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Secure Your Future with Point-to-Point Network Connectivity

point-to-pointBusinesses that depend on connecting to multiple locations with speed often resort to point-to-point architecture. Point-to-point network connectivity is an exceptional solution for businesses because it is best in class, and provides a secure network and an extremely fast connection. Fiber-carried point-to-point is often considered to be future-proof in that it contains some of the most advanced features out of any network solution available.

Not only is point-to-point future-proof and fully capable of growing bandwidth and capacity as needed, it is a much easier architecture to test and maintain. Point-to-point delivers the maximum flexibility possible in situations where there is a blend of customers and demand levels.

What Makes Point-to-Point an Ideal Solution for Your Business?

There are a few reasons why point-to-point is a great choice to fit various business needs. First, it’s faster and more reliable. Whether your cables and switches can handle 100Mbps, 1000Mbps, or even 10Gbps, point-to-point connections have the ability to run at the same speeds as a LAN connection. As online and offline connectivity continues to grow, the supporting infrastructure also continues to increase rapidly, allowing you to dive into your work without facing connectivity lags.

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Focus on Your Core Business With Managed Network Services

Managed Network ServicesWhether you’re managing a remote workforce, utilizing a lot of data, or need top-notch cybersecurity, it all takes a toll on your network infrastructure. It is tough to meet all these needs within a tight budget and existing bandwidth, especially if you’re doing it on your own.

The good news is that you don’t need to do it all on your own — instead, you can consider network management services.

Managed network services help you remain focused on your core business by making sure your business is always online and that your equipment is consistently available. They can also help keep your costs down because you don’t need to make expensive technology investments — typically, you just pay a monthly fee per device managed.

 

What Managed Network Services Can Do for You

Having a secure and stable networking infrastructure that allows users to improve productivity is no longer a commodity — it’s a necessity. It is absolutely crucial to have this type of structure in place to ensure your company has the platform needed to expand your core business and provide the competitive advantage your intellectual capital depends on.

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U.S. Data Center Upgrades for Even Better Performance

data centerLast month, I wrote about five things you can do to ensure shorter load times for your sites. Today I want to look at a sixth, positioning your services as close as possible to your end users.

LeaseWeb entered the U.S. market in 2011, in part because our clients across Europe and Asia needed North America-based hosting. Over time, we’ve grown our presence, both organically and through acquisition. We now operate 10 data centers across the continent with local U.S. based support.

Positioning services closer to end users enhances customer experience by decreasing content delivery times. Geographic spread also provides the safest disaster recovery and remote backup solutions for maximum uptime.

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Don’t let cyberattacks bring you down

LSW_CloudSecurity_iconThe first half of 2015 saw a 50% increase in DDoS attacks. They are not only becoming more frequent but they are getting more sophisticated too. On average, a DDoS attack will cost an SMB company €45,000 and an enterprise €400,000 – not to mention the damage done to the corporate image or share price. In other words, a DDoS attack might not only paralyze your online presence but could also be disastrous to your overall business continuity.

Diversionary attacks

Data breaches and DDoS attacks are the most common threats to your website. Just take a look at these statistics: according to Kaspersky Labs, 74% of companies that suffer a DDoS attack face another security incident at the same time; 26% of these incidents are data breach attempts or data leaks which means these attacks are not primarily meant to take your website offline but are a diversion to get to your data. These are so-called layer 7 attacks: the hackers divert your attention to get your eye off the ball by disrupting the availability of the website while they quietly try to exploit any vulnerabilities in your web applications.

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3 ways to maximize advertising and website ROI through IaaS

AdServing_02_DeliveryCustomers want content delivered instantly. Whether it’s articles & videos or any type of advertising inventory pushed from a Supply-Side Platform (SSP) to a Demand-Side Platform (DSP), Owned Media, or big data being transmitted into a Data Management Platform (DMP) and used for analysis and real-time optimizations, it has to appear on the screen in milliseconds. Slow websites decrease conversion rates and that costs money.

A strong infrastructure provider can resolve these challenges:

  1. Ad viewability (Billable Impressions/Page Load Time/SEO)
  2. Page speed (Ad Deliverability/UX/SEO)
  3. Data access (Efficiency/Relevancy)

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The faster the better: How we assess network performance for end-users all around the world

NetworkMap2015_LSW_Web740Moving from your on-prem IT infrastructure to the cloud is a challenge but picking the right cloud hosting partner is even a bigger challenge.  How do you find a provider that recommends “the right stuff” and helps you migrate but who also runs a cloud infrastructure in which your applications run really well? At LeaseWeb we have a laser sharp focus on finding the right balance between performance, security and the economics of our services. This blog focuses on how we improve the performance and end user experience of LeaseWeb hosted services by pro-actively monitoring network performance as perceived by eyeballs and ISPs around the world. At the end of the day, platform performance is important but network performance has an even bigger impact on the end-user experience.

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Network economics: more bandwidth for your buck

Balancing the end-user experience of LeaseWeb hosted services and network economics

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At LeaseWeb Network, we manage and support the networks and traffic of the various LeaseWeb services companies around the world. We also support the advanced networking needs of their customers and protect them from security threats.

To ensure an optimized end-user experience for LeaseWeb hosted services, we run our own global Internet backbone – establishing direct connectivity (peering) with eyeball networks in 58 PoPs in Europe, the US and Asia – and we have connectivity (IP Transit) to virtually all major Tier 1 Internet backbones in any of the LeaseWeb data centers. Our total network capacity is 5 Tbps – compared to actual traffic levels of about 2.5 Tbps in the first quarter of 2015. This combination of peering and multiple Transit providers gives us a lot of flexibility and peak capacity to reach eyeball networks. So how do we manage this global network?

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Private Networking: fully automated, scalable and easy to use

PrivateNetwork_2_ScaleWe are proud to announce that from now on, we offer fully automated private networking in our datacenters in Singapore, Frankfurt and San Francisco. Using the LeaseWeb developer API or the Customer Portal, customers can create an infrastructure using bare metal servers within the same data center, simply by adding the servers to the private network. This service will be available also in our Washington D.C. and Amsterdam-based data centers within the next three months.

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Local DNS-anycast, SIDN’s revolutionary new approach in response to the DDoS rat race

As the administrator of .nl, SIDN is responsible for the functional stability and development of the Netherlands’ country-code top-level domain (TLD). LeaseWeb recently became the first company to implement SIDN’s local anycast technology in its network. Marco Davids, Technical Advisor at SIDN, explains how local anycast differs from regular anycast.

At SIDN we operate an impressive DNS-infrastructure: available at all times, under all circumstances, and designed to reply to thousands of DNS-queries per second. The downside of such a powerful infrastructure is that it can function quite well as a reflector for amplifying DDoS-traffic. And thus, besides using open resolvers, the bad guys also abuse (our) powerful authoritative name servers to amplify their malicious DDoS-traffic.

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Scuba dive into the world of submarine cables

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.

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