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Aventis Systems Helps Yuba City Unified School District Build Infrastructure for World Class Network

Yuba City Unified School District is one of the largest school districts in California. Supporting almost 13,000 students, 1,500 staff, and seventeen K-12 schools, the district is twice the size of the entire county office of education services. Located just north of Sacramento, the size of the school district is large in both geography and scope.

The process of developing a solid IT infrastructure and maintaining the network on a daily basis is a complex task for a district of this magnitude. Fortunately, unifying a school infrastructure is something Devin Smith, Director of Information Technology and Services for Yuba City Unified School District, and his team of twenty-two technology professionals, execute very well—with the help of partners, like Aventis Systems to provide turnkey solutions.

Options for a Budget-Conscious Education Partner

The district first approached Aventis Systems back in 2011 in search of new servers to improve and increase the infrastructure of its existing network. Understanding the budget restrictions and unique circumstances of the education vertical, Aventis Systems offered affordable options for the district with a combination of both new and refurbished HP ProLiant DL180 G6 servers. With the solution provided by Aventis Systems, the district stretched their allocated dollars, experienced purchase flexibility, and received valuable protection through comprehensive three-year warranties on all servers, including access to dedicated, domestic technical support.

“In addition to providing us with a wide variety of server options, Aventis Systems had great online reviews and came highly recommended via some of the members of the California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA),” said Danny Menendez, Computer Tech III with Yuba City Unified School District. “They have been a very consistent, solid, and reliable partner.” Since 2011, Yuba City Unified School District has purchased numerous new and refurbished systems from Aventis Systems for its growing infrastructure, including HP ProLiant DL120 G6, DL180 G6, DL380 G6 and DL380 G7 servers, as well as HP Storageworks D2700 storage arrays to support its high school arts program.

Reliable Products for Critical Infrastructure

Due to the sheer volume of students and staff, Yuba City requires a stable and secure environment to house data and sensitive student information. “We need high availability with our student systems and reliability has to be five nines,” said Devin Smith, Director of ITS for Yuba City Unified School District. “The reliability of the servers we purchased from Aventis Systems has been rock solid for us. The entire experience, from purchase and installation, to the ongoing customer support and service, has been excellent.”

The Aventis Systems’ engineering team is trained and certified in all major hardware and OEM software programs, and will recommend best-practice solutions tailored to each customer situation. Aventis Systems’ technical staff will collaborate with key stakeholders, provide customers with insights into their IT processes, and deliver solutions to help drive their organizations. The team includes high level engineers, solution specialists, as well as technical and field engineer experts.

“All of our applications are key to the success of our students,” said Smith. “They all have to be up 99.999 percent of the time. This includes everything from our student information system, to our testing and reporting systems, to our digital curriculum systems. Without this reliability we lose incredibly valuable teacher instruction time and student learning experiences. Our IT team focuses on long-term solutions that reduce costs, lowers management and maintenance of hardware, and provides flexible, powerful, and reliable systems for the students.”

Sustaining Growth

One of the biggest challenges facing Yuba City Unified School District is building the IT infrastructure for future growth plans. “Our biggest challenge has been getting our existing infrastructure where we need it to be to deploy future solutions,” added Smith. “We have plans to go to 1:1 and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) platform and need a solid infrastructure to support these big priorities and implement a turnkey solution that is already in place. We will continue to look to partners like Aventis Systems to make this happen.”

Aventis Systems also offers a complete portfolio of Advanced IT Services designed to address the most pressing needs of the education industry, including service and expertise in cloud, data recovery, disaster recovery, security, server and storage infrastructure, and virtualization. Each of these services is tailored to the hardware, software and virtual environments running the applications, as well as the necessary support and maintenance. Services include:

  • Support Solutions
  • Server & Storage Solutions
  • Enterprise Solutions
  • Software Implementation
  • Network & Security Solutions

About Aventis Systems

Aventis Systems, Inc. is an industry leader in developing customized and comprehensive IT hardware, software, and services solutions. A true one-stop shop, the Atlanta-based company specializes in Dell and HP lines of servers and storage units; Cisco, Dell, and HP networking equipment; a full suite of business class workstations, desktops, and laptops; all hardware components necessary for upgrades; and carries Microsoft, VMware, and Veeam software. Aventis Systems offers a complete portfolio of Advanced IT Services designed to address the most pressing needs of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) including expertise in cloud, data recovery, disaster recovery, security, server and storage infrastructure, and virtualization.

Aventis Systems’ mission is to build long-lasting relationships with customers by offering extensive plans designed to meet a variety of IT needs. This is accomplished by leveraging experienced sales and engineering professionals to evaluate customers’ infrastructures in order to craft the most cost-effective solutions. Due to the company’s expansive inventory, Aventis Systems delivers these solutions with the shortest build and ship times in the industry. Additionally, the Company’s onsite installation and support services across the continental U.S. allow customers to implement projects as quickly as possible. For more information on Aventis Systems, please contact 1-866-528-9313, visit www.AventisSystems.com, or connect with them on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.