Amsterdam, The Netherlands – (The Hosting News) – March 21, 2008 – International business hosting services firm, LeaseWeb, has been chosen by Royal Joh. Enschede, to host its new virtualized server park for the IT and Consultancy division at LeaseWeb’s climate-neutral EvoSwitch data center.
Edwin van Voorbergen, ICT project manager at Joh. Enschede IT and Consultancy commented, ”The applications that we build for our clients are complex, utilise the newest technologies and are therefore hosted internally. We are not a hosting company, so we have to purchase hosting facilities. We have emphatically chosen to lean on LeaseWeb’s hosting expertise. They support us in the field of VMware, Microsoft and Linux. We also do not have our own public network, while LeaseWeb does, and a very redundant network at that, which reduces the chances of fatal malfunctions.”
Royal Joh. Enschede is a family company that was founded in 1703. It has printed Dutch bank notes since 1814, produces post stamps for 60 different countries and provides both traditional and advanced digital publishing solutions for its clients. For the division IT and Consultancy, Joh. EnschedÃƒÂ© wanted a hosting provider that could guarantee a stable network, scalability and security. The provider also needed to have sufficient specialised engineers for Joh. Enschede IT and Consultancy to fall back on if necessary.
The qualities listed are important due to the often very large applications that Joh. Enschede IT and Consultancy provides to its clients (Adobe, Raad voor de Rechtspraak, Mitsubishi Motors Europe and Schiphol, among others). The hosting provider also had to be acquainted with virtualisation software such as VMware and the solution had to be as ‘green’ as possible. Joh. Enschede therefore chose for LeaseWeb, which houses its server park in the energy-efficient and climate-neutral data center EvoSwitch.
Joh. Enschede did not only choose the EvoSwitch data center (www.evoswitch.com) for its green character. Mr. Van Voorbergen added, ”Security is also very important to us, for example, primarily because we host the JEA PLUS2 publishing portal for the Utrecht University and Adobe, but as everyone knows we also have even more security-sensitive activities. We noticed that the data center leads the market in the facilities present. The biometric security; the strictest norm for information security: ISO 27001; the cooling methods; the co-operation with TNO; the autonomous power supply; the amount of space available; the power capacity; and their climate-neutral and energy-efficient character.”
Lennart de Graaff, Business Unit Manager for Joh. Enschede IT and Consultancy explained, ”Royal Joh. Enschede has arranged all of its processes as environmentally-friendly as possible. Our environmentally-friendly market approach is one of the Board’s priorities on the one hand, and on the other it is one of our clients’ expressed demands. In public contract competitions, we are increasingly asked whether our services are environmentally-friendly.”
Due to its green approach, Royal Joh. Enschede has been asked to develop a publication platform for Natuurmonumenten, the company produces environmentally-friendly print work for Oxfam Novib and its clients include Terra Vitalis, an organisation that invests in plantations for environmentally responsible tree planting and harvesting.
Until recently, it has been difficult to realise a practical environmentally-friendly ICT system. Mr. De Graaff added, ”We are therefore very pleased that EvoSwitch has been able to develop a hallmark of quality for ICT, comparable to the green FSC hallmark for paper, and we are proud to be able to display the ‘Green Fan’ EvoSwitch logo. For us, the Green Fan is the FSC hallmark for our ICT services. We are going to become ambassadors, encouraging our clients to use the Green Fan.”
LeaseWeb is an international supplier of hosting products and services that specializes in both Microsoft and Linux, and focuses primarily on the professional market. The company is among the top 30 hosting providers in the world and provides services such as web hosting, dedicated hosting, colocated hosting, VPS and streaming, as well as technical support. LeaseWeb owns a first-class Cisco-powered network offering a bandwidth of over 160 Gbps, which extends across five data centers in the Amsterdam region via the major telecom carriers. LeaseWeb is also present on internet exchanges in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Frankfurt, New York, Vienna , Stockholm, Warsaw, Zurich, Prague and Madrid. Founded in 1997, hosting provider LeaseWeb now manages 11,000 servers. Its customers include Starbucks, Hyves, Telegraaf Media Groep, Koninklijke Joh. Ensched, PricewaterhouseCoopers, AVRO, Direct Wonen, and Univ.
To learn more, please visit: www.leaseweb.com.