State of Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area; however is the least densely populated. Their challenges are they delay in delivering information technology services to end-users, different departmental standards and procedures and overall operational inefficiencies and lack of unified teams within data center. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They deployed Update the data center platform to more quickly provide services and deploy Cisco unified computing system to simplify data center operations and support cloud computing. The results of deploying the Cisco were enabled Alaska to provide hosted services to agencies and organizations statewide, it increased IT department productivity by streamlining operations and it reduced hardware purchases and power and cooling costs in the data center.