The 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 and deliver them at a competitive price point. This meant that it needed to build a cloud infrastructure capable of supporting new high-performance, next-generation cloud services, with the lowest possible total cost of ownership (TCO).
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 establish the most cost-efficient hardware and software combination, LeCloud evaluated the new Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor against currently available solutions from Intel.
- With the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor, LeCloud delivers video transcoding services with a 1.51X performance boost compared to previous generation Intel Xeon processor E5-2699 v4.
- The new processor allows LeCloud to reduce latency in video transcoding and deliver a smoother user experience for its millions of customers.
- Through specific software optimizations, LeCloud also uses Intel® AVX-512 – new to the Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family – to deliver a further 22 percent performance improvement of its video transcoding solution over the previous generation Intel Xeon processor.