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Keysource to provide critical project for Sega Europe

07 January 2021 | Abigail Opiah

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Keysource has undertaken a consultancy and professional services project for a communications room for Two Point Studios, newly acquired by Sega Europe.

The data centre specialist revealed that this latest project builds on a 10-year relationship between Sega and Keysource.

Sega is the producer of multi-million-selling game franchises including Sonic the Hedgehog, Total War, and Yakuza.

Jide Agbalaya, Sega Systems Infrastructure Manager said, “For over 10 Years Keysource has been our trusted advisor and so when changes to our IT estate are required, they are our partner of choice.

“This particular piece of consultancy provided us with the means to make informed decisions and deploy a suitably resilient IT solution specific to our needs as a business.”

Keysource said the communications room is to support the general compute for the office of around 50 people.

The company did an initial assessment, which reviewed the current specification provided by the main building contractor.

This enabled a gap analysis to be undertaken against Best Practice guidelines and Sega’s requirements and focused on the provisions that needed to be taken to deploy a suitable solution in line with the IT requirements and included exercises to establish a clear client brief.

“As Sega Europe continues to grow and add amazingly talented studios like Two Point to its family, it important that the correct IT infrastructure is in place,” said Luke Brimelow, Keysource Key Account Manager.

“We were able to respond quickly and provide independent consultancy to support this within a tight timeframe, demonstrating our understanding and expertise.”

The finalised report provided Sega Europe with a summary of suggested alterations to the current scheme, additional considerations and next steps. 

There was also an analysis of the required current and future IT capacity, cooling and power resilience, maintainability and security, fire and environmental protection requirements.