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Create An Interconnected Cloud Computing Environment

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 11:22
Setting Up Interconnected Cloud Computing EnvironmentsThis guest blog was written by Onno Lammers, Pre-Sales Solution Engineer at Leaseweb. The world of cloud is becoming more and more a world of interconnected cloud services. Using features like Virtual Private Network Tunnels, you can securely interconnect cloud environments with each over the public Internet. In case you run workloads on Leaseweb infrastructure […]
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How to Choose the Right Infrastructure for Your Gaming Needs

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 16:55
Last year the gaming industry saw major growth in cloud gaming. The cloud gaming market reached a value of $1.15 billion in 2019, and is expected to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.3% over the next five years. As more gaming platforms turn to the cloud and new gaming platform releases are […]
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New Research Reveals Five Big Cloud Infrastructure Trends

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 11:17
This year at DeveloperWeek Austin, the largest developer event in Texas and the southern US, we took the opportunity to conduct a survey of attendees – including developers/engineers, developer managers and executives. This “Developer IaaS Insights Study” revealed a number of current industry trends and confirmed Leaseweb USA’s own experiences of the rapidly evolving cloud […]
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A Look Behind the Curtain of Cloud Gaming

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:38
cloud gamingCloud gaming continues to grow and become the norm for the gaming industry. Soon, game releases will exclusively be online for download onto consoles or streamed via the cloud, no more discs; much like how we consume music now. The cloud gaming industry is set to grow by 900% by 2023[1], and recent announcements have […]
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What are the infrastructure requirements for Artificial Intelligence?

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 14:24
Artificial IntelligenceIn 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, […]
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How to create a 3-2-1 backup system

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:43
3-2-1 backupIn 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?  […]
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2019: the year of the refrigerator

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:55
smart refrigeratorIoT (Internet of Things) has been the buzzword of the past year, and connected devices are now popping up everywhere. That leads us to the question of whether developments in IoT, AI and cloud are bringing us closer to the digital singularity in 2019. It definitely seems like a step in that direction. I’ve purchased […]
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Which network firewall setup is best for your private cloud?

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:00
network firewallA network firewall protects hosted applications and data in a private cloud. They operate as the core of your network security, act as an access control point of all traffic, and eliminate risks of unknown malicious traffic. When thinking about which network firewall setup to install, you need to make the following decision: Do you […]
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Harness the full power of AI through cloud computing

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 16:58
Artificial intelligenceThe term “artificial intelligence” encompasses various aspects of technology. In general, AI aims to create machines that can mimic the behavior of humans by learning on their own — without having to be programmed. There have been many advances in AI development that bring this technology a step closer to understanding sights and actions in […]
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The future of IoT depends on the connectivity of the cloud

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:38
IoTPhones may have been the first devices to become “smart,” but the Internet of Things (IoT) aims to raise almost every object around us to that status. When we connect objects to the internet, the possibilities are virtually endless. We can operate them remotely from computers or phones, check on their status to ensure they’re […]
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Don’t fall into the trap of short-term thinking with the cloud

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 09:59
cloud strategyI regularly speak with companies about their cloud strategy and find that planning is often too short-term. By considering the human aspect and a potential exit plan from the cloud, we can shift the thinking to more long-term and devise a more comprehensive cloud strategy. The main reason that companies often take the wrong approach […]
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Intel Scalable Skylake processors – How do they really perform?

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:15
Intel Xeon ScalableLeaseweb is now offering Intel’s latest range of processors, named Intel Scalable (sometimes referred to as Skylake). As with any new release from leading hardware companies, many customers are asking us whether these new processors are worth the hype. Probably the most prescient feature is the improved hardware security. The Meltdown and Spectre flaws highlighted […]
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New Trend in Cloud and Dedicated Server Hosting

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:12
server hostingLeaseweb is currently seeing a change in the kind of orders we receive. While there is still a growing demand for cloud hosting, we are also noticing an increased demand for dedicated servers. The likely reason for this trend is that more and more highly specialized Tech companies (most of them active in the SaaS, MarTech/FinTech […]
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How the Cloud Can Help the FinTech Industry Thrive

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:00
FinTechOver the past ten years, we have witnessed a major e-commerce boom. This thriving industry created the need for ecosystem relationship management, or ERM, boosting a healthy ecosystem of start-up tech suppliers to serve several industries with online transactions. Financial technology, or FinTech for short, is what makes these types of financial services possible online. […]
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Use MSPs to Maximize and Manage Your SaaS Solutions

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:04
managed service providerBetween 2017 and 2022, the managed services industry is predicted to grow from USD $152.45 billion to $257.84 billion, representing a compound annual growth rate of over 11 percent. Within the managed services market shines cloud-based technology, representing the fastest growing deployment type. Cloud-based systems are expected to show the biggest CAGR over the next […]
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3 Ways to Safeguard Your Company From a Ransomware Attack

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 09:00
ransomware attackRansomware attacks have been around for decades, and they continue to wreak havoc on systems around the world. However, gone are the days when biologists spread the ransomware attack PC Cyborg through floppy disks to innocent victims. Attacks have gotten bigger and more dangerous; we are now all too familiar with attacks like Osiris, CryptoLocker, […]
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On-Premise vs. Cloud Hosting: Which Option Is Right for Your Business?

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 09:00
cloud hostingOn-site hosting has traditionally been viewed as a safe option for both storing and processing data.  It ensures you, the owner, remain in sole control of all the hardware. The owner retains the ability to choose what hardware (& software) best suits their needs along with the notion that security managed locally is safer managed […]
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5 Tips for Staying in Compliance With the GDPR

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 09:22
GDPR complianceThe General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the most sweeping corporate regulations coming down the pipeline. The measure was adopted by the European Commission and is set to go into effect May 25, 2018, and its purpose is to standardize rules for data collection, storage, and use, and then apply those rules across […]
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15 Business Problems That Can Be Solved By Moving to the Cloud

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 08:52
server hostingAccording to a recent Intel Security report, 93 percent of a sample of 1,400 IT security professionals claim that they use some type of (hybrid) Public / Private cloud service for their business operations. The cloud is rapidly becoming a popular resource for businesses from all backgrounds, and for good reason. If your organization hasn’t […]
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Advantages of Adopting a Cloud Solution in a Post-Brexit World

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 09:00
post-brexit cloud solutionsThe UK doesn’t officially exit the European Union until 11 p.m. (UK time) on March 29, 2019, and a two-year transition will follow the exit to ensure that businesses have ample time to adapt to new policies. The management of enterprise data in the cloud will no doubt be one of the areas impacted, and […]
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