17th November 2016 – Amsterdam, NL – LeaseWeb, one of the world’s largest hosting brands, has joined the Microsoft Cloud partner network as a top-level, Tier 1 provider. LeaseWeb will combine Microsoft technology with LeaseWeb’s hosting expertise and global reach to develop and deploy sophisticated, flexible hybrid cloud solutions.


“The Cloud partner network elevates LeaseWeb’s existing relationship with Microsoft to allow us to work collaboratively to define, evolve and grow the market for hybrid cloud-based services,” said Robert van der Meulen, Technical Evangelist of LeaseWeb. “Achieving this status is a major milestone and the result of a lot of hard work by our product and operational teams.”


LeaseWeb has been delivering and managing Microsoft solutions as part of its portfolio for many years. Joining the Microsoft Cloud partner network is a natural next step to become more closely involved with the ongoing development within the “Microsoft Cloud Technology Stack”. 


The Microsoft Cloud Platform based on Azure like services can provide a consistent infrastructure across customer datacenters, Microsoft Azure and service provider clouds. Microsoft works closely with Cloud partners to technically validate services and enable best-practice solutions for hybrid cloud deployments. 


“As part of the Microsoft Cloud partner network, LeaseWeb is joining a select group of strategic service providers that can deliver differentiated, value-added services to end customers based on the Microsoft Hybrid Cloud vision,” said Aziz Benmalek, Vice President for worldwide Hosting & Cloud service providers. “Through the combined cloud expertise of Microsoft and LeaseWeb, customers receive flexible solutions that are easy to maintain, manage and upgrade.”


As a hybrid cloud provider, LeaseWeb provides a whole range of hosting solutions that integrate the best-in-class services offered by companies like Microsoft with LeaseWeb’s hosting platform. This allows customers to use these services solely or in a combination of dedicated and cloud servers. Blending these services can optimize performance and significantly reduce costs, while also providing access to LeaseWeb’s 24/7 support, proprietary CDN and tier 3 data centers.


LeaseWeb is one of the largest Microsoft Hosting partners in the Netherlands. By becoming part of Microsoft’s Cloud partner network, LeaseWeb can better help customers running a Microsoft stack to consume services in a datacenter that blend well with their existing environments. “Membership in the Microsoft Cloud network allows LeaseWeb to take advantage of Microsoft investments, training and support to more easily provide Microsoft technology-enabled solutions to customers,” said Arno Witvliet, Chief Sales Officer of LeaseWeb.