Reading, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – June 12, 2008 – Managed dedicated hosting provider, DediPower, has joined integrated design and communications agency, Oculus, to provide a major government education initiative website.
DediPower is providing all the managed hosting requirements for newsecondarycurriculum.org. In order to support the introduction and rollout of a new secondary school curriculum the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) funded the CfBT Education Trust to produce and manage an interactive support website. This will enable thousands of teachers to register, access and download information on the new curriculum that is being rolled out, including video case study downloads of schools that are already implementing the new curriculum. The site also allows teachers to plan their own curriculum requirements online via a number of interactive tools whilst also delivering a library of material to support best practice and links to valuable information and source materials.
Martin Bulmer, Head of Digital Media, Oculus noted, ”This was a challenging project involving multiple stakeholders, complex requirements and a substantial amount of content. We needed to have the very best suppliers working with us to ensure its success. In terms of our managed hosting requirements we needed a partner who could provide scalability, the ability to handle rapid and sharp increases in site traffic, ‘always on’ dependability, and the very highest levels of security. DediPower delivered on all of these requirements.”
CfBT worked closely with a large number of teaching associations to provide content and advice. The site, launched in March 2008, is already extensively used, having achieved over 6,000 teacher registrations.
Mr. Bulmer added, ”We selected DediPower because it is focused on data centre efficiencies, deliver service excellence and have the depth of technical skills and knowledge that we require. This, coupled with their outstanding track record of working on mission critical online initiatives, made them the natural choice for Oculus to provide all of our managed hosting requirements.”
DediPower’s Managed Hosting provides enterprises with business server solutions delivering custom built high-specification dedicated servers. This is underpinned by a world-class hosting infrastructure that has been designed to ensure the highest levels of network uptime, availability, flexibility and security. Focused on delivering support with passion, DediPower offers one of the best service level agreements in the industry today and is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and RedHat Ready Hosting Partner.
Craig Martin, CEO, DediPower commented, ”It is exciting to be a critical provider in a major government education initiative with Oculus and being selected to deliver the managed hosting requirements for this value added support service for teaching professionals. The power of the internet today enables faster access to information in a rapidly changing world, with information at your fingertips. It is great to be at the heart of such initiatives.”
DediPower, one of the UK’s fastest growing managed hosting providers delivers a range of managed hosting solutions including: dedicated servers, application and exchange hosting, high availability multi-server clusters and co-location. DediPower is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a RedHat Ready Hosting Partner. A winner of numerous awards, hosted sites include Sony, Sam Learning, Institute of Physics, Coca-Cola, Capita, First Great Western and Carphone Warehouse. Established in 1998 and self-funded, DediPower runs its own purpose built data centres totalling over 22,000 sq ft situated in Reading, UK.
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