University of British Columbia founders established B.C.'s first university to help transform a frontier province into a prosperous contributor to the nation. Their challenges are lack of campus network capacity constrained flexible use of resources and proliferating department-level firewalls slowed performance and hampered troubleshooting. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented Cisco Catalyst 6509 Series Switches, support high-performance dual-layer campus core and attachment to campus distribution and access layers and to data center, MPLS VPNs, combined with FireWall Services Modules (FWSMs) and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches. The results of implementing Cisco were improved security for departments and faculties, firewalls eliminated to date, allowing better throughput across campus and virtual machines and storage can be more flexibly used.