Articles by Peter Lonis (Pre Sales Engineer)

Designing your Infrastructure for Failover

Don’t bet on a single horse Design your IT infrastructure in such a way that it can survive major outages (the easy way) If you run a webshop, are in the ad-serving world, or another industry that requires a continuous online presence, you are aware that (long) downtimes are risky for your business. This means […]

How to Optimize Your SSDs Drives

This blog is a short introduction to the two different types of SATA SSD and NVMe SSD drives Leaseweb offers its customers. If you want to optimize your costs by selecting the right type of drive, this article is for you. For many years, Leaseweb has been offering SSD drives to its customers. Our customers […]

What is Colocation?

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, […]

Automate Your Server Platform Using The Leaseweb API

This blog is about using the Leaseweb API to automate the management of your dedicated servers running with Leaseweb – including examples of how to deploy your dedicated servers without even logging in once! While this article focuses solely on dedicated servers, we also have many API calls for specifically managing your cloud(s) at Leaseweb. […]

How To Run Your Own Secure Video Conferencing Tool

The use of virtual collaboration tools has skyrocketed in the past few weeks. Microsoft Teams has seen a 500% increase in meetings, calls and conferences in China since January 31. Skype had a 70% increase in users in one month. The app Houseparty hit over two million downloads in one week alone at the end […]

Is it time for a new BOSS (Boot Optimized Storage Solution)?

To maximize the usable disk space per server and to separate the OS drives from the data drives, a technical solution is required that is not only performant but also redundant. The BOSS card (‘Boot Optimized Storage Solution’) is the latest generation of Dell PowerEdge servers that provides a simpler, more economical way to segregate operating system […]

Quick Guide for Using Powershell to Control Apache Cloudstack

Intro Controlling your Cloud environment via the Portal (GUI) is something everyone can do (assuming, of course that you know what you want to accomplish and what options you need to get the most out of your platform). A good cloud platform automates things to the greatest extent possible to help prevent human errors from […]

Leaseweb: A product portfolio that meets online gaming’s many different needs

Because gaming companies have so many different performance and scalability requirements for online games, it’s impossible to create a one-size-fits-all infrastructure for them. Different platforms (mobile/tablet, PC and console) and different business models (Pay-to-Play, Free-to-Play, etc) mean that every gaming company has different needs when it comes to technology, scalability and performance. This is why […]