Outscale wanted to build a premium cloud computing service for business customers demanding seamless access to high levels of computational power and storage capability. The company needed to power its Tier III+ data centers with technology that offers exceptionally high levels of performance while maximizing energy efficiencies. The company deployed Cisco Unified Computing System* servers powered... by the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2660 v2 product family and extended storage capabilities with the Intel® Solid-State Drive Data Center S3700 Series, which manage persistent storage in addition to its NetApp* EF540 and FAS8060A flash arrays. Outscale also adopted the Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel® DPDK) to facilitate the development of its software-defined network (SDN). Outscale looked for technology providers that would enable it to fulfill its eight-year roadmap and continue to drive the possibilities of cloud computing. Choosing to standardize on Intel® technologies, the company has developed a model that gives it plenty of scope to grow and expand, based on well-defined roadmaps for Intel technologies.