Serving over half a million customers, the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) is currently the only electricity utility on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Their challenges are to reduce operating expenses for IT support, increase speed and efficiency of SAP applications and standardize data centers on single solution. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented standardized data centers on FlexPod solution utilizing Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) servers, Cisco networks, and NetApp storage to improve performance of SAP applications. The results of implementing Cisco were increased performance of SAP applications, enabling reports to run in a few hours versus one day, it reduced total cost of ownership with 40 percent and decreased backup time from hours to minutes.