Cloud Hosting for Education

Cloud hosting that has been perfected for use on the ground…

Free of upfront capital expenditure, cloud based computing has already helped schools streamline their IT operations, leaving more time available for core objectives. Having provided cutting edge cloud services for over 8 years, Oakford is well placed to provide the very best cloud solution for your school.

Delivered from our secure UK data centres, Oakford can offer your school the following solutions:


  Hosted Desktop   Server Hosting
A hosted desktop solution is a low maintenance, secure alternative to a traditional PC based network with an on premises server. Hosted desktops provide users with a Microsoft Windows desktop experience but via a thin client terminal, not a traditional PC. This makes the solution highly available, environmentally friendly and infinitely scalable whilst also reducing IT costs for your school.

An OIS hosted desktop can be accessed securely over an Internet connection from any location using a range of devices including PCs, laptops, thin client terminals, tablets and more.

Decouple yourself from the burden of hosting servers on premise by moving them into a secure & trusted OIS cloud. Whether you require resources for your existing virtual machines or separate physical hardware , our solution is the right choice for your school. This OIS cloud hosting platform is based in UK datacentres, accessible from any internet connected location, underpinned by our UK based dedicated professional support teams. The platform offers the latest in virtualisation and hosting technology to provide your school with the security, reliability and performance it deserves.




  Web Hosting   Application Hosting
Your website represents your school to the whole world, delivering support and information to a variety of people. Oakford provide maximum availability, backup and support services for all types of websites, whether a carefully coded HTML website or a Content Management System design (CMS).

Not happy with your current website or would like your website to load faster? Why not let our talented web design team create a fresh modern website for you. Please see our Web Design section for further details.

An increasing number of schools no longer provide individual software deployment packages to their staff or students as it is more difficult to support custom installations of software upon many different operating systems and devices. To make the software both easier to access for users and easier to support many schools and colleges are choosing to host their applications with Oakford in our secure data centres.

By hosting an application your users will access the software via a web browser, making it easy to provide the software to large numbers of users and limiting the support requirements.

  Email Hosting   Cloud Storage
Email continues to be an integral part of any organisation which is why Oakford offers both OIS Webmail and Hosted Microsoft Exchange as stand-alone, enterprise email solutions. Take advantage of shared calendars, contact lists or even integration with your VoIP telephone system with peace of mind that Oakford will ensure the maximum uptime possible for your email solution. For those wishing to take things further than email, why not check out our Microsoft Office 365 for Education solutions. Do you want to provide a space for document sharing and collaboration within your school whilst retaining controller over data? OIS Cloud Drive provides a centralised and secure storage solution for accessing both cloud hosted and locally hosted images and documents, accessible from the tools you are already using, regardless of the device or platform you are on.




Why not contact Oakford for a free cloud services report for your school at