Headquartered in Pune, India, and with 1,000 staff across 20 locations, Forbes Marshall supplies steam engineering and control instrumentation products to customers internationally. They wanted to secure sensitive corporate and customer information and reduce the desktop and server management task. They choose VMware to overcome these challenges. They implemented VMware ESX 3.5 centralizes user desktop environments to a virtual server cluster hosted in the datacenter, enhancing security and enabling patching and upgrading from a master image. The virtual servers are also managed from a central console. The results of deploying VMware were a 13:1 server consolidation ratio, boosted CPU utilization by 35% and cut administrator numbers drastically.