It has been a great year at Leaseweb and we are proud to announce that we launched further datacenter locations across the globe. In Leaseweb’s terms, this means we are ‘super excited’ as we will be able to meet and exceed our customer requirements even better than before!
But why are we expanding to multiple geographical locations?
Many factors have influenced our decision to expand from both a business and customer perspective. One of the reasons looks at performance. We are extremely customer-focused and realised quite quickly that our customers wanted more choice over the location of their infrastructures. Our multiple datacenter locations enable customers to locate closer to, and better engage, with their end-users. In addition, many of our datacenters are located close to some of the largest internet exchanges in the world, meaning reduced network latency for our customers.
Legal and regulatory reasoning. Several of our customers have specific requirements regarding where their data could be hosted, and where it could not. There was also the issue of business continuity and data backup as many of our customers’ businesses operate internationally. By listening to our customers, we understood that they wanted to locate their infrastructure over multiple geographical locations to settle concerns over potential network downtime or data loss as a result of, for example, natural disasters.
We are pleased to now have a presence across two geographical locations, with access to both sides of the globe. We previously had a solid presence in seven datacenters across Europe; in Amsterdam, Brussels and Germany, and are now excited to have a presence in Manassas in the US. For those who have no specific geographical requirement over the location, Leaseweb is here to fully advise you on the best location to suit their business needs.
Our next step is to investigate expanding our presence across other locations, especially throughout the United States and Asia. As a result, our customers will have even greater control over where they would like their infrastructure to be hosted.
We’re excited to expand our presence beyond our two current geographies, and look forward to continue supporting your business needs. We would love to hear your feedback and where you would like our next datacenter to be located! We look forward to hearing from you.
Stefan de KoninkSeptember 9, 2011 at 22:20
What are the actual options when you would like to select a dedicated server in a different datacenter within The Netherlands? Currently there are options to select the location, The Netherlands, Germany and the US. But what if an end user wants a guarantee that this server is not in the same building, for good reasons, such as a backup on a different physical location?
Ibrahim TachijianSeptember 12, 2011 at 23:44
If you look at your network map you see expansions of your reach (not datacenters) to Istanbul, Turkey.
When do you think you will be providing a good link towards Turkey’s IX? Will there be hosting solutions there maybe, if not from you perhaps from someone that you peer with in Turkey.
Ruud Mous (Sales Director) • Post Author •September 15, 2011 at 11:48
@Ibrahim: Turkey officially doesn’t have an internet exchange yet. Currently we use our best out of best carriers to reach Türk Telekom.
Maarten HensenSeptember 15, 2011 at 15:17
Dear Stefan, LeaseWeb provides infrastructure solutions in three data centers in the Netherlands. Our main location is EvoSwitch and products can be ordered through our website. For a solution in the other two locations, the customer can contact us at: email@example.com.
Team Leader Sales
Stefan de KoninkSeptember 16, 2011 at 1:17
Thanks Maarten! Will do ;) I bring all my business to Leaseweb!
Maarten HensenSeptember 16, 2011 at 9:23
Good to hear that, let me know if you need anything.
Team Leader Sales