, with 900kW partitioned into different data halls for specific clients. The completed upgrade, over 12 weeks, has added an additional 300kW, leaving ITPS with further spare capacity to expand.
Keysource originally designed and built the site in 2014 to act as the flagship hub of ITPS’ network operations, which spans three data centres across the UK. A bespoke modular design was used which allows capacity upgrades to be delivered in line with customer demand without disrupting existing operations.
ITPS was one of only a handful of worldwide ICT providers to be selected to join the Microsoft Azure Stack Early Adopters programme. It is also the only north east England stage two-certified supplier for NHS Digital, delivering health services across the new UK-wide NHS communications network, the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN). Read More at Data-Economy