Novis has been providing specialized services for the whole lifecycle of SAP solutions. To deliver these improved and new services, Novis needed to replace its existing server environment with one that enabled high levels of automation and integration. Novis has made the transformation using an architectural approach based on the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage framework. The solution comprised of a Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches. The Cisco Nexus 5000 has created a low-latency; lossless 10 GB Ethernet unified fabric, resulting in any-to-any storage (network attached storage, Small Computer System Interface over IP and Fibre Channel over Ethernet can all travel on the same cable) and even less cabling, components, and points of management.