As part of the global data center program, Cisco IT embarked on the journey to a private cloud in 2009. Their challenges are to scale mission-critical Oracle RAC database, eliminate downtime requirement to perform server maintenance and execute flawless migration to avoid disruption to customer service. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented migrated 34 TB Oracle RAC database from 3 HP Superdome servers to 12 Cisco UCS B440 blade servers and minimized downtime through rigorous testing and planning. The results of implementing Cisco were completed migration of all ERP applications to standard server platform, gained ability to scale vertically (more powerful servers) and horizontally (more server nodes) and lowered TCO by 60 percent.