Elon University is an independent, private university renowned for its excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and professional studies. Their challenges are to replace aging server equipment and grow capacity, reduce energy and footprint of servers in at capacity data center and improve manageability and control of virtualized environment. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented Cisco unified computing system delivers more scalable, energy-efficient platform and Cisco Nexus 1000V switches enhance networking capabilities within VMware environment. The results of implementing Cisco were increased capacity significantly while reducing data center energy and cooling requirements, eliminated as many as 75 additional, disparate physical servers throughout campus and improved manageability of infrastructure and accelerated provisioning of new servers.