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How to Optimize Your SSDs Drives

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 16:51
optimized drivesThis blog is a short introduction to the two different types of SATA SSD and NVMe SSD drives Leaseweb offers its customers. If you want to optimize your costs by selecting the right type of drive, this article is for you. For many years, Leaseweb has been offering SSD drives to its customers. Our customers […]
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Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 – Being Cyber Smart

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 14:42
October marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Now in its 18th year, the initiative was originally launched by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance with the aim of preparing and educating the public on the challenges of remaining cyber secure. With the global cost of cybercrime predicted to increase to an annual […]
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Three Reasons Why Leaseweb is the Ideal Infrastructure Provider for SaaS Scalability

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 18:30
The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market is expected to reach $220.21 billion in value by 2022, and like any growing industry, this means there are a lot of fast-growth businesses competing for market share. While we’ve seen many SaaS companies launch innovative and successful products, many of them are missing the ability to scale with the growth […]
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Building a Cloud Culture to Get the Most Out of Your Investment

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 14:29
Cloud CultureCloud technology has taken the global economy by storm. Businesses now have the opportunity to utilize public, private, hybrid and hyperscale cloud models. However, there’s more to using cloud than meets the eye, and it should create more than just good ROI. Cloud service integration goes far beyond the realm of the IT department and […]
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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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Leaseweb VMware vCloud vs. VMware vSphere: Which Is Right for Your Business?

Thu, 08/05/2021 - 15:49
Leaseweb offers reliable hosting products and services, including several products powered by VMware. But when there are so many different types of VMware Cloud products, how do you choose? Worry not – read on as we walk you through our different VMware product offerings and use cases. Dedicated Servers with VMWare ESXi (OS) One of […]
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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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The German iGaming Sector Is About to Skyrocket. Is Your Company Ready?

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 16:12
iGaming is coming to Germany – the largest economy in the EU – thanks to new legislation coming into force in July 2021. But are German iGaming operators and their underlying infrastructure prepared to take on (and scale alongside) the massive influx of players expected once iGaming regulations are loosened? The History of iGaming in […]
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Interview With Walter van de Waterbeemd, Chief Human Resources Officer

Tue, 06/01/2021 - 10:21
Walter van de WaterbeemdTell us a bit about your role at Leaseweb. At Leaseweb, I am the 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 […]
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How To Create An Interconnected Cloud Computing Environment

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 11:50
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 other over the public Internet. If you run workloads in a public cloud environment (such as Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure) as well as on […]
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What Is Kubernetes?

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 17:04
Application container technology – such as Docker and Kubernetes – is revolutionizing application development and bringing previously unimagined flexibility and efficiency to the application software development process. Application containers like Docker containers are lightweight with rapid provisioning (we’re talking milliseconds) and provide an alternative to virtual machines that can consume a high amount of system […]
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Why Choose Leaseweb VMware?

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:58
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, […]
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What is Colocation?

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 15:20
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, […]
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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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Between Utopia and Reality: Gaia-X Is Bringing the Dynamic Cloud within Reach

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 12:03
Between utopia and reality lies the “dynamic cloud”, a place where all workloads are distributed logically between various cloud platforms and each piece of technology is fully utilized. While the industry as a whole is not yet there, Gaia-X is bringing the dynamic cloud within reach – and may soon offer an exciting new future […]
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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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How to Set up a Firewall Using pfSense, a Free Open Source Program

Tue, 02/02/2021 - 11:29
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 […]
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4 Cyber Protection Predictions for 2021

Thu, 01/28/2021 - 17:06
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 […]
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Evolving the Golden Rule of Backup – How to Implement a Modern 3-2-1 Program

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 17:12
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 […]
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2020 – The Year of “You’re on Mute!”– but the Packets Kept Flowing

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 15:28
With 2020 almost under our belt, I wanted to share my perspective on some of the IP interconnection developments we’ve seen around the globe in the past year, as well as some plans we have at Leaseweb for 2021. Growth? Explosion! With the almost overnight switch to home working back in March, all players in […]
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