The University of Bern is involved in a number of research projects on national, European and global levels. Constant data growth requires efficient solutions that make resources available as quickly and flexibly as possible. Ease of operation and central management are equally important in order to keep administrative expenditure as low as possible. 124 virtual devices store up to 18 TB of data on six physical servers using Cisco UCS. Virtualization is provided by VMware solutions, with Hitachi Data Systems supplying the memory. The results of deploying Cisco were reliable and rapid resource provisioning, central management, easy management of service profiles and fast installation, high level of scalability.