King Saud University (KSU) was established in 1957 as the first institute of higher education in Saudi Arabia. KSU strives to be a leader in technology research and development, so it is always interested in being an early adopter of the latest technology solutions. Most recently, it deployed Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 to provide the latest capabilities for business-critical communications. KSU has the first large Exchange 2013 deployment in the Middle East and Africa. By consolidating roles in its Exchange Server 2013 deployment, KSU reduced the number of servers required to run the solution by 33 percent.