The ESSAR Group is a multinational conglomerate and a leading player in the sectors of steel, oil & gas, power, communications, construction and minerals. Their challenges are quicker access to real-time operational information, ability to crunch data and uncover trends/patterns that help improve planning and forecasting. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) server platform to support the implementation of SAP HANA (High performance ANalytic Appliance) and optimized on the Cisco UCS platform, HANA helps bring all data within the reach of decision makers in seconds, enables innovative new applications and combines high-volume transactions with analytics. The results of implementing Cisco were quick access to data/information for accelerated real-time decision making and accelerated business performance.