Web hosting provider Leaseweb Network (Leaseweb) now boasts a network that supports speeds of 100 Gbps. Amsterdam, Netherlands-based Leaseweb was founded in 1997. The company has 20 data centers globally and a strong presence in Europe and Asia. It caters to 17,000+ customers worldwide which mainly include managed service providers, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers, and gaming and AdTech companies. Its improved network speeds are a result of a major network expansion at its Amsterdam AMS-01 data center.
Leaseweb’s move will provide additional network growth for the company’s “high-bandwidth customers”. These companies will now be able to plan to accommodate applications that require 100 Gbps connectivity. The expansion leverages Leaseweb’s “rack-to-web redundant network architecture” which currently connects to 5 ‘Tier 1’ IP backbones with multiple 100Gbps ports and its own global network of 8,000 ISPs. “We finally see that 100Gbps technology offers the economics we need to provide bandwidth at competitive price levels, so we’ve deployed new generations of rack switches, aggregation switches, and routers,” explained Leaseweb Network’s Managing Director, Bart van der Sloot.
“This expansion addresses the strong growth we see in the bandwidth requirements of our customers, especially in the media and gaming markets,” added Mr. van der Sloot. “We finally see that 100Gbps technology offers the economics we need to provide bandwidth at competitive price levels, so we’ve deployed new generations of rack switches, aggregation switches, and routers. Initially, this enables redundant 100Gbps uplinks from customer racks to our core network. “It also paves the way to deploy servers with 25Gbps, 40Gbps or 100Gbps interfaces.”
Leaseweb’s services extend to public, private and hybrid cloud hosting, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) options, bare metal servers, dedicated servers, and Virtual Private Server (VPS) and DDoS protection packages. The company was in the news earlier this year for implementing the Infinera Groove G30 ‘Network Disaggregation Platform’.