Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Centerprise have partnered with E4 in order to increase its range of high-performance computing (HPC) and data center products devoted to manufacturing, academia and Big Data markets.  

Centerprise International (Ci), one of the largest and most acknowledged UK IT providers, has announced today a collaboration with E4 Computer Engineering. The Italian leading manufacturer of High Performance systems has extensive experience in designing, building and marketing HPC and data center solutions for prestigious research centers as well as for large business enterprises. 

This partnership will be mutually beneficial to both Centerprise and E4.  Ci will have the opportunity to expand its product portfolio with innovative solutions aimed at the research, defence, higher education and more generally Big Data markets. It will also enable E4 to expand on their presence within the UK.

Jeremy Nash, Centerprise Sales Director said;

“This is an exciting development for both companies, as it combines the specialist knowledge of E4 in the field of high performance computing with our considerable experience in building quality, customized hardware solutions and our expansive reach in the UK IT channel.” 

Vincenzo Nuti, CEO of E4 Computer Engineering continued;

“We are delighted to be working so closely with a professional company like Centerprise as we are confident the synergy will deliver outstanding results across various industries that require powerful and performing computational solutions." 

To mark the beginning of the collaboration, on 4 February, CI and E4 are co-exhibiting at High Performance Computing & Big Data UK, where they will host 2 seminars dedicated to HPC Trends and Future Challenges.

Piero Alto√®, Marketing & Business Development Manager at E4 Computer Engineering, will focus on the current solutions that have been designed and engineered and give insight into how these solutions can be implemented within general purpose HPC clusters. 

There will also be an opportunity to hear examples of vertical solutions to solve computational requirements from acclaimed computing systems including:

- ARMv8 in combination with GPU accelerators, and

- 4’s accelerated OpenPOWER platform

For more info on how to join the event, visit the seminar page

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

On the 3 December Centerprise International secured a whopping 8 Lots on the National Procurement Service (NPS) IT Products and Services Framework Agreement that serves as a procurement platform for public sector bodies in Wales.

This is the first time Centerprise International has had a presence on a Welsh framework.

Centerprise Production Facility, Caerphilly
We have a history of serving the Welsh community for 10 years with a modern IT production facility in Caerphilly, South Wales. It has played a crucial part in the Company’s success to date, particularly its hardware design, build and custom configuration capabilities. These will be utilised to deliver the requirements the NPS Framework and particularly Lot 4, where Centerprise will be able to build their own End User Devices as well as configuring those of their partners.

Centerprise is confident that its significant presence on the Framework will drive considerable demand through its factory, which in turn will enable the company to contribute further to the wider Welsh community by enhancing the local supply chain it has established over recent years.

Centerprise Sales Director, Jeremy Nash said,

“Centerprise is extremely pleased with being awarded a position on multiple Lots and we are looking forward to using the Framework Agreement to build on our existing relationship with the Welsh Public Sector and further enhancing our investment into Wales”

The Framework was set up by the NPS to provide value for money in the procurement of a range of IT products, from commercial off the shelf (COTS) software to audio visual solutions. The scope of the Framework provides Centerprise with a multi-channel approach to the market.

Centerprise was awarded a position on the following Lots:

Lot 1: Desktop Software and Associated Products and Service
Lot 4: End User Hardware and Associated Product and Services
Lot 7: Network Equipment and Associated Product and Services
Lot 9a: Audio Visual Equipment and Associated Products and Services (South Wales)
Lot 9b: Audio Visual Equipment and Associated Products and Services (Mid and West Wales)
Lot 9c: Audio Visual Equipment and Associated Products and Services (North Wales)
Lot 10: Education End User Devices and Associated Services
Lot 11: Peripherals and Ancillary Products

Centerprise was awarded 8 lots, which is the second largest majority out of the total number of companies who tendered. This is largely attributable to strong vendor partnerships and its extensive experience as long-standing OEM and VAR. Centerprise boasts expertise in both standard and custom hardware, and is a leading provider of managed services.

The company has over 30 years’ experience in the complexities of public sector procurement and employs specialist account managers experienced in a range of sectors inducing defence, healthcare, education, emergency services and local authorities.

The Company continues to grow from strength to strength, positioning them strongly to cater for the needs and objectives of the Welsh and wider UK public sector. 

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