Facing more state-level budget cuts, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) knew it had to change its IT services delivery. Servers were consuming funds and space, yet FAU needed to replace hardware and boost the performance of its Blackboard curriculum management application. To accomplish all this, FAU used Hyper-V technology with Windows Server 2008 R2 enterprise. By using Linux integration services for Hyper-V, FAU runs Blackboard on Linux. FAU has reduced costs, expanded services and improved IT service availability. FAU is using Microsoft System center data center solutions to manage its physical and virtual environment.