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Leaseweb Announces Entry into Public Cloud Sector


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Leaseweb Announces Entry into Public Cloud Sector

Providing a Customer-Centric and Cost-Conscious Substitute to Hyperscale Cloud Service Providers


Today,Leaseweb, a leading provider in the cloud services and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) sector, has unveiled its new Public Cloud offering. This solution provides a highly competitive mix of widespread availability and cost-effective flexibility. Priced to be roughly 30% less expensive* than standard hyperscalers, Leaseweb’s Public Cloud doesn’t compromise on delivering the high-quality performance, dependability, and customer service standards that are increasingly sought after.


“As organizations are forced to choose between price and performance, Leaseweb is democratizing hyperscale technology with tailored solutions. This means making advanced, scalable cloud services available to businesses of all sizes while providing individualized support,” said Richard Copeland, CEO of Leaseweb USA. “Our approach, intended to be 30% less expensive than traditional hyperscalers (in some scenarios we’ve even seen up to 50%), strikes a balance between price and performance to offer customers optimal value without sacrificing efficiency and performance. Every customer, regardless of size or industry, can harness powerful cloud capabilities with the assurance of tailored support and the flexibility they need. By combining cost-effective solutions with a consultative approach, we enable our customers to achieve their goals without the typical barriers of traditional hyperscale technologies.” 


Leaseweb Public Cloud operates a transparent pricing model that eliminates hidden costs. This allows businesses to avoid upfront investment in software licenses or data centre infrastructure while benefiting from an on-demand subscription model that supports hourly and monthly billing without long-term commitments. It is compatible with existing hyperscale platforms, making it suitable for organisations deploying new workloads and migrating existing ones. 


Backed by the renowned Leaseweb brand and market-leading customer service, the solution is available globally across seven regions to minimise latency. It is suitable for a wide range of industries and use cases, from fintech and SaaS to martech and gaming, and it is built to support both simple applications and complex architectures. 


“Leaseweb’s new Public Cloud offering reinstates our commitment to data sovereignty and meeting local needs on a global scale. With growing concerns about data privacy and security, Public Cloud expands Leaseweb Canada’s solutions portfolio to better serve our Canadian customers.  Our three proprietary Canadian data centers and dedicated teams of local experts provide a compelling and personalized alternative to hyperscalers, ensuring our customers’ data remains secure and protected under Canadian data residency laws,” said Roger Brulotte, CEO of Leaseweb Canada. “Leaseweb has over 25 years of experience and a worldwide network footprint of 30 data centers across four continents. Leaseweb Canada is excited to continue delivering hyper-personalized service to the Canadian market, with competitive pricing and a deep understanding of our community’s local needs that sets us apart from hyperscalers. Public Cloud reinforces our reputation of providing reliable, high-performance, cost-effective, and flexible cloud and infrastructure solutions. By eliminating vendor lock-in and offering comprehensive data sovereignty features, our customers can be certain they are choosing the highest quality solution, knowing their data is securely protected in our data centers.” 


Key advantages of Leaseweb Public Cloud include: 

  • No upfront investment required in software licenses or data centres 
  • Flexible and cost-predictive on-demand subscription model, including hourly or monthly billing 
  • No vendor lock-in 
  • Global availability across seven regions for reduced latency 
  • Robust data sovereignty features 
  • 99.99% availability SLA for all instances 
  • 24/7 support by phone and ticketing system in multiple languages 
  • Advanced API automation and integration with other Leaseweb solutions and hyperscalers 


“Leaseweb Public Cloud has been designed in close consultation with customers who value the hyperscale concept but want an alternative with better price, performance and flexibility,” said Con Zwinkels, CEO at Leaseweb. “Our track record, leadership and customer-first approach, position us to make a significant, positive impact on the public cloud market.” 


"The primary reason we chose Leaseweb was their balance between price and performance,” said Omer Karabacak, Head of Infrastructure at Sporttotal.tv GmbH. “Although there may be cheaper alternatives, it doesn't necessarily mean they are of good quality. Additionally, Leaseweb stands out in terms of its excellent customer support. No other company has provided us with a whole team of people who guide us every step of the way. Their consultative approach, partnership, and flexibility have been invaluable. Furthermore, we appreciate Leaseweb’s ease of use. Whether it’s during the purchase phase, navigating the Customer Portal, or accessing the Knowledge Base, the entire experience has been positive. We're looking forward to continuing our collaboration and are excited about what the future holds for us working together."  


Leaseweb Public Cloud Instances are delivered as virtual servers that provide a range of options for different types of workloads, including general purpose, compute optimised and memory optimised. Each instance belongs to a specific vintage which determines compute power, storage, and network capabilities. Private network functionality is available for free and enables customers to connect Public Cloud instances and dedicated servers, while storage options include network-attached central SSD storage with built-in redundancy or local NVMe with 15K IOPS performance and low latency. 


Additional features and capabilities include load balancer aimed at ensuring optimal performance and high availability by smartly distributing of newly generated customer requests. This results in excellent app performance, reduce latency, and quicker response times to user requests. In case of automated deployments, customers can leverage autoscaling, by effortlessly matching resources in demand, and at same time saving costs and ensuring optimal performance. 


A complimentary firewall boosts security for all public cloud instances, adding an extra layer of protection against unauthorised incoming traffic. In addition, robust data protection capabilities include a free snapshot with every instance.  


For further information about Leaseweb Public Cloud, click here


*) Cost reduction percentage is based on benchmarks of standardized workloads. Exact cost reduction will differ based on individual use case and workload.  


Leaseweb is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of 20,000 customers ranging from SMBs to Enterprises. Services include Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, Content Delivery Network, and Cyber Security Services supported by exceptional customer service and technical support. With more than 80,000 servers, Leaseweb has provided infrastructure for mission-critical websites, Internet applications, email servers, security, and storage services since 1997. The company operates 25 data centers in locations across Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada and North America, all of which are backed by a superior worldwide network with a total capacity of more than 10 Tbps.  


Leaseweb offers services through its various Leaseweb Sales Entities which are Leaseweb Netherlands B.V., Leaseweb USA, Inc., Leaseweb Singapore PTE. LTD, Leaseweb Deutschland GmbH, Leaseweb Australia Ltd., Leaseweb UK Ltd, Leaseweb Japan KK, Leaseweb Hong Kong LTD, and Leaseweb Canada Inc.