Posts Tagged ‘networking’
Balancing the end-user experience of LeaseWeb hosted services and network economics
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?
Last week, LeaseWeb visited the PLNOG (Polish Network Operator Group) conference, the biggest networking conference in and around Poland. Over 500 attendees formed one big melting pot of different telecom, network and IT companies. There were also lot of network architects, system administrators, datacenter employees and content providers visiting the event, which is held on a regular basis.
LeaseWeb hosts a large amount of servers in various datacenters across the world, including some in the Netherlands. We invited a number of valued LeaseWeb clients to celebrate Queen’s night in Amsterdam, to get to know our customers better and enjoy some quality time together