How to create High Availability systems

We live in a hyper-connected world with expectations of 100% uptime, at all times. We’ve long crossed the threshold where any length of network downtime is acceptable, and it can, in fact, create catastrophic knock-on effects.  An outage could lead to loss of revenue, increased risks associated with security and fraud, halting of business operations, and […]

What are the infrastructure requirements for Artificial Intelligence?

In the past few years, I have been asked several times about how Leaseweb positions itself towards Artificial Intelligence (AI). As Leaseweb is mainly focusing on delivering fast and reliable Infrastructure as a Service, we’re not offering AI services directly to our customers.   Having said that, we work with many customers who deliver AI services to their end user, […]

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 […]

To peer or not to peer – reflections about IP Interconnection from the Global Peering Forum 14 in Montreal

In April I joined the 14th edition of the Global Peering Forum (“GPF”) in Montreal. This is a conference where about 300 representatives from internet service providers, content providers (hosting companies, hyperscalers, content delivery networks), internet exchanges and data centers come together to discuss how to further improve and lower costs of IP interconnection (the way internet traffic is exchanged and routed […]

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?  […]

Is it time for a new BOSS (Boot Optimized Storage Solution)?

To maximize the usable disk space per server and to separate the OS drives from the data drives, a technical solution is required that is not only performant but also redundant. The BOSS card (‘Boot Optimized Storage Solution’) is the latest generation of Dell PowerEdge servers that provides a simpler, more economical way to segregate operating system […]

E-commerce: Your website and infrastructure can make or break your business

Running an E-commerce business is a daunting task, and trying to ensure its success is even more difficult due to the highly competitive world of digital marketing. Companies are tasked with determining what strategies will work best for their businesses and then need to be able to adapt to overcome various challenges to become successful.  The importance […]