Pulsant Hosts Oxford University Press’s Popular UK Maths Site
Pulsant provides reliable, robust and secure servers to support interactive e-learning
Cloud and Managed Hosting expert, Pulsant is providing the server infrastructure required to support Oxford University Press’s (OUP) popular international maths teaching site MyMaths.
With offices in 50 countries, OUP is the largest university press in the world. Its MyMaths site (www.mymaths.co.uk) is designed by practising maths teachers, for use by teachers and pupils from Level 2 to A-Level. It supports the UK curriculum with interactive games and worksheets linked to a powerful Assessment Management system that allows homework to be set, completed and marked online.
Pulsant helps MyMaths ‘bring maths to life’ by providing reliable, consistent and fast access to over 4 million pupils who use the system on a 24/7 basis. Its hosted servers are built to withstand hundreds of thousands of simultaneous hits; particularly during peak periods like term time and in the early evening when most children access their homework.
“Supporting teachers is all about establishing trust. They have to be confident not only in the quality of the materials but also how they are delivered. They won’t set homework from a system that constantly falls over which is why we require 100 per cent reliability from Pulsant,” states Kate Granville of OUP.
Pulsant also has to ensure that the servers have high levels of security to protect data and to safeguard the system from potential threats.
Kate explains, “Because we deal with children and provide on-going assessment, it is vital that our hosting provider has the inherent security and processes in place to deal with this. We have been impressed with the level of consultancy, service and support from Pulsant who has responded well to the challenges faced by our heavily-used educational site.”
Mark Howling, CEO of Pulsant states, “We work with many e-learning providers to help optimise their online experience and deliver reliable hosting for their applications. We are delighted to be able to support OUP with its dedicated online maths channel in the UK. Our team is geared up to help them meet the challenges that delivering this type of high traffic site involves, particularly in the run up to exams.”