Centerprise builds new Cloud Infrastructure for Wales, in Wales


Centerprise continues its investment in Wales by adding a new multi-million-pound investment in Newport.


Providing CiCloud’s High-Performance, Secure Cloud Services to the Welsh Public Sector and Welsh Businesses.


New Location Offers High Availability, Scalability, and Cost-Effectiveness

Centerprise in Wales

Newport — Centerprise, a leading provider of flexible and high-performance cloud solution CiCloud, is pleased to announce the opening of its new CiCloud location in Newport, United Kingdom. This strategic expansion is in collaboration with HP Enterprise, the global hardware provider and Cloud Sigma, the Swiss provider of Cloud Management software, within the state-of-the-art Vantage Newport data centre.

The new CiCloud location in Newport is set to empower Welsh organisations with greater accessibility to advanced cloud resources, enabling them to harness the full potential of cloud computing technology. This move reflects Centerprise's ongoing commitment to Wales building on the recent £5m expansion to it’s facility in Caerphilly providing jobs and opportunities to Wales.


With the Vantage Newport data centre as its foundation, the new CiCloud cloud location will benefit from exceptional connectivity including direct connection to PSBA (Public Sector Broadband Aggregation) allowing fast, dependable connectivity across the Welsh Public Sector and LINX Wales, the Welsh Internet Exchange. The Vantage Newport Data Centre provides exceptional security, and infrastructure resilience.

Centerprise’s suppliers; HPE and Cloud Sigma ensures that businesses in Wales will have access to the HPE GreenLake enterprise technology stack which allows the seamless introduction of Hybrid and Cloud solutions that drive innovation, efficiency, and growth. Cloud Sigma’s strength in providing the interface that allows users to provision what they want, when they want it and only pay for what they consume.

Centerprise’s Jeremy Nash, CEO, stated “CiCloud in Wales is one more step in Centerprise’s path to provide Wales with a range of responsible computing power that delivers exceptional performance whether it is in the Cloud, in the Office or on the road that helps the Welsh economy and the communities it’s supports.

Centerprise’s Michael Cook, CiCloud Product Manager, stated, “Our collaboration with HPE and CloudSigma represents a shared commitment to delivering high-performance cloud solutions to businesses in Wales. The Vantage Newport data centre provides the ideal setting for this initiative, with its resilient infrastructure and strategic location. We are confident that this investment will be a success.”

The CiCloud platform in Newport will offer a wide range of cloud services, including virtual servers, storage solutions, and advanced networking options. This expansion adds to CiCloud’s existing Cloud locations in England, enhancing its UK reach and capacity to serve organisations with tailored and dependable cloud resources.

Business in Wales

Benefits of CiCloud


CiCloud provides simplicity and ease of use, allowing you to see all your infrastructure in one view and provision resources using familiar tools.


Get guaranteed premium performance and service levels with complete pricing transparency that is significantly lower than that of hyperscalers.


CiCloud solutions and services are delivered from a UK government-approved data centre, ensuring data sovereignty is retained.


CiCloud is direct air-cooled and has a world-leading PUE of just over 1, making it up to 33% more energy efficient than the industry average.

Security and compliance

Businesses need to ensure that the Backup as a Service (BaaS) provider uses robust encryption algorithms, both at rest and in transit. In addition, the provider should comply with various data privacy regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, or HIPAA, depending on the nature of the business and its geographical location.

Reliability and recovery time

Businesses need to understand the reliability of the BaaS provider in terms of uptime, disaster recovery, and the speed at which data can be restored after a disaster. The Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) should meet the business continuity requirements of the company.


Cost is another critical factor. Businesses need to consider the total cost of ownership (TCO), which includes not only the cost of the service but also any costs associated with data transfer, storage overages, or data recovery.

Scalability and flexibility

As businesses grow, their data volume also increases. The BaaS provider should be able to scale as the business data grows. The service should also offer flexible plans allowing businesses to select and pay for only the necessary resources.

Support and Service Level Agreement (SLA)

 Businesses should consider the level of customer support the BaaS vendor provides. This includes support availability, response times, and the expertise of support staff. Moreover, the SLA is crucial and should clearly state the service provider’s responsibilities, uptime guarantees, and compensation for any service disruptions or failures.

Centerprise has been supplying computing solutions and services for over 40 years to the UK Public Sector, UK Defence Industry and UK Businesses. With a focus and investment in Wales to provide services that meet the needs of Welsh organisations whilst providing employment opportunities and community benefits to all of Wales.