BASIX is a livelihood promotion institution, working with over 3.5 million impoverished customers and operating in over 39,000 villages located across 17 Indian states. Their disaster recovery for a custom application was difficult. Additional servers were needed for development and testing. Power, cooling and space limited data center expansion. VMware virtualization has allowed BASIX to protect its data with data recovery, backup and snapshots and to resolve all the other challenges mentioned above. This resulted in consolidation of 11 servers into 5 servers, administrative overhead down by 60%, 30% to 40% cost savings, provisioning - down from 4-8 hours to 10-15 minutes and zero downtime after implementing VMware.