The University of Siegen is a modern educational establishment with a strong international profile. Their challenges were to optimize IT services to increase educational and operational efficiency, introduce latest technology to furnish systems fit for future and provide platform for private cloud services. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. Pre-validated FlexPod-like solution with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Fully integrated with VMware vSphere. The results of deploying Cisco were consolidation from 120 standalone physical machines to 14 Cisco UCS servers, thirty percent power reduction offering associated environmental benefits and simplified management and ultrafast self-service server provisioning for university departments.