D&D Distribution specializes in building storage solutions from scratch, using the right components to meet each customer’s needs. The company wanted to create a next-generation modular storage solution with new levels of flexibility, availability, and scalability. Having worked with Intel for many years, D&D included Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Solid-State Drives (SSDs) in its new solution. Open-E* storage software offers an easy-to-use storage management interface for the new platform. Customers can add components to enhance the platform’s capabilities, or to scale up, depending on their own environment. The solution has already been deployed across a range of customer projects and in collaboration with a number of resellers. D&D, Intel, and Open-E share a vision of the future data center and plan to launch new solutions over time, starting with a cloud storage solution that’s ready for big data and the Internet of Things.