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Optimizing Your Infrastructure Costs in 2023

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 16:45
Optimizing infrastructure costs 2023With inflation and energy prices rising across the world, it’s time for companies to take a different approach in selecting their server infrastructure or cloud technologies. I see an opportunity for companies to keep a thriving mentality (instead of going solely into survival mode) during the 2023 economic season, and in order to do so, two critical things need […]
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9 Ways to Optimize Virtual Private Servers (VPS)

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 10:46
optimize VPSVirtual Private Servers (VPS) are a popular choice for hosting websites and applications due to their flexibility and scalability. However, as with any server, a VPS can become slow and unresponsive if not properly optimized. In this blog post, I’ll discuss a few ways to optimize your VPS for better performance.  1. Keep your VPS […]
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Introducing Leaseweb’s Green Team

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:25
Leaseweb Green TeamLeaseweb has been taking the climate crisis head-on with our commitment to sustainability and green goals for 2025. Data centers are notorious for being heavy energy consumers, which is why operating in a sustainable way is critical. Everything from the energy sources to our office spaces must be under scrutiny. Spear-heading these initiatives are the […]
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Taking Leaseweb to New Heights in The Cloud: A Rebrand

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 09:10
RELIABLE CLOUD Leaseweb rebrandMy team and I are very excited to announce the rebranding of Leaseweb from a hosting provider to a cloud provider. As we said 25 years ago, Leaseweb is a company that “started in the clouds” and our focus remains there. More than ever, the cloud has become a driver of some of the most […]
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DE-CIX DirectCloud offers faster, easier and more private connection to the public cloud

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 11:10
DE-CIX DirectCLOUDFor many companies, cloud computing is becoming central to their business. For these businesses, it is immensely important that the connections between the components of their hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures are fast, stable and secure. This allows for the possibility of a new private connection directly via the internet node — without the diversions via […]
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Common Performance Metrics and Issues in VMware vSphere Hosts and VM’s

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 09:38
VMware Performance MetricsIn this post, I will cover common performance metrics seen in VMware vSphere hosts and VM’s as well as some issues that I’ve personally often encountered while managing VMware vSphere clusters and how to identify and solve them. I will focus on the computing part (CPU/RAM) only to keep the post from getting too long.   […]
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Cybersecurity Trends 2023

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 16:55
Cybersecurity trends 2023As the world recovers from the pandemic, and shifts towards a more cloud-oriented approach, cyber-attacks have never been more rampant. In Q1 of 2022, 92% of data breaches were caused by cyber attacks, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. This serves as a reminder of the importance of adequately preparing for the worst. In this […]
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What Is the Best Cloud Solution for Your Business?

Thu, 12/15/2022 - 11:27
Best cloud solutions for your businessSo, you’ve decided it’s time to take that next step for your business and move to the cloud. But which cloud product exactly is right for your needs?  When planning your cloud-journey based on Leaseweb cloud infrastructure services, you may benefit from a quick introduction in what each of the products is best suited for.  […]
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What is VPS hosting? Virtual Private Servers Explained

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 15:29
What is a VPSVPS hosting provides superior performance to shared hosting. Unlike shared hosting, where multiple sites live on a single web server and have no guarantee of resources, VPS allows fewer users to share allocated segments of hard drive space, memory, and processor power. Each user has access to a virtual machine running its own copy of […]
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How to Optimize your Hybrid Cloud for Sustainability

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 14:50
How to Optimize your Hybrid Cloud for SustainabilityOptimizing your infrastructure for energy efficiency is a must for both your wallet and the environment. Simple choices in how you architect your platforms can make a huge difference in how much energy is being wasted – and in turn – how much money is going down the drain.  In our previous blog, we explained […]
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15 Business Problems That Can Be Solved By Moving to the Cloud

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 08:52
15 Business Problems That Can Be Solved By Moving to the CloudAccording to a recent Intel Security report, 93% 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 yet tapped into […]
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What is Leaseweb Elastic Compute?

Tue, 11/15/2022 - 11:42
Leaseweb Elastic Compute CloudLeaseweb is excited to announce that we have released our Elastic Compute product in Canada!  But regardless of where you are in the world, if infrastructure scalability is something your business desperately needs, then this is the solution for you. Leaseweb Elastic Compute is trusted by many companies around the world to deliver a highly […]
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The backend of gaming: infrastructure planning and handling data

Sat, 11/12/2022 - 14:16
The backend of gamingInfrastructure and backend are inherently related. Traditionally gaming studios have fallen victim to the common mistake of separating the infrastructure and techstack decisions. Gaming companies typically decide first on an infrastructure provider and then build the techstack. However, it has become increasingly clear that the techstack decision MUST lead your infrastructure decision. Certain infrastructures don’t […]
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3 Keys to Helping Your E-commerce Business Succeed This Holiday Season

Tue, 11/08/2022 - 09:57
Prepare your E-commerce business for the holiday seasonIt’s the most wonderful time of the year – and the busiest for e-commerce merchants. The 2022 holiday shopping season is underway with online sales forecast to grow by 12.8% to 14.3% over last year, reaching $260 billion.  Even with rising inflation and ongoing inventory concerns, consumers are planning to spend this holiday season, which […]
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Research Reveals Post-COVID UK Cloud Trends

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 09:59
UK Cloud Research LeasewebNew research commissioned and published by Leaseweb has revealed that over half (55%) of UK IT professionals currently trust public cloud services less than they did two years ago, having run into challenges around usage costs, migration and customer service. In addition, ‘cloud only’ and ‘cloud first’ approaches are in the minority across IT infrastructure […]
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Is it time for a new BOSS (Boot Optimized Storage Solution)?

Wed, 11/02/2022 - 10:16
Boot Optimized Storage SolutionTo maximize the usable disk space per server and to separate the Operating System (OS) drives from the data drives, a technical solution is required that is not only performant but also redundant. Local, raid backed SSD drives for the OS or a Boot Optimized Storage Solution (BOSS) card can be used in combination with […]
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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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An Introduction to AI

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 10:03
Artificial Intelligence ExplainedInterested in understanding the basics of AI? We explain definitions and frameworks in this article. We are living in the midst of a new digital wave, meaning we have been combining digital technologies with machines, markets and nature. More recently, artificial intelligence has been at the center of this and AI promises to continue to […]
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Green Cloud Computing: How to make your business more sustainable

Thu, 10/27/2022 - 14:17
Green Cloud ComputingAs the years tick by and the Earth warms up, the pressure is on for businesses to find sustainable ways of operating. In the world of IT, this is no easy task considering that nearly 1% of all energy related GHG emissions come from data centers and data transmission networks. Huge amounts of energy are […]
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Introducing Leaseweb Object Storage

Tue, 10/25/2022 - 10:00
object storageWe’re excited to announce that Leaseweb Object Storage has officially arrived in the Netherlands!  It’s the perfect combination of cost-effective, scalable and secure storage that can handle vast amounts of data. If you’re looking for durable, highly available storage but don’t necessarily need to pay for especially high performance, then this is the perfect solution […]
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