SAIC is a fortune 500 scientific, engineering and technology applications company focused on solving national and global issues in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure and health. Their challenges are huge market anticipated for Smart Grid as a Service (SGS) and growth rate of adoption by utilities difficult to forecast. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented Vblock infrastructure platforms: Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) blade servers, Cisco Nexus switches, EMC CLARiiON storage, VMware vSphere virtualization solution, VMware vCloud director and EMC Unified Infrastructure Manager (UIM) and professional services. The results of implementing Cisco were pre-integration, single support reduce risk, agility and cost-effective scalability to support unpredictable rate of adoption and granular analysis of impact of growth on infrastructure.