Infosys is a global leader in IT and consulting. When competitive pressure and aging software spurred the company to become more efficient, Infosys sought an innovative solution to upgrade its infrastructure and reduce its hardware and maintenance costs. To achieve those goals, it deployed new Microsoft SQL server 2008 R2 enterprise data management software in a clustered environment and integrated it with its mission-critical SAP system. With this approach, Infosys was able to consolidate its databases and reduce the largest ones by 70 - 80 percent. As a result, Infosys gained a solution with a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), without sacrificing the high availability or performance of its SAP system, greatly enhancing its ability to compete.