Business Hosting Provider Leaseweb Becomes VMware Partner

February 18, 2009
February 18, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Business hosting provider Leaseweb has become a VMware partner, it was reported recently. Leaseweb, which bills itself as “one of Europe’s largest business hosting providers”, is working with “the market leader in virtualization software” in an arrangement that allows Leaseweb clients to “rent rather than buy VMware software for their web environments”.

The cooperation between the two companies is to be managed through the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP), which allows hosting providers to supply licenses for virtual servers on a rental basis. As far as Leaseweb customers are concerned, this translates into easier access to virtualized hosting.

“This cooperation will allow us to provide our hosting clients with virtualized dedicated servers in a quick and scalable manner,” explained Leaseweb’s Managing Director, Con Zwinkels. “Leaseweb clients will have the ability to pay their licensing fees periodically - by virtual server by month. Thus, they will no longer have to make costly start-up investments for virtualized hosting. The partnership program will therefore make it much easier for our clients to switch to a virtualized hosting environment.”

“The ability to sign periodic rental agreements will also add flexibility to virtualized hosting solutions,” added Zwinkels. “This will allow our clients to quickly adapt their web infrastructure to their current needs. Furthermore, it will make their web infrastructure highly scalable and eliminate the hassle of having to deal with complex licensing models. The ability to rent also improves the efficiency of virtualized hosting environments. Clients only pay for actual use.”

Leaseweb bills itself as “one of the world's leading Hosting Infrastructure Service Providers serving the enterprise and SME market”. The company offers a range of services through a network and green datacenter facilities. These include server virtualization, collocation, dedicated servers, web hosting, streaming, and domain name registration.

Established in 1997, Leaseweb has four datacenters in the Amsterdam region and a presence in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Frankfurt, New York, Vienna, Stockholm, Warsaw, Zurich, Prague and Madrid. Leaseweb’s virtualization platform will be shown at VMworld Europe 2009 in the vCloud pavilion in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, February 24-26, 2009. Leaseweb is one of the event’s sponsors.

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