HostingCon 2012 has been a very refreshing experience for LeaseWeb USA this year, attending such an important industry event with our entire team was an amazing opportunity. We shared and learned about industry trends, shook hands with our customers and partners – but most of all we got completely hyped up to bring a fresh breeze from Boston’s Bay with us!
Wow, time flies when you’re having fun! It seems like yesterday that I was standing around the HostingCon 2011 booth with my colleagues, talking to customers, partners, industry experts and more. But this year is going to be extra-special: For the first time, our entire US Sales team is going to be there to meet you and tell you what we’ve been up to in our Northern Virginia datacenter.
As Business Development Manager for LeaseWeb, I regularly visit e-commerce events like Webwinkel Vakdagen and E-commerce Paris. These types of events are very important to me. Not just because of possible leads, but also because these gatherings allow you to touch base, so to speak. It gives me a chance to hear what people talk about and what’s keeping them busy. I also get to see where the e-tailing industry as a whole is headed. Based on this, I thought it would be nice to share some of my observations with you:
The doors have closed on Game Connection Europe 2011, where the gaming industry was out in full force to share ideas and visions on the latest developments in MMOs, console-based games and mobile. Since 2001 GameConnection has been the place to be for video games professionals. It gathers key players from the game industry twice a year, in Europe and in the US, to help them do business together, connect, share and socialize in a lively environment.
Welcome to the third article in our short series of blog posts on hosting for the online gaming industry. Soon a team of LeaseWeb Online gaming experts will leave for GameConnection Europe, but until then, we’ll cover various principles of hosting for online games. We’ve already talked about reliability and connectivity. Now it’s time to turn the spotlight on (cue the sound of drums): Scalability.
Welcome to the second part in our blog series on hosting for the online gaming industry. In the weeks leading up to GameConnection Europe, we’ll talk about various topics to keep in mind when looking for a suitable hosting solution for MMO games. This week we are looking at connectivity.
Webit Congress has been recognised as one of the best meeting points for the digital industry players from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) – and basically the rest of the world too. LeaseWeb attended as one of 5000 professionals from the digital marketing and IT industry in CEE, including companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft Advertising, eBay, PayPal, Yandex and Yahoo!
On 4th October 2011, two LeaseWeb Business Development Managers traveled all the way from our HQ in the Netherlands to Warsaw, Poland for WHD.local. This event is a World Hosting Days spin-off that brings the most interesting IT companies to a location close to local businesses. Smaller, more compact and more intensive than its parent event, WHD.local gives an update on current hosting affairs. It also offers the opportunity to meet many interesting industry colleagues and discover whether we can support them as a hosting provider. All this is done together with lunch, coffee breaks and an evening reception.
Growth in the Russia internet services market is rocketing and so it’s with a strong agenda that World Hosting Day opens the doors to its Moscow conference. LeaseWeb’s Russian market expert, Olga Janasik, will be speaking on the subject of “Fast-track your European Servers with our Reseller Program”, which intends to give potential global partners the chance to hear about collaboration within the web hosting industry to help support international expansion.