Safeguarding business continuity? Outsourcing helps!

5 tips on outsourcing your IT infrastructure On Friday 27 March, two provinces in the Netherlands were hit by one of the largest power outages in Dutch history, leaving a million households without electricity. Schiphol airport saw flight cancellations, trains stopped running, people were trapped in elevators, and business premises were evacuated. The cost, which ran […]

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 […]

What are my datacenter options at Leaseweb?

It has been a great year at Leaseweb and we are proud to announce that we launched further datacenter locations across the globe. In Leaseweb’s terms, this means we are ‘super excited’ as we will be able to meet and exceed our customer requirements even better than before!

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, […]

EU gets involved

I just read a press release from EU commisioner Viviane Reading about energy savings in the IT industry. I found the interesting part of the press release that the commission is also recognizing that the IT industry is not only a consumer of energy but also a source of many energy savings for many other […]

Power supply units

We spent a lot of time on energy efficiency and it might be interesting to share our experiences with the community in order to exchange best practices. It is very important to really think through your choice of hardware. In particular the energy loss of a power supply unit of a server is concerning. Google […]

Government regulation for datacenters in Amsterdam

The local Dutch newspaper Parool published an interesting article on the increased regulations for datacenters in the Amsterdam area. The city of Amsterdam has taken a leading role in bringing together datacenter operators, IT companies and environmental experts as part of their Climate Program. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions by 40% in 2025 […]