DediPower to provide managed hosting services for new secondary school curriculum

Reading, UK – 10 June 2008: DediPower, one of the UK's fastest growing managed hosting providers, is working with Oculus, a leading integrated design and communications agency to deliver newsecondarycurriculum.org, a website that underpins a major government education initiative in England. DediPower is providing all the managed hosting requirements.

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.

“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,” commented Martin Bulmer, Head of Digital Media, Oculus.

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.

“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,” observed Martin Bulmer.

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.

“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,” said Craig Martin, CEO, DediPower.

About Oculus
Oculus is a full-service marketing communications agency based in Reading, executing highly successful integrated campaigns that deliver tangible results and provide an excellent return on investment for its clients. It is committed to delivering the best in marketing expertise, creativity and account management and maintaining high standards of excellence, with great attention to detail in everything it produces, whether online or offline.

From international corporate clients to UK public sector and not-for-profit organisations, Oculus embraces the marketing challenges and opportunities each one brings with the same energy and enthusiasm. In fact, education is one of the sectors in which Oculus has built extensive expertise and where it continues to develop as a result of the ongoing partnerships with organisations such as CfBT and the National Assessment Agency. For further information about Oculus, call 0118 958 9815 or visit www.oculus.co.uk

About DediPower Managed Hosting
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. For more information call 0870 252 3600, email info@dedipower.com or visit our website - www.dedipower.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 10th June 2008