Smals is a Belgian ICT shared service organization specializing in infrastructure and applications for public institutions in social security and healthcare. Their challenges were to reduce costs and minimize risks by consolidating and virtualizing legacy data centers and to create infrastructure to serve company for foreseeable future. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. Cisco Unified Data Center architecture based on Cisco Nexus switching platform and Cisco Services for design validation and implementation support. The results of implementing Cisco were less than three-year return on investment in switching infrastructure expenditure, eight-fold reduction in energy costs, with improved business resilience and trouble-free deployment with Cisco Services.