This world-renowned university sponsors substantial research through its network of nearly 40 independent colleges. Their challenges are to lack of centralized data management system prevented long-term availability of research results and valuable intellectual property - a key asset and product of any research university - was often lost or stored improperly. They chose VMware to overcome these challenges. They have implemented rapidly deployed a hybrid cloud to enable its Database as a Service (DaaS): expert assessment of workload and security needs, time-tested processes and plans to help the IT team avoid common pitfalls and hands-on experience for the IT team, working beside experts to design, build and configure the hybrid cloud. The result of implementing VMware was more secure, flexible and cost-effective infrastructure.