iomart Hosting has a managed colocation contract with learndirect's operators Ufi Ltd, to deliver Disaster Recovery for its main IT services.
learndirect provides online training to more than 240,000 individuals each year as well as businesses across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. learndirect has its own in-house operations and service delivery teams to manage the technology and the platforms on which courses are delivered.
Fiona Benoist, technology services manager for learndirect said:" We needed a disaster recovery facility that could meet our requirements for continuity of service, accessibility, security, environmental considerations and best practice. Iomart Hosting came out on top. Our aim is to ensure that our learners can access their learning around the clock when they need to."
Fiona Benoist stated: "Since 2000 we have used technology to enable more than 2.65 million adults to gain the skills they, their employers and the economy need, helping them on their way into further training or employment. Having the security of this disaster recovery provision means we can continue to harness the web and reach millions more as the need for skills becomes increasingly important."
Around 10,000 e-learners log on to study with learndirect every day. By utilising iomart Hosting's disaster recovery facilities, the learndirect team can fully concentrate on delivery to their learners without worrying about uptime and service interruptions."