Amsterdam, The Netherlands – (The Hosting News) – January 19, 2009 – International business hosting services firm, LeaseWeb, has entered into a strategic partnership with HP, whose activities will include Green IT, as well as other endeavors which will reduce the energy consumption within the hosting infrastructure.
Laurent Pacque, Business Unit Manager Industry Standard Servers, HP Nederland explained, ”LeaseWeb is a major player in the hosting market and like HP wants to reduce energy consumption. We are therefore very pleased with this partnership, because partners such as LeaseWeb are essential for the success of HP and for creating energy-efficient and environment-friendly hosting platforms. By viewing the IT platform from an environmentally conscious standpoint, companies can reduce their energy consumption, and also realize more hardware per square meter. They hence not only contribute to improving the environment but also reduce their costs.”
Within the partnership, LeaseWeb will offer a variety of products and services. These will include HP ProLiant Servers DL120 and DL180, a ‘Scalable Configurable Infrastructure’ server custom-made for LeaseWeb, Factory Express services for configured and cabled racks and remote management, and virtual KVM switches via iLO (remote IP management).
One of the key reasons for opting for HP is that the activities and products of HP’s solutions with regard to energy-efficiency are compatible with LeaseWeb’s vision and with LeaseWeb’s green proposition via the energy-efficient data center EvoSwitch (www.evoswitch.com).
Energy-efficiency in the data center is a key aspect for LeaseWeb and HP was chosen partly because of this. HP has a broad portfolio of innovative products and technologies which enable companies to optimize their data centers and so contribute to improving the environment, says Ruud Mous, Sales Director of LeaseWeb: HP has invested considerably in green technology and the development of energy-efficient servers. That makes HP the ideal partner for us.
LeaseWeb, as a hosting provider, manages more than 15,000 servers in four different data centers, including the CO2 neutral and energy-efficient EvoSwitch data center (www.evoswitch.com).
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 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.