Thursday 12th October 2023
Showground, Wadebridge

The Cornish Pirates convert web hosting to Cornwall Cloud Services

In their own words “The Cornish Pirates are an extremely ambitious club, looking to taste success in the RFU Championship and British Irish Cup competitions.” This is channelled through their website, an important part of their marketing effort, connecting with fans, attracting sponsors and connecting with the Cornish community, all essential to the continued success of a club that prides itself on being ‘An Iconic Brand of Cornwall Owned By The Fans – Playing For The Fans’.

The website ( received in excess of 500,000 visits over the past 12 months from over 150,000 unique visitors, and the numbers continue to grow. It provides fans with up to date news and information, community News and an archive going back 10 years. In addition The Cornish Pirates are also active on Social Media with a growing number of followers on Facebook (circa 10,500) and Twitter (6,500) with both increasing rapidly.

As the size and importance of this web presence has grown, The Cornish Pirates have been looking for a secure and reliable place to host it. In Cornwall Cloud Services, based at the iconic Goonhilly Earth Station, they believe that they have found an ideal solution which fits their desire to use services based locally.

Based in the historic surroundings of Goonhilly Downs, Cornwall Cloud Services is working with Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd to deliver a secure, reliable data centre with the management and security as good as any worldwide. It is based in Cornwall and run by people who are identifiable and available to discuss requirements face to face … Cornwall Cloud Services is secure, reliable, and it is local.

Tom Magill, General Manager at The Cornish Pirates said, “When we met with Cornwall Cloud Services it was clear that they had the game plan to provide us with the assurance we needed to host what has become an essential part of the services we offer our fans in support of the team they follow.”

Bryn Hackland, Director at Cornwall Cloud Services said, “We are delighted to be able to provide services to such an important element of the Cornish sporting and community scene. We have the space and facilities to provide these services for large and small businesses. Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd provides us with secure, well connected space and we are delighted to have the opportunity to build state of the art Data Centre facilities in a building with such a history of leading edge communication.”

Paul Bolton, Director at Cornwall Cloud Services added, “If your data is hosted in the cloud, it could be anywhere in the world. With our data centre, you know exactly where it is being hosted and who is managing that for you. We think that is a factor that businesses based in Cornwall will value.”