The Netherlands – land of data centers

A guest blog by Michiel Steltman, Director of the DHPA (Dutch Hosting Provider Association). When you would ask an average EU citizen how the Internet works and where most websites and cloud services are hosted, most people will mention the U.S. as the main source of Internet technologies and services. And when you would ask […]

Data center energy savings: be realistic

Data center energy saving is a hot news-item. Google announced experimenting with floating data centers in the sea, Sun is building a data center in an old coal mine below the surface which saves 50% on energy. Although energy reduction is a must, it is important to be realistic in the options available. EvoSwitch, the hosting facility we use, […]

Cooling a datacenter

One of the major problems when operating a datacenter is to cool your serverrooms in the most efficient way. Servers are growing faster, bigger, more power consuming then ever, causing more heat in your racks. Improving the cooling systems will reduce costs, might give your datacenter more capacity (more servers with the same cooling capacity) […]

Protecting patient data with Leaseweb

In a study released this week by the Ponemon Institute, a U.S. privacy research group, almost 90 percent of surveyed healthcare organizations reported they had at least one data breach involving patient data in the last two years; 45 percent reported more than five breaches. Healthcare records are a prime target for hackers because they are such a […]