Articles by Robert Van der Meulen

How the cloud is like Minecraft

Recently I was reading this article in the New York Times about Minecraft. It’s a story about how Minecraft is changing the way children play, learn and create things. It does so by bringing them into a digital environment that provides the freedom to let them fully design their own world, complete with houses, vehicles […]

Introducing vCloud, a new Private Cloud by Leaseweb

With a private cloud at Leaseweb, you receive all benefits of virtualization while maintaining full control over resources and features. We give our customers the freedom to customize their virtual infrastructures and have been offering CloudStack Resource Pools for quite some time now. These resource pools let customers create and manage multiple instances using their […]

Huge traffic increase for all virtual server packages

Virtual servers are a cost-effective alternative to bare metal servers. They function like a bare metal server, but run on a flexible virtualization layer. Leaseweb’s virtual servers suit all businesses, from small to medium workloads and offer a reliable, highly scalable infrastructure with full redundancy and fast network-attached storage. Since data traffic will not stop […]

Revealed on Tour: scaling infrastructure for world’s #1 DJ

This month, DJ’s Hardwell, Dyro, and Dannic returned from Revealed Recordings’ North American bus tour. These guys have been amazingly successful, scoring high on the music charts. After releasing a number of successful records, they continued last year’s tour, hitting ten of North America’s most prestigious venues. You can imagine that when you go to […]

Public Cloud Outage

As an IaaS provider, we host multiple storage systems to support our Clouds. Unfortunately, earlier this week one of these platforms was causing issues, resulting in major headaches for both us and, more importantly, some of our customers.

Controlling traffic in your cloud

We’ve had a busy few months in the cloud team. In March this year, we launched the virtual network-backed Cloud product – giving customers the opportunity to use a private internal network to communicate between cloud instances. The advantages are obvious – free data traffic, easy scaling, and protected private traffic within your cloud. After […]