Amsterdam, The Netherlands – (The Hosting News) – June 5, 2008 – International business hosting services firm, LeaseWeb, has expanded its extensive hosting network from 160 Gigabits per second (Gbps) to 210 Gbps.
According to the company, the extension is necessary to continue realising the LeaseWeb philosophy: always have twice as much capacity available as the bandwidth used by clients with their internet sites.
The expansion means that LeaseWeb has acquired new port capacity from a number of telecom carriers (transit traffic) and an internet exchange (peering). LeaseWeb has purchased 10 Gigabits of additional port capacity from Tata Telecommunications, formerly Teleglobe, and Global Crossing. TeliaSonera is delivering an additional 20 Gigabits of port capacity in LeaseWebÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hosting network. Furthermore, to enable additional peering capability, the company has bought 10 Gigabits of new port capacity from the London Internet Exchange (LINX). In all, 50 Gbps of capacity has been added to the hosting network.
Bastiaan Spandaw, Network Architect at LeaseWeb noted, ”Clearly our hosting network is growing extremely fast. By way of example, we used just 40 Gigabits per second of bandwidth in 2006. It is not really surprising that the hosting network is growing so fast. If you have a lot of hosting capacity you attract big clients – companies that consume a lot of bandwidth. These clients then make the hosting network grow even faster.”
LeaseWeb’s clients now consume a total of 95 Gbps of bandwidth with their dedicated hosting and collocation hosting solutions, but the company will reach the 100 Gbps mark in a few weeks.
Mr. Spandaw added, ”That’s why we are already expanding now. We do not want to run the risk of trouble in buying port capacity, because this would mean that we would be unable to expand the hosting network in time. We promised our clients that we will always have twice as much hosting capacity as they consume in bandwidth, and we want to continue making good on our promise. Clients must be able to count on it, because with this philosophy, we offered them an extremely scaleable hosting solution.”
Ruud Mous, Sales Director at LeaseWeb remarked, ”Scalability in our hosting network is extremely important to a number of LeaseWeb clients. We have several clients that distribute audio and video directly via our hosting network. Not only do they consume a lot of bandwidth, but they also expect us to be able to add bandwidth for them at any time of the day or night. What they need is a scalable dedicated hosting solution. Our hosting network philosophy makes this possible.”
LeaseWeb’s large hosting network capacity provides streaming hosting clients and wholesale users like 123Video and the Danish company Octoshape with the necessary streaming hosting requirements. 123Video is the Dutch version of YouTube. Octoshape offers streaming for internet broadcasts of for example pop concerts, television programmes and other events. WIGE Media has also found an important streaming hosting partner in LeaseWeb. WIGE Media is responsible, among other things, for the television productions of the Bundes Liga, DTM (German Touring Car Races), and Formula 1 in Germany.
Recently, LeaseWeb was recognized in the first position on the list of the world’s fastest growing hosting companies, for over six months running. The ‘Fastest Growing Companies’ list is published monthly by the American magazine, HostReview. LeaseWeb was already listed in 18th position on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 of 2007.
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 20 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 210 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 University.
To learn more, please visit: www.leaseweb.com.