Rotterdam, the second-largest city in the Netherlands, is also notable as the largest port in Europe. Their challenges are to assure future delivery of local government and port-based services and reduce costs and improve efficiency. They chose Cisco to overcome these problems. FlexPod architecture, integrating Cisco Nexus data center switches and Cisco Unified Computing System servers with NetApp storage, for an easy-to-manage environment with plug-and-play computing. The results of deploying Cisco were improved ability to support a mushrooming population of diverse applications, overall IT spend lowered by 165,000 in 2012 and server provisioning cut from days to hours.