When a new trend comes around and becomes an omnipresent industry buzzword, it’s worth doing some analysis of this trend and trying to figure out how much is hype and how much is transformative and should influence your IT strategy. In this blog post, we take a closer look at ‘containers,’ and we’re not talking […]
Data compression has had a renaissance in the last two decades. Real speed gains in newer processor generations have started to slow down in favor of putting more cores onto a chip. So, bridging the processor / memory performance gap has become a very important strategy for scaling up. At the same time innovations such […]
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- Interview with Walter van de Waterbeemd, Chief Human Resources Officer Tell us a bit about your role at Leaseweb. At Leaseweb, I am Chief Human R...
- 15 Business Problems That Can Be Solved By Moving to the Cloud According to a recent Intel Security report, 93 percent of a sample of 1,40...
Cloud gaming continues to grow and become the norm for the gaming industry. Soon, game releases will exclusively be online for download onto consoles or streamed via the cloud, no more discs; much like how we consume music now. The cloud gaming industry is set to grow by 900% by 2023, and recent announcements have […]
The new era of retail is an exciting blend of physical and digital. Our retail experiences are being enriched by technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR). It’s amazing how much intelligence is out there! In this blog post, we follow fictitious protagonist Simon on a trip to […]
Tell us a bit about your role at Leaseweb. At Leaseweb, I am 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 industry […]
This is the first in our blog series ‘SaaS Sessions,’ which was inspired by a recent roundtable event in which five Dutch SaaS entrepreneurs and I had a discussion and shared insights. In this one, I discuss ambitions for Dutch SaaS companies, the steps for scaling, and expanding overseas. Enjoy! The Netherlands is a country with […]
At Leaseweb, we have become pretty fond of airplane aerobatics. This perhaps stems from our CEO Con Zwinkels, who has a passion for planes and often takes employees, customers, and partners up in the Leaseweb Extra 330LT aerobatic airplane. We have also been sponsoring the Leaseweb Texel Airshow since 2012 – an amazing aviation event […]
Diversification is a risk management strategy that combats the concentration of all resources in one single pot or asset class. In this blog post, we discuss the importance of diversification for IT directors at content providers in the digital era. They are challenged to always keep their services available and providing content, so need to avoid having […]
I often get asked the question of how I ended up in HR after studying Hospitality Management. I explain that what correlates is the focus on people (customers/employees); and the goal of giving them a great experience. Even more questions are raised around why I joined an IT company, Leaseweb in particular. I explain that the company […]
We live in a hyper-connected world with expectations of 100% uptime, at all times. We’ve long crossed the threshold where any length of network downtime is acceptable, and it can, in fact, create catastrophic knock-on effects. An outage could lead to loss of revenue, increased risks associated with security and fraud, halting of business operations, and […]
In the past few years, I have been asked several times about how Leaseweb positions itself towards Artificial Intelligence (AI). As Leaseweb is mainly focusing on delivering fast and reliable Infrastructure as a Service, we’re not offering AI services directly to our customers. Having said that, we work with many customers who deliver AI services to their end user, […]
This is a guest blog written by Ara Sadoyan, Founder of OddEye. Here he shares some information about one of OddEye’s partners Mouseflow, and their infrastructure hosted at Leaseweb. Recently, I’ve been reading lots of articles and stories about Docker, container orchestration, microservice deployment, and how it has saved lives and tons of time […]