DediPower hosts UK education site

UK managed hosting provider DediPower announced on Tuesday it has been selected by integrated design and communications agency Oculus to provide managed hosting services for a new interactive website outlining a major government education initiative in England.

Located at, the Department for Children, Schools and Families funded the CfBT Education Trust to produce and manage an interactive website launched to support the introduction and rollout of a new secondary school curriculum.

Oculus says this new site 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 website will also enable teachers to plan their own curriculum requirements online through interactive tools while also delivering a library of material to support best practice and links to valuable information and source materials.

"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," says Craig Martin, CEO of DediPower.

"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."

Martin Bulmer, head of digital media at Oculus says the company decided to partner with DediPower because it is "focused on data center efficiencies, delivers service excellence and has the depth of technical skills and knowledge" Oculus required. Bulmer says he also liked DediPower's scalability, security and ability to handle sharp increases in site traffic.

Founded in 1998, DediPower says it is one of the UK's fastest growing managed hosting providers and offers dedicated servers, application and exchange hosting, high availability multi-server clusters and colocation.

The company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a RedHat Ready Hosting Partner and says it runs its own "purpose built data centers" totaling over 22,000 square feet in Reading.

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