Amsterdam, The Netherlands – (The Hosting News) – June 27, 2008 – International business hosting services firm, LeaseWeb’s dedicated solution, has been chosen to support e-commerce Global online shopping comparison web site, Twenga.
Twenga chose hosting by LeaseWeb, in order to initially obtain all of the product data from e-commerce websites indexed, since the company needs more than 100 dedicated servers. LeaseWeb has installed the dedicated servers at EvoSwitch, the CO2-neutral datacenter. Expanding rapidly internationally, Twenga chose The Netherlands for its hosting provider.
LeaseWeb provides a Linux-based dedicated hosting solution to Twenga, which uses the sizeable LeaseWeb hosting network (with a current capacity of 210 Gbps). The rapidly growing solution initially uses over 100 servers divided over several 19-inch racks at EvoSwitch, the CO2-neutral datacenter.
The hosting solution’s design was developed by Twenga’s engineers in collaboration with LeaseWeb’s engineers. The heavy crawl technology will require even more hardware capacity in the near future.
The company has explained, ”A good shopping search engine that displays accurate results with the right products and prices needs a lot of capacity. Right now the TwengaBot uses about 100 servers, which together scan some 100 million web pages per day. But the LeaseWeb engineers will have to add new servers for us every day. I even expect that within just two years we will need to have more than 500 servers in place at the datacenter.”
Recently, LeaseWeb was selected by new multilingual Internet platform for live broadcasting, zaplive.tv, for its international hosting network.
Because of the size of the Dutch hosting provider LeaseWeb, the zaplive.tv went live in April 2008. Everyone can easily make his own programme or even his own web-tv via the portal, all for free.
Companies, institutions and private persons can stream concerts, parties, reports on hobbies or sport events, even press conferences, only using a webcam or camera and a computer with Internet connection. zaplive.tv not only is live but also interactive. Users can communicate via live chat and rate single broadcasts as well as commenting on them.
As an Internet start-up, zaplive.tv hopes to generate enough Internet traffic to attract advertisers within a year. Christian Steiger, Technical Director and Co-Founder of zaplive.tv explained, ”Our earning model depends on the Internet traffic we generate. And it started off well. We had a lot of interest from viewers in the first weeks. One point surely was our programme including performances of top ten bands. We had the finals of German premier league basketball and real Hollywood stars on the red carpet. And one user was streaming live from one of the biggest electronic parties in Germany with DJ-Sets from some of the world’s best DJs.”
zaplive is a multilingual portal for live streaming, based in Germany. Companies, institutions and private persons can use the streaming platform for a live and global broadcast of their events, such as concerts, parties, hobby reports, sport reports or press conferences. Users only need a camcorder or webcam and computer with Internet connection. The streaming technology, on which the platform is based, ensures that the live images can be displayed via the Internet. zaplive started in April 2008 after four months of hard work to take the platform into production.
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.