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How the European Union is Rebalancing the Global Cloud Market

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 15:03
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 […]
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Success at Apache: The Leaseweb Fork

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 14:57
I joined the Apache CloudStack community in 2012 and became a committer in 2013, eventually becoming a PMC (Project Management Committee) member in 2017. My journey to becoming a PMC was both physical and literal and included several forks in the road. The forks presented themselves in all aspects of my journey – although the […]
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A Look at the First Remote Leaseweb Hackathon of 2021, as Told by Our Engineers

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 20:55
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 […]
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You’re Working Fully Remote. Now What?

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 14:44
You're Working Fully Remote – Now What?This guest blog was written by Vyvyan Gonzales, Employee Engagement Officer at Leaseweb, who has some tips for those who now find themselves working fully remote. Like many companies, a large percentage of Leaseweb’s workforce is now working entirely remote. A large part of the Leaseweb culture is human interaction that celebrates the diverse backgrounds, […]
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Becoming a “Best Place to Work in Virginia” Starts With Culture

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:05
Becoming a “Best Place to Work in Virginia” Starts with the CultureFor the second year in a row, Leaseweb USA has been named one of Virginia’s “Best Places to Work,” by Virginia Business Journal. The annual list was created by Virginia Business Journal and Best Companies Group to identify, recognize and celebrate the best of the best in all industries across the state. As an awardee, […]
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What Really Happens At A Leaseweb Hackathon

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 15:29
Hackathons have become legendary at Leaseweb throughout the years. They offer a space that empowers employees to work on projects they care about most in a fun and collaborative environment. The ideas produced during hackathons range from technical to functional – and never fail to impress. This quarter’s hackathon was no exception. The Hackathon Formula […]
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Lessons Learned from Implementing Scrum into Marketing

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:34
Scrum in marketingOver the past year, our marketing department has slowly adopted some Scrum methodologies. In this blog post, I reflect on the impact of Scrum on the department and provide insight on the challenges/benefits of Scrum in marketing.  Let’s recap, what is Scrum?    According to Kelly Waters, author of All About Agile, “Scrum is a simple […]
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Interview with Walter van de Waterbeemd, Chief Human Resources Officer

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:21
Walter van de WaterbeemdTell us a bit about your role at Leaseweb. At Leaseweb, I am Chief Human Resources Officer and responsible for the global HR policies and the alignment of HR operations between all (international) entities. By analyzing the market, adequate strategies can be developed to stay an employer of choice and compete in a competitive industry […]
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Team Leaseweb victorious at Belgian Open Aerobatic Championship Koksijde

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 09:53
Leaseweb Extra 330LTAt Leaseweb, we have become pretty fond of airplane aerobatics. This perhaps stems from our CEO Con Zwinkels, who has a passion for planes and often takes employees, customers, and partners up in the Leaseweb Extra 330LT aerobatic airplane. We have also been sponsoring the Leaseweb Texel Airshow since 2012 – an amazing aviation event […]
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Working in HR and the learning culture at Leaseweb

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 15:34
HRI often get asked the question of how I ended up in HR after studying Hospitality Management. I explain that what correlates is the focus on people (customers/employees); and the goal of giving them a great experience.  Even more questions are raised around why I joined an IT company, Leaseweb in particular. I explain that the company […]
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Interview with Frank Roelofs, Knowledge Manager

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 15:42
Frank RoelofsTell us a bit about your career at Leaseweb so far?  My career at Leaseweb started as a Trainee in the Technical Support department, a little under four years ago. As a Trainee, I was part of a group of 14 learning how to deal with incidents, on mostly Linux distros on Dedicated Servers among other things. It was interesting learning a lot of technical skills.  During my first year at Leaseweb, I was working in shifts and […]
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Performance development tools to support company culture

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:54
performance developmentOn April 4th Leaseweb hosted an event in collaboration with TruQu where we discussed and presented our roadmap and philosophy about performance development. Before making the presentation, I reflected on how we are already supporting our global employees at Leaseweb. One thing stands out: it all starts with culture. At Leaseweb we recognize a few […]
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Finding the missing ingredients in Customer Care

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 12:18
customer careDuring my years as a chef, one of the main things I learned was the importance of being organized and making sure that your team is prepared for any situation. Organizing a chaotic and messy environment is crucial in the kitchens, and you can’t ignore problems or pretend the mess isn’t there, or else it […]
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Svenja joins other tech leaders on Toolbox for #IWD2019

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:27
International Women’s Day (IWD) began in 1911 when more than a million people came together in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland to celebrate women and their social, economic, cultural and political achievements. Now, more than a century later, IWD is celebrated all over the world and serves as a call to action for accelerating gender […]
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Ivo Költze on MadTech and hosting trends

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 15:35
MadTechLet’s start with a quick intro, tell us about yourself? My name is Ivo Költze, and I am an Acquisition Manager (which combines business development & partner management) for Leaseweb Deutschland. I’ve been working for Leaseweb since August 2016 and I love it – it’s a lot of fun to work for this international and […]
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After an exciting year, Leaseweb USA receives recognition as one of Virginia’s “Best Places to Work”

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:40
Leaseweb USAThroughout 2018, the Leaseweb USA team accomplished a number of different milestones, one of which included officially moving our U.S. headquarters to Virginia. This move has inspired a large recruiting drive that has been fueled by the rich talent in Northern Virginia and the surrounding area. The move has also put an increased focus on […]
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Go remote! How to embrace remote workers

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:31
remote workersSince the start of the information age, worldwide connectivity has influenced our lives in almost infinite ways and does not appear to be slowing down any time soon. It has created a vast number of ways for us to communicate and collaborate with people around the world. Knowledge is available to anyone with an internet […]
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Developing Customer Success through improved communication

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 16:39
Cinzia Customer SuccessI joined Leaseweb as a Customer Care Representative in August 2017 from a background of customer-facing roles. I felt I could contribute significantly to the company and its clients as I have a strong understanding of maximizing customer and company values. Within 3 and a half months of joining Leaseweb, I moved into the Customer […]
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Preparing Leaseweb for Brexit

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:23
preparing for BrexitLike many global companies active in the UK, Leaseweb is also preparing itself for the impending Brexit. In the last few weeks some progress in the Brexit negotiations has been made, although it is still not certain what kind of Brexit will actually happen (hard Brexit, soft Brexit, no deal Brexit, delayed Brexit, or maybe […]
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From managing events to facilitating ceremonies

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 16:18
scrum master hannahUp until recently, my career has been a straight line. I studied ‘Trade Fair, Congress and Event Management’ in Ravensburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg at a Cooperative State University – the first higher education institution in Germany to integrate academic studies with workplace training. Following my studies, I went on to work in the events industry. I have […]
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