How the European Union is Rebalancing the Global Cloud Market

The global cloud market needs a major rehaul. Over half of the worldwide cloud market share is dominated by five companies (think AWS, Google, Microsoft, etc.). No industry can operate as a free market (or even really be considered one) when big brands are this dominant, and the cloud market is no exception. Monopolies leave […]

How To Create An Interconnected Cloud Computing Environment

The world of cloud is becoming more and more a world of interconnected cloud services. Using features like Virtual Private Network Tunnels, you can securely interconnect cloud environments with each other over the public Internet. If you run workloads in a public cloud environment (such as Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure) as well as on […]

Why Choose Leaseweb VMware?

Whether you’re taking your first steps into virtualization, expanding your local infrastructure into the cloud, hybridizing your bare metal infrastructure, or adopting a multi-cloud strategy for workload diversification and cost optimization, Leaseweb’s VMware solutions are the best choice for your business. Here’s why: VMware: It is the gold standard for virtual deployments. It’s ubiquitous, feature-rich, […]

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, […]

3 Tips for Those Considering an Automated Dedicated Server Solution

Thinking about using an automated dedicated server solution for the first time? Good news – you don’t have to invent everything from scratch. We spoke with Hagen Rother, Lead Architect and Head of IT at LiquidM, a Berlin-based company running one of the first self-service Demand Side Platforms (DSP) on the market. With high amounts of automation being done in a smart way, LiquidM has […]

How to Set up a Secure VPN Between Dedicated Servers and the Cloud

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to create a secure connection to another network via the Internet. VPNs are one of the easiest ways to set up secure data communications and should be the first place you look when exploring secure network connection options. With the right software and knowledge, setting up your own VPN is relatively easy to do and is a budget-friendly option for secure data communications.  There […]

Understanding and Interpreting CPU Steal Time on Virtual Machines

Virtual machines report on different types of usage metrics, such as server load, memory usage, and steal time. Customers often ask about steal time – what is it, and why is it reported on their virtual machines? Read on as we explain how steal time works to better understand what it means for your virtual machine.  What is Steal Time?  Steal time is the percentage of time the virtual machine process […]

Partners in the Storm: Elevating Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Summer months often bring excitement for—and memories of—light-hearted joys such as long, warm days, outdoor activities with friends and family, and the simple pleasure of ice cream on a hot day. But while the beginning of summer often is filled with light-heartedness, the late-summer months mark the beginning of hurricane season and natural disaster preparedness […]