LeCloud* Boosts Video Performance for Smoother, Seamless User Experiences

LeCloud Video Transcoding* delivers differentiated, high performance video streaming services with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512).

Hardware at-a-glance: Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor

Features, software tools, and libraries at-a-glance: Intel® AVX-512, Intel® Compiler

To stay ahead of the competition in a fast-paced, cost-driven cloud services marketplace, LeCloud must innovate new services and revenue streams to retain customers and drive profit. By using future-forward data center solutions from Intel, LeCloud is able to reduce latency in its video transcoding and improve the user experience when streaming new 4K and H.265 real-time video services to millions of customers concurrently.

Challenge
The competitive and aggressively priced Cloud Services marketplace in China offers plenty of choice to enterprises and consumers but creates profitability challenges for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). Global cloud ecosystem provider LeCloud must innovate new products and services frequently to retain customers and grow marketplace share. Meanwhile, cost-conscious customers and strong competition mean that LeCloud needs to deliver its services at a keen price point. With these competing demands, LeCloud needed to build a cloud infrastructure capable of supporting new high-performance, next-generation cloud services, while seeking the lowest possible total cost of ownership (TCO).

Solution
LeCloud sought to maximize the performance capabilities of its newest video transcoding cloud services while remaining able to supply customers at a more competitive price than alternative cloud service providers. To balance performance and price and establish the most cost-efficient hardware and software combination, LeCloud evaluated the new Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor against currently available solutions from Intel.

“The Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor is a powerful platform for our transcoding, and certainly will improve the user experience"

— Fu Qingming, CTO, LeCloud

Product and Performance Information

1Performance results are based on testing as of May 2017 and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product can be absolutely secure.
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LeCloud* Video Transcoding: OS: CentOS 7.3.1611 Linux kernel 4.9.8. Testing by Intel May 2017.

BASELINE: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2699 v4, 2.2GHz, 22 cores, turbo and HT on, 128GB total memory, 8 slots / 16GB / 2400 MT/s / DDR4 RDIMM, Intel® SSD DC S3700 800GB. ICC version: v17.0.2.

NEW: Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor, 2.5GHz, 28 cores, turbo and HT on, 192GB total memory, 12 slots / 16GB / 2666 MT/s / DDR4 RDIMM, Intel® SSD DC S3700 Series 800GB. ICC version: v17.0.2.