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AI Infrastructure Requirements: Not All AI Is Created Equal

Tue, 10/31/2023 - 14:33
AI Infrastructure RequirementsThis year, AI has taken center stage, and following the ChatGPT/Open AI hype, it has become a suitable topic for small talk at birthday parties. As industry professionals, we familiarized ourselves with the topic quite a while ago already. As have science fiction adepts, I can imagine. Yet we all realize that the days of […]
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How to Connect Your Leaseweb Infrastructure to Public Cloud and More

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 16:38
Hybrid Network How to connect to the public cloudOur customers often ask us how they can connect their Leaseweb infrastructure to the public cloud or another Leaseweb data center. This is where Leaseweb’s Hybrid Network – Leaseweb Private Network and Leaseweb Cloud Connect – come in. Whilst Hybrid Network is related to Hybrid Cloud, there are some key differences which I will explain in […]
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Peering basics: Public vs. private peering

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 10:31
Public vs Private peeringWhen we make Leaseweb Service Status announcements, we often mention our peering connections. We assume that the readers of those messages technically understand peering. But as they say, assumption is the mother of all mistakes. Sometimes it’s good to start with the basics of things. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at peering […]
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The Four Most Popular Leaseweb Solutions Explained

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 20:39
At Leaseweb, we offer reliable web hosting products and services varying from simple solutions (such as web hosting, virtual servers, and dedicated servers) to more advanced hybrid cloud services. But what all do we offer, and how do you know the right solution for your business? We’ve broken down four of our most popular products […]
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How to create High Availability systems

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 13:47
High AvailabilityWe 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 […]
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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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Creating a private connection between Virtual and Dedicated Servers

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 15:35
private networkingPrivate Networking provides a private connection between your servers (bare metal or virtual) without being connected to external networks or even the Internet. This type of connection is relatively easy to implement, secure and cost-effective.  Let’s recap, what is Private Networking?  Private Networking offers a private network connection between your servers over a private isolated network. This data traffic is unmetered traffic and runs via […]
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To peer or not to peer – reflections about IP Interconnection from the Global Peering Forum 14 in Montreal

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 10:51
PeeringIn 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 […]
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E-commerce: Your website and infrastructure can make or break your business

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:39
eCommerceRunning 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 […]
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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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How to set up a basic storage server

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:48
storageThis blog post describes a simple solution for creating a storage server, a topic I have been asked about several times over the last few years. So, you are a developer and have a great idea that could potentially change the internet world. How do you go about implementing this great idea and what kind […]
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Think about eggs when devising your network interconnection strategy

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:26
Eggs in basket - interconnection strategyThe market for “interconnection services” is booming as various businesses are realizing the potential of “digital transformation”, “connected enterprises”, “hybrid hosting” and “edge computing”. So, what’s the best (network) interconnection strategy to ensure you can enable the technology for you and your customers, while still being responsive to changing market dynamics and user requirements? In […]
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Leaseweb Service Status: Improving our communication on maintenance and incidents

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 15:44
At Leaseweb, we are constantly striving to provide better service for our customers. We regularly reach out to our customers to understand what we do well and where we can improve. A recent survey informed us that our communication about planned maintenance and incidents could be improved. The results of the survey drove us to […]
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Secure Your Future with Point-to-Point Network Connectivity

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:38
point-to-pointBusinesses that depend on connecting to multiple locations with speed often resort to point-to-point architecture. Point-to-point network connectivity is an exceptional solution for businesses because it is best in class, and provides a secure network and an extremely fast connection. Fiber-carried point-to-point is often considered to be future-proof in that it contains some of the most […]
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Focus on Your Core Business With Managed Network Services

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:57
Managed Network ServicesWhether you’re managing a remote workforce, utilizing a lot of data, or need top-notch cyber security, it all takes a toll on your network infrastructure. It is tough to meet all these needs within a tight budget and existing bandwidth, especially if you’re doing it on your own. The good news is that you don’t […]
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U.S. Data Center Upgrades for Even Better Performance

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:17
data centerLast month, I wrote about five things you can do to ensure shorter load times for your sites. Today I want to look at a sixth, positioning your services as close as possible to your end users. Leaseweb entered the U.S. market in 2011, in part because our clients across Europe and Asia needed North […]
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Don’t let cyberattacks bring you down

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 14:00
The first half of 2015 saw a 50% increase in DDoS attacks. They are not only becoming more frequent but they are getting more sophisticated too. On average, a DDoS attack will cost an SMB company €45,000 and an enterprise €400,000 – not to mention the damage done to the corporate image or share price. […]
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3 ways to maximize advertising and website ROI through IaaS

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 14:00
Customers want content delivered instantly. Whether it’s articles & videos or any type of advertising inventory pushed from a Supply-Side Platform (SSP) to a Demand-Side Platform (DSP), Owned Media, or big data being transmitted into a Data Management Platform (DMP) and used for analysis and real-time optimizations, it has to appear on the screen in […]
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The faster the better: How we assess network performance for end-users all around the world

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 15:11
Moving from your on-prem IT infrastructure to the cloud is a challenge but picking the right cloud hosting partner is even a bigger challenge.  How do you find a provider that recommends “the right stuff” and helps you migrate but who also runs a cloud infrastructure in which your applications run really well? At Leaseweb […]
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Network economics: more bandwidth for your buck

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:22
Balancing the end-user experience of Leaseweb hosted services and network economics At Leaseweb Network, we manage and support the networks and traffic of the various Leaseweb services companies around the world. We also support the advanced networking needs of their customers and protect them from security threats. To ensure an optimized end-user experience for Leaseweb […]
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