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Keysource delivers new data hall for Datum

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Keysource has completed an expansion project at Datum Datacentres’ Cody Technology Park site in Farnborough.

The project, which is part of a £7 million investment, has seen the build of a new data hall and associated ancillary areas. Located on the first floor, the new data hall operates alongside the current ground floor and first floor facilities, providing 380 rack positions, a cooling infrastructure for 1,000 kW of IT load with N+1 resilience and a power infrastructure for 1,000 kW of IT load with 2N resilience.

The expansion has been designed to support net zero targets, featuring generators that use Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel and a UPS solution that utilises lithium-ion batteries. The cooling solution has also been optimised for high levels of free cooling.

Alongside the build, Keysource also provided a combined Building Management System (BMS) and Power Management System (PMS) to provide analytics and insight into solution and sub-system operation.

Dominic Phillips, CEO at Datum said, “Keysource has been our trusted advisor since 2013 and our partnership continues to grow. Keysource has completed a range of projects for us including a number of upgrades and fit outs to meet the requirements of both our new and existing clients. They were also part of the team behind our recent acquisition of Teledata UK, a colocation data centre in Manchester.”

Jon Healy, Operations Director at Keysource, added, “Planning during the pre-construction phase ensured there was zero risk of downtime and operational disruption and that existing client SLAs and OLAs were maintained. We also understand and support Datum’s sustainability ambitions and those of their clients. These are reflected throughout our collaborative projects, which aim to reduce the amount of scope 2 and 3 emissions.”

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