LeaseWeb Launches CloudStack-based Private Cloud Service in Germany

Hosted in a Frankfurt data center, the service is separated from provider's Netherlands and U.S. clouds to address privacy concerns.

Chris Burt

August 15, 2014

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LeaseWeb Launches CloudStack-based Private Cloud Service in Germany



This article originally appeared at The WHIR

LeaseWeb is evolving its cloud service to keep up with international concerns with the launch of LeaseWeb Private Cloud in Germany. The solution is a flat-fee, plug-and-play platform based on CloudStack, and is targeted to systems administrators, application developers, MSPs, and other savvy cloud users.

The new solution features dedicated resources reserved for individual clients. This enables users to create and manage multiple instances with dedicated cores, RAM storage, virtual networks, firewalls, and load balancers to customize their virtual infrastructure to their requirements.

The platform is connected to LeaseWeb’s network, which includes 52 Points of Presence, 33 Internet Exchanges, and 4.0 Tbps.

“Germany is a key market for the LeaseWeb brand, and introducing LeaseWeb Private Cloud in this region is an important step making innovative cloud infrastructure solutions available around the globe,” Herke Plantenga, Managing Director, LeaseWeb Germany said. “The platform will provide customers high performance, high flexibility, and cost-efficiency, while fully meeting German data residency requirements. Together with the comprehensive amount of features, this offering will allow German customers to establish fully customized private cloud solutions at public cloud price levels.”

LeaseWeb Private Cloud Germany is similar to the company’s private cloud platform launched in the US in June 2014, and the platform launched previously in LeaseWeb’s native Netherlands. Each platform is independent from the others, to meet the increasingly strict compliance and data-integrity requirements being considered in the EU. The data center for the German cloud is located in Fankfurt.

Local storage is a customer relations issue as well as a regulatory one in Germany,where alternatives to the industry’s American giants have received a boost since NSA surveillance programs were revealed to the world.

LeaseWeb opened up its CDN to resellers earlier this month, and also opened a data center in Singapore in July.

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