Managing and scaling globally: the good, the bad, and the ugly

PrivateNetwork_2_ScaleOver the last few years, cloud-based business solutions have fundamentally changed the way we do business on nearly every level, offering unprecedented mobility, accessibility and storage. The global business landscape still presents challenges, however, as businesses learn how to integrate current systems and harness the power of the cloud to its fullest capacity.

At LeaseWeb, we know that businesses experience a wide variety of triumphs and trials when it comes to managing resources and scaling to demand. That’s why we’re going beyond just the “good” in this blog post and talking about what we’ve seen our customers really experience.

The Good: This is the part we love talking about, the whole reason we do what we do. We approach IaaS as a chance to help businesses react to market realities as they experience them. When your business is growing and you need to scale up, our product line and hybrid hosting models allow you to plan for and accommodate growth.

The Bad: Nothing is better for a business than increased demand, but experiencing demand without the ability to meet it is one of the most frustrating situations startup companies face. Several years ago, for example, a new social network in Holland exploded in popularity, but the demand grew so fast that the company couldn’t keep up. Businesses can experience failure in two parts here, either by being unable to scale up to their infrastructure needs fast enough, or lacking the right architecture to make a substantial adjustment in scale. That’s why LeaseWeb analyzes each customer’s needs, ensure they end up with the right solution for their business and helps them prepare for every eventuality.

The Ugly: Unfortunately, sometimes the best-laid plans get derailed by outside events. Months of rapid growth can suddenly reverse, leaving an Internet-based business in the tricky position of paying for far more capacity that it needs at that moment. That’s why, at LeaseWeb, we offer models that not only allow our customers to scale up efficiently, but also down when required, allowing them to allocate their resources when and where it works best for their business.

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure for Growing Businesses

9215487_300x300Demand is the variable that drives the global economy. From basic commodities to tech stocks, every business must account for the constant fluctuation of demand.

Across the globe, we are able to deliver an industry-leading portfolio of solutions by replacing your physical servers with their virtual counterparts, consolidating them, and reducing your hardware and maintenance costs. LeaseWeb takes care of the hardware and infrastructure, which allows you to focus on the things that matter to you: delivering your products and services to your customers in an efficient, cost-effective way.

Thanks to our agility and the ability to respond to individual customer needs, we also offer the advantage of thinking like a startup while still providing the low latency of many larger service providers. Because our data centers are close to your end users and connected to the global LeaseWeb network, we’re able to provide an advantage for companies that rely on real-time data transmission.

Contact us now at sales@us.leaseweb.com or visit our booth at SaaStr this week to learn more about LeaseWeb’s global network that now includes 10 locations across Europe, Asia and North America, with 5.5 Tbps bandwidth capacity and 99.9999 percent core uptime. Find out how we bring tremendous value and service to our customers that is unmatched by our competitors.

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