iKoula is a leading hosting service provider in France whose customers wanted more flexibility in moving workloads between their own data centers, iKoula data centers, and Windows Azure. iKoula upgraded to the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and deployed the Windows Azure Pack, a set of technologies deployed on Windows Server and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 that provides customers with services consistent with those in Windows Azure. iKoula customers use the portal provided in the Windows Azure Pack to provision and manage their own websites, virtual machines, and databases. With these technologies, iKoula gives customers more control over their IT resources and more flexibility in where those resources run. iKoula also reduced its infrastructure costs and increased its competitive stature.