Application container technology – such as Docker and Kubernetes – is revolutionizing application development and bringing previously unimagined flexibility and efficiency to the application software development process. Application containers like Docker containers are lightweight with rapid provisioning (we’re talking milliseconds) and provide an alternative to virtual machines that can consume a high amount of system […]
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The global cloud market needs a major rehaul. Over half of the worldwide cloud market share is dominated by five companies (think AWS, Google, Microsoft, etc.). No industry can operate as a free market (or even really be considered one) when big brands are this dominant, and the cloud market is no exception. Monopolies leave […]
Tell us a bit about your role at Leaseweb. At Leaseweb, I am the Chief Human Resources Officer and responsible for the global HR policies and the alignment of HR operations between all (international) entities. By analyzing the market, adequate strategies can be developed to stay an employer of choice and compete in a competitive […]
The world of cloud is becoming more and more a world of interconnected cloud services. Using features like Virtual Private Network Tunnels, you can securely interconnect cloud environments with each other over the public Internet. If you run workloads in a public cloud environment (such as Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure) as well as on […]
Whether you’re taking your first steps into virtualization, expanding your local infrastructure into the cloud, hybridizing your bare metal infrastructure, or adopting a multi-cloud strategy for workload diversification and cost optimization, Leaseweb’s VMware solutions are the best choice for your business. Here’s why: VMware: It is the gold standard for virtual deployments. It’s ubiquitous, feature-rich, […]
Those in the hosting business will most likely know what we mean when we say the word ‘colocation’. In case you are not yet familiar, colocation services are when you rent data center space for your own equipment that you have purchased. The data center will provide you floor space (including or excluding racks), power, […]
I joined the Apache CloudStack community in 2012 and became a committer in 2013, eventually becoming a PMC (Project Management Committee) member in 2017. My journey to becoming a PMC was both physical and literal and included several forks in the road. The forks presented themselves in all aspects of my journey – although the […]
Between utopia and reality lies the “dynamic cloud”, a place where all workloads are distributed logically between various cloud platforms and each piece of technology is fully utilized. While the industry as a whole is not yet there, Gaia-X is bringing the dynamic cloud within reach – and may soon offer an exciting new future […]
Every quarter Leaseweb employees come together to participate in a 48-hour, anything goes intellectual free-for-all: the Leaseweb Hackathon. While the hackathons of years past included drinks, an office lock-in, and the occasional laser tag game, our most recent events are as 2021 as you can imagine: conducted from home, with dedicated messaging channels firing throughout […]
What is pfSense? pfSense is a free and open-source program that provides the same (and oftentimes more) functionality as common commercial-grade firewalls. It is based on the FreeBSD operating system with a custom kernel and includes free third-party software packages, adding even more functionality to the program. The program utilizes an intuitive web interface that does not require any UNIX knowledge or the need to manually edit […]
As overused as the term may be, 2020 was unprecedented in a number of ways – all of which tested you and your organization. While it’s natural to hope that this year will be more predictable and manageable, that might not be the case when it comes to cybersecurity. In fact, 2020 gave cybercriminals ample […]