Noord-Holland, Amsterdam – (The Hosting News) – November 18, 2008 – Web hosting provider, LeaseWeb, in order to facilitate the exponential growth in bandwidth demand from existing and new clients, has more than doubled the capacity of its hosting network, from 210 Gbps to 500 Gbps, or half a Terabit.
Pieter Dijkhuis, Finance Director of LeaseWeb says, ”Our client database has expanded to approximately 10,000 this year. We are pleased with the trust that our clients have given us. Doubling the number of clients was also a logical step for us. Until last year, we primarily focused on developing a stable structure for our hosting network and our support organization. The current structure of our organization allows us to easily facilitate further growth. Growth is a key requirement for LeaseWeb to be able to maintain competitive prices and an attractive price-quality ratio.”
LeaseWeb expanded its capacity to 500 Gbps by purchasing additional port capacity from telecom carriers (transit) and Internet exchanges (peering). Since June 2008, actual bandwidth usage by LeaseWeb’s clients has increased from 100 to 240 Gigabits per second (Gbps).
The available capacity of 500 Gbps is intentionally twice the actual use of bandwidth because of LeaseWeb’s ongoing commitment to providing quickly scalable hosting solutions.
Mr. Dijkhuis explained, ”Bandwidth availability is a key requirement for many clients to be able to expand their Web environment. This is equally important as the available datacenter space and inventories of network and server equipment. Our proposition is designed to meet those requirements. We have ample space available in our CO2-neutral EvoSwitch datacenter, among other facilities, and we maintain large inventories of equipment for clients such as HP, Dell and Cisco.”
LeaseWeb’s hosting network bandwidth capacity of half a Terabit is exceptional. Bastiaan Spandaw, network architect at LeaseWeb confirmed, ”I know of virtually no other hosting providers in Europe that have this amount of bandwidth in their networks. LeaseWeb is one of the few hosting providers in Europe that have this much bandwidth available.”
The total capacity of LeaseWeb’s hosting network was already increased from 160 to 210 Gbps in late May 2008. And now another 290 Gbps have been added.
Mr. Spandaw added, ”The extremely rapid growth of the past few months is not that surprising. If you have ample bandwidth capacity, you are bound to attract clients that use much bandwidth. And this makes our network grow even faster.”
Mr. Dijkhuis added, ”October in particular showed a rapid increase in new clients and bandwidth usage. In that respect, October was definitely not a recession month for us. We expect continued strong growth going forward.”
The strong growth of LeaseWeb’s network is due to existing and new bulk users of bandwidth. These are clients who distribute their streaming audio and video data through the LeaseWeb network, such as 123Video.nl (www.123video.nl), the Danish company Octoshape (www.octoshape.com), product comparison site Twenga (www.twenga.com), Garage TV from Belgium (www.garagetv.be), Turkish media giant Haber7 (www.haber7.com), and the German broadcasting company WIGE Media AG.
LeaseWeb is an international provider of hosting solutions that is primarily geared towards the professional market. The company is among the top-20 hosting providers worldwide and its services include collocation, dedicated servers, webhosting, server virtualization, streaming, and domain name registration. LeaseWeb is the proprietor of a first-class network that offers a bandwidth of more than 210 Gbps, spanning four datacenters in the Amsterdam region. LeaseWeb is also present via Internet exchanges in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Frankfurt, New York, Vienna, Stockholm, Warsaw, Zurich, Prague and Madrid.
To learn more, please visit: www.leaseweb.com.