Kentucky – The Kentucky Department of Education recently awarded Cisco a Kentucky Education Technology Systems (KETS) Server and Storage contract. Through its partnership with Cisco, Volta, Inc. has been selected to be a contract agent for quotes, purchasing and implementation services. It is available for use by the K-12 public Districts and Schools within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
This contract enables the following entities to procure Cisco enterprise server, storage and services: KY Department of Education, KY’s Public School Districts, the KY School for the Blind (KSB), and the KY School for the Deaf (KSD), as well as the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, which includes but is not limited to the KY Department of Education (KDE), KY Education Television (KET) and the Council of Postsecondary Education (CPE).
This marks a historic milestone between Cisco, Volta, and the Kentucky Department of Education. This contract brings Cisco’s revolutionary portfolio of server products to Kentucky’s K-12 School Districts, allowing them to take advantage of a computing architecture designed for IT innovation and business acceleration.
“I’m so happy to see that K-12 in Kentucky can finally purchase Cisco. It’s been a long time coming and now we finally have the ability to give Kentucky’s K-12 school districts a market leading option,” said Mike Logan, Senior Account Executive at Volta.
Cisco Unified Computing System ( Cisco UCS) combines industry-standard, x86-architecture servers with networking and storage access into a single unified system. Key features and benefits of Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) include:
- Lower TCO
- Easy to deploy and manage
- Easy to scale
- Performance for any application
Entities utilizing this contract can take advantage of the pre-negotiated discounts from Cisco:
- Server Hardware -35%
- Maintenance (Server Hardware) Support-10%
- Maintenance (Server Software) Support -10%
- Server Hardware Accessories- 35%
- Storage (Optional) -35%
- KDE Managed Statewide Enterprise Server Project -25%
Volta enables businesses to overcome their technology challenges by designing customized data center and cybersecurity solutions to meet the demands of a modern IT transformation. Volta’s headquarters are in Frankfort, Kentucky and they have offices in Louisville and Ashburn, Virginia. They have supported school districts in Kentucky for almost 25 years.