The Power of CloudStack Automation

Leaseweb uses the open source Apache CloudStack technology to manage the complex and sizeable infrastructure used to host tens of thousands virtual servers in our VPS and private cloud platforms around the world. CloudStack offers a powerful open API.  It is so effective that even the management UI is in essence only a fancy web […]

From Ops to Devops: a Story About Transformation

Over the last couple of years Leaseweb’s product engineering department has gone through some major changes, and by far the biggest was how our product engineering department has evolved. In earlier blogs, my colleagues Arnoud and Sander already talked about Maturity models and scaling our engineering department. However, I want to tell you about how, […]

Create More Efficiency for DevOps by Automating Security Patches

At Leaseweb we are always looking for ways to automate tasks and processes to make the work of our engineers easier and allow them to spend more time on innovation rather than repetitive tasks. One of those tasks is the installation of (monthly) recurring security updates (Windows, Linux, etc.). Not every company has the latest […]

How we build our API documentation

If you have ever used APIs you know that good documentation is important. It should also always be up-to-date. In this post I’m not going to discuss how to write documentation and what is required, but rather which tools we use to get the documentation updated as quickly as possible on our developer portal (developer.leaseweb.com). […]

Cyber Security: 5 basic lessons for everyone

Fred Streefland, IT-Security Manager at Leaseweb and Dave Maasland, CEO Eset Netherlands. A version of this article originally appeared on Computable. Recently we’ve had the opportunity (a quite fun and interesting opportunity), to visit a number of Information Security and Cyber Security congresses. During these congresses we were flooded with relatively ‘new’ developments such as […]