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 […]

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, […]

A Look at the Second (Remote) Leaseweb Hackathon of 2021, as Told by Our Engineers

Every quarter Leaseweb employees come together to participate in a 48-hour, anything goes intellectual free-for-all: the Leaseweb Hackathon. While the hackathons of years past included drinks, an office lock-in, and the occasional laser tag game, our most recent events are as 2021 as you can imagine: conducted from home, with dedicated messaging channels firing throughout […]

How to Set up a Firewall Using pfSense, a Free Open Source Program

What is pfSense? pfSense is a free and open-source program that provides the same (and oftentimes more) functionality as common commercial-grade firewalls. It is based on the FreeBSD operating system with a custom kernel and includes free third-party software packages, adding even more functionality to the program. The program utilizes an intuitive web interface that does not require any UNIX knowledge or the need to manually edit […]

4 Cyber Protection Predictions for 2021

As overused as the term may be, 2020 was unprecedented in a number of ways – all of which tested you and your organization. While it’s natural to hope that this year will be more predictable and manageable, that might not be the case when it comes to cybersecurity. In fact, 2020 gave cybercriminals ample […]

Evolving the Golden Rule of Backup – How to Implement a Modern 3-2-1 Program

The pandemic changed everything about business operations. Suddenly, there was an immediate need for organizations to adapt: production slowed, employees scattered to remote work environments, and cybercriminals jumped at the opportunity to exploit IT systems, many of which were already stretched thin. The Acronis Cyberthreats Report 2020 revealed that nearly one-third of companies were attacked […]