You know Silicon Valley, but have you heard of Silicon Wadi? As a Business Development Manager for LeaseWeb, I have traveled to many countries, strengthening relationships with existing customers and building new ones. In December, I will embark on the mission of nurturing business relationships in Israel, together with other LeaseWeb team members. Here are three reasons why this country is so attractive to tech companies around the world.
The LeaseWeb Cloud development team has used Scrum as a software development methodology since 2011. During these two and a half years, we produced a lot of good results. But of course, there were also some bumps on the road. We had to deal with various challenges, adapting our processes along the way. As product owner of the Cloud development team, I would like to share some of the things we have learned over the years.
A little while back I attended the Cloud Partners conference in Chicago. One of most striking things I heard was in a keynote session delivered by Tiffani Bova from Gartner. She stated that cloud adoption slowed down! And this was not because of lack of end-user demand. Instead, it was due to solution providers (SPs) not transforming their business fast enough to fit the cloud era and unlock its market potential.
It’s a shame, really – considering the revenues they can generate from cloud. A recent study by AMI_Partners showed that SPs with moderate to low growth rate in the U.S. obtain only a third of their revenues from cloud. At the same time, SPs with a high growth rate enjoy half of their revenues from cloud.
Earlier this week, we announced the first expansion of our CDN infrastructure. When we launched LeaseWeb CDN back in June, we were serving 18 Gbps of data traffic. Since then, we have attracted new customers, pushing bandwidth usage to 150 Gbps. To support this growth, we had to significantly expand our infrastructure using SuperPoPs. Now, the word SuperPoP might sound nice, but what does it actually mean? What makes these PoPs so “Super”?
Today we added a new feature to our Virtual Servers and LeaseWeb Cloud, which can be a real lifesaver at times – ISO management.
Typos, misconfiguration, or other mishaps can all lead to a non-usable or non-functional system. ISO management enables you to attach an ISO to your instance from which you can boot. It’s the equivalent of inserting and then booting from a CD or DVD containing a bootable OS. This is particularly useful when your instance cannot be booted normally or is otherwise inaccessible.
As one of the largest hosting providers in the world, with almost four percent of the entire global IP traffic under our management, LeaseWeb continuously combats cybercrime in its many forms, dealing swiftly and professionally with any detected malicious activity within its network. Last weekend the leaseweb.com website was unfortunately a direct target of cybercriminals itself. For a short period of time some visitors of leaseweb.com were redirected to another, non-LeaseWeb IP address, after the leaseweb.com DNS was changed at the registrar.
The underwater world is nothing less than science fiction – with due respect to the flora and fauna – it’s the matrix of fiber optics orbiting the earth that transports you to a world of cabled mystery! And this real submarine world was created much before the Wachowski siblings came up with the idea of a virtual supernatural world.