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What are the infrastructure requirements for Artificial Intelligence?

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, […]

Working in HR and the learning culture at Leaseweb

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 […]

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Diversification and why it’s critical to content providers

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 […]

How to create High Availability systems

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 […]

Interview with Frank Roelofs, Knowledge Manager

Tell us a bit about your career at Leaseweb so far?  My career at Leaseweb started as a Trainee in the Technical Support department, a little under four years ago. As a Trainee, I was part of a group of 14 learning how to deal with incidents, on mostly Linux distros on Dedicated Servers among other things. It was interesting learning a lot of technical skills.  During my first year at Leaseweb, I was working in shifts and […]

Creating a Hybrid Cloud environment through Private Networking

Private Networking provides a private connection between your Dedicated Servers and Cloud environments without being connected to external networks or even the Internet. This type of connection is relatively easy to implement, secure and cost-effective.  How does Private Networking work? Private Networking offers a private network connection over a private isolated network. This data traffic is unmetered traffic and runs via a […]

To peer or not to peer – reflections about IP Interconnection from the Global Peering Forum 14 in Montreal

In April I joined the 14th edition of the Global Peering Forum (“GPF”) in Montreal. This is a conference where about 300 representatives from internet service providers, content providers (hosting companies, hyperscalers, content delivery networks), internet exchanges and data centers come together to discuss how to further improve and lower costs of IP interconnection (the way internet traffic is exchanged and routed […]

The backend of gaming: infrastructure planning and handling data

We kicked off our inaugural Game Backend Engineering summit at the Game Developers Conference last month, which was hotly followed by Quo Vadis in Berlin. Both events brought a mixture of technology and business leaders together in a room to share best practices on how to overcome backend challenges. As Harald Riegler from Games Industry Network said, “this is information I would […]

How to create a 3-2-1 backup system

In our previous article about backup, we presented the backup storage options available for businesses. We concluded that to truly disaster-proof your systems, it is best practice to combine local and cloud backup in a 3-2-1 backup system, so in this blog post we thought it would be good to explain how you go about creating this.  Remind me, what is 3-2-1 backup?  […]

Performance development tools to support company culture

On April 4th Leaseweb hosted an event in collaboration with TruQu where we discussed and presented our roadmap and philosophy about performance development. Before making the presentation, I reflected on how we are already supporting our global employees at Leaseweb. One thing stands out: it all starts with culture. At Leaseweb we recognize a few […]