A large U.S. university played a pivotal role in helping modernize Midwestern education. Their challenges are crippling delays in blackboard, inability to scale blackboard to 100,000 users, siloed application environments and need for costly hardware expansion. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented BIG-IP 3900, BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM), BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM) and DDoS. The results of implementing F5 Networks were scalability of hosted LMS services, optimized performance of all IT systems, improved security across all applications and cost savings and revenue generation in one solution.