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 […]

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 […]

The Power of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors

2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processor-powered servers are now available for Leaseweb customers around the globe – and it’s a big deal. We are one of the very first Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers in the world to deliver access to these high-performance processors. It’s part of our ongoing commitment to help customers take full advantage of the […]

6 Things to Consider When Selecting a Dedicated Server

You’ve decided it’s time to move to a dedicated server – congratulations! We’re here to help you take the next step.  We’ve broken down everything you need to think about – from understanding your performance requirements to choosing the right hosting provider – into the six most important things to consider when selecting a dedicated server.   1. Define Performance […]

Creating a Hybrid Cloud environment through Private Networking

Private Networking provides a private connection between your Dedicated Servers and Cloud environments without being connected to external networks or even the Internet. This type of connection is relatively easy to implement, secure and cost-effective.  How does Private Networking work? Private Networking offers a private network connection over a private isolated network. This data traffic is unmetered traffic and runs via a […]

How to create a 3-2-1 backup system

In our previous article about backup, we presented the backup storage options available for businesses. We concluded that to truly disaster-proof your systems, it is best practice to combine local and cloud backup in a 3-2-1 backup system, so in this blog post we thought it would be good to explain how you go about creating this.  Remind me, what is 3-2-1 backup?  […]