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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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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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3 Major Challenges (and Solutions) for Your Always-on Business

Fri, 12/11/2020 - 11:22
With the rise of Software-as-a-Service and cloud-hosted online services, many tech companies have moved to an always-on model. An increasing amount of software is being bought and delivered as an online service, which only contributes to the prevalence of always-on businesses in every aspect of our lives. For example, we do not install programs on […]
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Three Tips for Those Considering an Automated Dedicated Server Solution

Fri, 12/11/2020 - 11:05
Thinking about using an automated dedicated server solution for the first time? Good news – you don’t have to invent everything from scratch. We spoke with Hagen Rother, Lead Architect and Head of IT at LiquidM, a Berlin-based company running one of the first self-service Demand Side Platforms (DSP) on the market. With high amounts of automation being done in a smart way, LiquidM has […]
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Set up a Secure VPN Between Dedicated Servers and the Cloud

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 16:23
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to create a secure connection to another network via the Internet. VPNs are one of the easiest ways to set up secure data communications and should be the first place you look when exploring secure network connection options. With the right software and knowledge, setting up your own VPN is relatively easy to do and is a budget-friendly option for secure data communications.  There […]
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Understanding and Interpreting CPU Steal Time on Virtual Machines

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:00
Virtual machines report on different types of usage metrics, such as server load, memory usage, and steal time. Customers often ask about steal time – what is it, and why is it reported on their virtual machines? Read on as we explain how steal time works to better understand what it means for your virtual machine.  What is Steal Time?  Steal time is the percentage of time the virtual machine process […]
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The Power of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 16:30
2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processor-powered servers are now available for Leaseweb customers around the globe – and it’s a big deal. We are one of the very first Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers in the world to deliver access to these high-performance processors. It’s part of our ongoing commitment to help customers take full advantage of the […]
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Six Things to Consider When Selecting a Dedicated Server

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 11:00
Six Things to Consider When Selecting a Dedicated ServerYou’ve decided it’s time to move to a dedicated server – congratulations! We’re here to help you take the next step.  We’ve broken down everything you need to think about – from understanding your performance requirements to choosing the right hosting provider – into the six most important things to consider when selecting a dedicated server.   1. Define Performance […]
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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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The power of bare metal

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 15:14
bare metalThis is a guest blog written by Ara Sadoyan, Founder of OddEye. Here he shares some information about one of OddEye’s partners Mouseflow, and their infrastructure hosted at Leaseweb.   Recently, I’ve been reading lots of articles and stories about Docker, container orchestration, microservice deployment, and how it has saved lives and tons of time […]
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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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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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Backup: what are the storage options for backing up data?

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:52
backupIn this blog post, we present the backup storage options available for businesses. When thinking about your backup strategy, you should consider which data you need to back up and how you can keep this backup safe – this determines backup storage needs and costs. You should also look for a solution that can grow […]
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Is it time for a new BOSS (Boot Optimized Storage Solution)?

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:16
Boot Optimized Storage SolutionTo maximize the usable disk space per server and to separate the OS drives from the data drives, a technical solution is required that is not only performant but also redundant. The BOSS card (‘Boot Optimized Storage Solution’) is the latest generation of Dell PowerEdge servers that provides a simpler, more economical way to segregate operating system […]
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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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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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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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What It Takes to Stay Relevant in a Gamer’s World

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:45
gaming infrastructureNobody ever accused game developers of having an easy job. But over the past decade, more powerful and expensive hardware, as well as social games hosted on smartphones, have upped the ante. The gaming world is larger and more competitive than ever, and the market is evolving constantly. Nowadays, even really good developers will make games […]
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