Secure-24 is a premier provider of critical applications hosting services, including Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) hosting, private-cloud hosting, and disaster recovery. Their challenge is to meet customer demand for hosting high-performance, business-critical applications, provide reliable, high-availability environment at lowest possible cost and offer flexible pricing in increasingly competitive market. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. Cisco UCS platform significantly improves performance of virtualized applications and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches reduce cabling and power demands. The results of deploying Cisco were extended life of data centers by 35 percent, lowered amount of network cabling by 70 percent and increased number of virtual machines per blade by 30 percent.