It has been another busy month for the teams working on LeaseWeb Cloud. After toasting to the go-live of the U.S Cloud platform, we didn’t take a break. Instead we prepared for another expansion. I’m proud to announce that all the hard work has resulted in a new Cloud PoP for LeaseWeb Germany in their state-of-the-art Frankfurt-based data center!
Many of you probably know about our Cloud services in the Netherlands. In fact, since our new platform was launched, we’ve seen thousands of customers using our Express Cloud to host their applications. I’ve talked to quite a few of them and when I ask what they would like us to add, the answer is often: “More PoPs to choose from”.
I’m proud to announce that today, we took the first step in our global expansion by launching the LeaseWeb Cloud platform in the U.S.!
It’s that time of the year again! The leaves are turning, the days are shorter and the air is wonderfully crisp. It’s the fall season, also known as autumn or harvest time. Whatever you call it, you cannot deny the fun, joys, and blessings this season brings! Just think of all the harvest festivals, the pumpkin patches brimming with bright orange pumpkin, tasty pies, and warm apple cider. From Oktoberfest with all the beer and ‘wurst you can eat, to spooky Halloween’s candy galore; I truly find this the best season of them all. Then there’s of course Thanksgiving in November. All the turkey, stuffing, yams, cranberry sauce, and gravy you can eat – simply groovy!
When we make NOC announcements, we often mention our peering connections. We assume that the readers of those messages technically understand peering. But as they say, assumption is the mother of all mistakes. Sometimes it’s good to start with the basics of things. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at peering and examine the differences between public and private peering.
I’ve been working in the hosting business for quite some years now. During my time, it often happens that I work with companies that have multiple contacts. One can be the technical guy, responsible for the IT infrastructure and another can be the actual decision maker who might not be very technical but understands the value of good service and competitive pricing.
In these situations, I like to make sure everyone understands why we are recommending a specific solution. When it comes specifically to a CPU, there’s a basic, simplified way to explain what components a processor has and how to choose the ones that are important to run your website or applications.
Growth is something everyone who runs a business agrees on is a good thing, and over the past few years LeaseWeb has grown tremendously. This week we reached another milestone when Hans Rakers became our 300th colleague. Of course we celebrated this memorable moment by presenting everyone in the office with a large cake to enjoy. While I sat down to eat a piece of the tasty pie, I was reminded of a very inspiring Ted Talk I watched a while back by Shawn Achor, who teaches about positive psychology.
A while back we introduced the free Basic Firewall functionality for all Express Cloud Servers ordered after the 19th of March 2012. This is an easy way to add an extra layer of protection to your Cloud instance at no additional cost. Many customers are now using the Basic Firewall to further protect their infrastructure ever since we made it available, which is why I thought it would be a good idea to go through the features it offers – and to point out a few pitfalls when using them.
I’m proud to announce that we have established a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) connection to AMS-IX. The new Ethernet standard allows ten times the amount of traffic to be sent over one line compared to the previous standard of 10GE, thereby significantly improving bandwidth utilization. It’s a big technological leap forward: 100GE increases our capacity and reduces the inherent complications and potential issues associated with multiple lines. This makes it easier to scale and support growth. And not only will it offer greater flexibility, we’ll also be able to increase our capacity even faster when needed.
Gamescom is currently in full swing, and of course the LeaseWeb gaming experts are present to tell you all about Hosting for Gaming. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good time to showcase one of our esteemed customers, game developer and publisher Reto-Moto.
Reto-Moto is based in Copenhagen, specializing in the creation of innovative online entertainment software. The company was founded in 1997 and instantly created IO Interactive, the joint-venture operation with Nordisk Film which went on to create the multi-million selling Hitman and Freedom Fighters franchises.