Network Latency - Its Impact on (Cloud) Server Deployments and IT Applications
Businesses are increasingly adopting cloud computing and multi-cloud architectures, which automatically results in an increas...
8 Advantages of Using SDN for IT Infrastructure Deployment
Every year, an organization’s data consumption increases exponentially, driven by technology trends like cloud and edge compu...
Network Latency - Its Impact on (Cloud) Server Deployments and IT Applications
Businesses are increasingly adopting cloud computing and multi-cloud architectures, which automatically results in an increase in the number of network assets and networks that may be connected to. Within such a setting, it may be crucial to take network latency into consideration while evaluating the performance and reliability of business applications accordingly. In this article, we will go through the specifics of network latency and how it may affect IT infrastructures and their performance.
8 Advantages of Using SDN for IT Infrastructure Deployment
Every year, an organization’s data consumption increases exponentially, driven by technology trends like cloud and edge computing, data analysis, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML). Cloud and associated technological innovations will continue to accelerate, boosting data consumption even further. As an organization, you’ll have to create agility to keep up with these IT developments and data growth at breakneck speed. From the IT infrastructural perspective, software defined networking (SDN) can help tackle agility issues being encountered and provide answers.
The Value of Fiber Optics
Fiber optic connections currently provide data center clients with the fastest Internet speeds for their IT infrastructures being deployed. By taking use of the vast bandwidth possibilities of fiber optic cables, businesses may be able to achieve data transmission rates that are both incredibly fast and ultimately reliable, significantly outpacing speeds and reliability provided by copper lines.
Reseller Hosting – What Does it Entail and What Can You Expect?
Reseller hosting services are provided by a sizable number of businesses globally, but there might be a significant difference in the quality and essence of reseller hosting services and what precisely each market offering entails. In this article we will discuss the ins and outs of reseller hosting including the standards that high-quality reseller hosting in our opinion should adhere to.
7 Business Benefits of Using Public Cloud Infrastructure
The ability to achieve maximum performance for an IT infrastructure and total end-to-end control from hardware to the IT applications deployed on it are two key benefits of a dedicated server architecture. However, using public cloud infrastructure can have plenty of benefits as well. In this article, we will elaborate on the various advantages of utilizing public cloud.
Data Center Cross Connects – Its Challenges and Opportunities
Data center cross connects (DCCs) are a way to directly, physical link the network(s) of an IT infrastructure within a colocation data center with the network(s) of others in the same data center, enabling them to interact and share data without the need for routing via a third-party service provider. In this article, we will go into more detail about the possible benefits of utilizing data center cross connects for your IT infrastructure.
Worldstream joins EuroISPA, the world’s largest association of ISPs
EuroISPA, the pan-European association of Internet Services Providers Associations, officially welcomed its new Forum member, Worldstream, a Dutch Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider during the Association’s General Meeting in June. With Worldstream's addition, EuroISPA's Industry Forum can now rely on eight companies active in the Internet industry to participate in the Association's activities under an advisory capacity.
Worldstream Launches OpenStack-based Public Cloud Platform Supported by Virtuozzo
Worldstream is a fast-growing international Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider based in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands. Since 2006, Worldstream has been providing server infrastructure, connectivity, and support to SMBs, systems integrators, ISVs and MSPs in the Netherlands, Benelux, and Germany. The current launch of a new public cloud platform based on Virtuozzo technology, called WS Cloud, aims to provide European businesses with a cost-effective public cloud alternative.
These 5 Industry Trends are Driving SDN Adoption
IT managers are increasingly opting for software-defined networks (SDNs) to deploy their data center services infrastructure, hybrid cloud, and cloud-based applications in a highly flexible way. In this article we shall give an overview of industry trends that are particularly driving the adoption of SDN when it comes to deploying IT infrastructures.
Unmetered Dedicated Servers – Its Key Benefits and Applications
Right after we initially introduced this type of dedicated server solution back in 2016, unmetered dedicated server plans turned out to be very popular among ecommerce, news outlets, and online gaming communities alike. These customers utilizing unmetered bandwidth can expand their online activities without worrying about going over their allotted bandwidth. To provide some clarity around the immense popularity of these dedicated server packages, we will discuss all their ins and outs in this article.
5 DDoS Attacks Any IT Organization Should Know About
DDoS attacks are still one of the biggest cybersecurity threats to web-facing IT infrastructures. For organizations with mission-critical IT infrastructures, large DDoS attacks can have catastrophic consequences, although sneaky and virulent attacks can also do quite a bit of damage. In this article, we will list some of the remarkable attacks and we will indicate what organizations may learn from them.
Private Cloud, Is it Right for Your Business?
As an organization, you might prefer to keep your business-critical applications and accompanying data on-premises or deployed in known data centers of a trusted IaaS company close by rather than entrusting them to a large-scale public cloud provider. To leverage the high scalability and flexibility benefits of the cloud while simultaneously safeguarding ultimate security and compliance requirements as well as cost-effectiveness, private cloud could be a fitting solution for your IT infrastructure.
Deliver Any IT Functionality As-a-Service
In the wake of cloud computing, all kinds of IT functionalities are now being offered as remote services from data centers located all over the globe. Often cloud-based, although not per se. In addition to IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, we are increasingly coming across new acronyms for IT functionality being delivered as-a-service. In this blog article, we will present an overview of these various abbreviations currently seen in the market.
Over 10,000 Toshiba HDDs are deployed at the Worldstream data centers
With state-of-the-art facilities covering over 5,000 square meters and 15,000 servers in operation, Worldstream is a major player in the IaaS market. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company serves an international customer base that includes major financial institutions, as well as established brands in the industrial, broadcasting, enterprise, and agricultural sectors.
How to Pick the Right Dedicated Server Specs
When you have decided for yourself that a dedicated server is the right hosting solution to house your web application or other kind of IT infrastructure, the next step is to choose the best fitting dedicated server. But how to select the right dedicated server specifications that match all your needs and requirements? Dedicated server offerings can be overwhelming, so where to start?
Bare Metal Cloud vs. Dedicated Servers
Dedicated hardware as provided by bare metal or dedicated servers is usually the greatest option if you’re looking for high levels of compute power, security, and privacy. The cloud, on the other hand, is known for its flexibility, scalability, and functionality. But what if you could combine the benefits of both?
Dedicated Servers vs. Colo vs. On-Prem vs. Public Cloud
To have a deeper understanding of the various ways in which organizations can house their IT infrastructures, it might be helpful to know the key benefits and drawbacks of some of the most popular infrastructural methods for IT deployment, including dedicated servers, data center colocation, on-premises, and public cloud. In this blog post, we provide a comparison of the deployment options mentioned.
Why EPYC CPUs are essential for your IT strategy
Across the entire IT industry there is one question that keeps coming back. Whether you are a system integrator for a small business or a chief technology officer at an enterprise organization. How can you constantly improve upon your infrastructure? Before you try to formulate a strategy oriented or ambiguous answer in your head, think about the following. Why not look at the basis of all computing? The CPU. Simply put, if you can choose a processor with improved and optimized processing nodes it improves your whole IT infrastructure.
Public Cloud On-Ramps – The Key to Hybrid and Multi Cloud Success
When relocating your IT infrastructure with a data center services provider, or in the event of deploying your IT infrastructure on dedicated server infrastructure, you might need direct access to one or more public cloud platforms through dedicated cloud on-ramps, also named cloud connect services. It allows for easy creation of hybrid cloud and multi cloud setups from the data center. But what are the main characteristics and features of public cloud on-ramps to keep an eye on?
Why NFV-based Data Center Services Should Be on the Radar of MSPs
Managed service providers might be interested to learn about the opportunities that SDN combined with NFV can bring them. Why? An increasing number of Enterprises and SMB organizations is moving from legacy IT infrastructure to hosted, on-demand cloud applications. SDN/NFV powered networks ensure flexible, quick, cost efficient, and feature rich data center services support for these cloud-hosted applications thus creating new channel opportunities.
Amstel Gold Race will take place for the 56th time
Worldstream is a proud main sponsor of the 56th annual Amstel Gold Race. This year the race will take place on Sunday 10 April, starting in Maastricht. The organization has detailed which teams will participate in this years edition. In less than a month's time 18 teams will participate, alongside those that are invited through a wild card.
How SDN and NFV Can Benefit IT Infrastructure Deployment
SMBs and Enterprises increasingly have a need for flexible networks with greatly enhanced network functionality. This market requirement is triggered by trends such as cloud computing, hybrid IT, edge computing, Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and also 5G-driven use cases. The combination of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies can bring the flexibility and instant scalability, as well as ease-of-use and cost-effectiveness which SMB and enterprise organizations are looking for.
The cloud is not serverless, in search of a better definition
Today, the cloud seems to be a catch-all term for all shared compute resources that can be utilized without any third-party intervention. Requesting resources in real-time so that it is acutely available to the end user. For many this is still an abstract concept, you might wonder if this term fits the concept. But how do you decide what would be a better name? Let's make an attempt by assessing the origin of the term. Then subsequently answering the question: is there a better term than cloud?
IaaS and the rise of As-a-Service
Nowadays it seems as if every letter of the alphabet has its own "as-a-Service" model. The emergence of these IT service models has been around for some time, however all kinds of related services are slowly getting their own abbreviation. DRaaS, STaaS and DBaaS fall under the so-called XaaS thinking. The X in this category can stand for anything, thus anything as a service. Before we get into specific service models, let's explain the three most common models that dominate the IT landscape. Namely, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.
A massive year for Team Worldstream 2022
At the end of 2020 it was announced that Worldstream would become the official title sponsor of Team Worldstream. The speed ice skating team with Jutta Leerdam and Koen Verweij at the helm. Let us highlight the team’s amazing achievements of the past year.
Firewall Delivered As-a-Service: What Is It and Why Do You Need It?
Firewalls are the first line of defense in an organization’s network security. They’re capable of raising a solid ‘wall’ between your organization network and the Internet. A firewall can be hardware or software based, the latter one enabling organizations to use firewalls ‘as-a-service’ without upfront investments. Managed or unmanaged is yet another distinction to make when deploying firewalls as-a-service. We shall explain some of the differences and why your company might need an as-a-service firewall solution.
Block Storage vs. Object Storage: Understanding the Differences
When considering a storage solution for your IT infrastructure and making a balanced selection, it’s vital to know the actual distinctions between block storage and object storage as well as the typical applications for which each of these types of storage technologies are being used. Let’s have a closer look at both block storage and object storage including the differences between the two types of technologies, its use cases, and which one is right for you in what situations.
From AMS-IX to DE-CIX
If the number of users of a product or service increases, then it has a positive effect on its added value. This is the definition of network effect. But if we try to describe an internet exchange (IX) the similarities between these definitions are especially striking. An IX is the physical location where different parties, such as ISPs, exchange traffic with each other. Because multiple parties are connected and thus share intermediate connections, the benefits are shared as well. The subsequent snowball effect that follows is enormous, as each additional member is another shared interconnection. It sounds like internet exchanges are a vital part of the internet, but are they? And what exactly is the added value of an internet exchange for your IT organization?
Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud - Choosing Your Best Cloud Strategy
Which option to choose once you’ve decided to move your IT infrastructure into the cloud? Private cloud, or a public cloud solution from for example Microsoft Azure, AWS (Amazon Web Services), or Google Cloud? A hybrid mixture of both, perhaps?
Worldstream Expands into Germany, Adds Data Center in Frankfurt with maincubes
Worldstream, a fast-growing global IaaS services provider with company-owned data centers in the Netherlands and more than 15,000 dedicated servers installed, is expanding its presence across Europe with the deployment of a new data center in maincubes’ FRA01 facility in Frankfurt, Germany. It includes the installation of a new Point-of-Presence for Worldstream’s 10Tbit/s global network and allows Worldstream to now offer private cloud, dedicated servers, block and object storage, DDoS protection, colocation and other IaaS services from Frankfurt. These products can also be delivered ‘as-a-service’, powered by their recently launched SDN, Worldstream Elastic Network and aimed at MSPs.
Worldstream Launches Software-Defined Portfolio of 12 IT solutions ‘As-a-Service’
Worldstream, a fast-growing provider of IT infrastructure solutions with more than 15,000 servers installed in its own data centers in the Rotterdam/The Hague region, today launches a completely new software-defined product portfolio for the Dutch market with 12 new infrastructure IT solutions ‘as-a-service’. Built on the recently launched Worldstream Elastic Network (WEN), the new as-a-service service portfolio has been developed by Worldstream’s own R&D department and responds to the increasing use of cloud and hybrid IT infrastructures and the corresponding flexibility and scalability needs of IT companies.
Does cloud computing complement your IT infrastructure?
What if you want to provide a service that would require a cloud infrastructure? First you'll need rack space suitable for the setup of a server cluster. Subsequently the underlying hardware must be virtualized using hypervisor or containerization technology. If we speak solely for the physical implications that are required, this is already considered challenging. Not to mention the technical skills, and costs that virtualization software, network- and cloud engineering require. Shouldn't we ask the question: why setup a cloud infrastructure when the current cloud offerings are so immense and use case specific? It can be beneficial to outsource this task. Ask yourself: is cloud computing necessary to the service that you want to provide?
Are Dedicated Servers Still Relevant? We Give 6 Reasons
Dedicated hosting is one of the most powerful hosting options available to support your IT infrastructure. Dedicated servers may provide for a highly secure and performant IT infrastructure for your IT applications. In this blog we will examine key advantages of using dedicated servers for your IT infrastructure.
Case study: ‘Worldstream has the Same Entrepreneurial, Opportunity Seeking Spirit as DAEL Group’
DAEL Group, an international electrotechnical and telecommunications company with more than 300 employees working in several divisions from various country offices in Europe, has selected IaaS provider Worldstream to deliver data center services from its flagship data center in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands. “It is a pleasure working with Worldstream. Like us, they are constantly looking for new opportunities in the market in an innovative manner,” said Jeroen van Leeuwen, Managing Director van DAEL Group.
Reports show a growing number of DDoS attacks, what are your options?
Worldwide DDoS attacks are up, both in size and in volume. According to several reports there has been an increase in DDoS attacks on all metrics. An explanation can be found in the fact that attacks are becoming easier to execute, which makes it accessible to anyone. It sounds concerning, but if we understand the cause isn’t there a solution?
Case study: Worldstream Elastic Network empowers Deltics solutions
‘Through WEN, We Can Accelerate the Rollout of As-a-Service Solutions’ – Rob Bultman, Commercial Director Deltics
Worldstream Releases Software-Defined Network with MSP Deltics as Launching Partner
Worldstream, a fast-growing Dutch provider of Infrastructure-as-a-Service technology solutions that is the main sponsor and name giver of the Dutch ice-skating team of sprint world-champion Jutta Leerdam, has officially launched its in-house developed ‘Worldstream Elastic Network’. Launching partner is managed services provider (MSP) Deltics from Hengelo, the Netherlands. Based on this software-defined network, the channel partner now introduces a number of ‘as-a-service’ products that make use of this SDN - starting with solutions for backup & disaster recovery and archiving.
Case study: Worldstream continues their growth by partnering with Eaton without compromise
“When choosing a partner for our uninterruptible power supplier, we made a deliberate choice to look further than pricing. We were interested in a partner that was not only able to offer quality, but would also be able to offer scalability and reliability with a sustainable character. These preferences led us to Eaton.” – Robin Lim, Sales Director Worldstream.
Worldstream partners with Eaton to realise an ultra-energy efficient data center
Power management company Eaton supports Infrastructure-as-a-Service hostingprovider Worldstream with their setup of redundant, scalable, and energy efficient data centers in Naaldwijk. Through the use of Eaton UPSs (Uninterruptable Power Supply) as their backup power distribution this does not only guarantees their continuity and scalability, but also contributes to achieving an ultra-low Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) value of 1,15.
Worldstream is the proud title sponsor of speed skating team ‘Team Worldstream’
Worldstream, an IaaS provider in the Netherlands, has become the official title sponsor of Team Worldstream. The speed skaters plan to make the world championship with Jutta Leerdam and Koen Verweij at the helm. By becoming title sponsor, Worldstream highlights their trust in the team's effort.
Worldstream R&D Develops Real-Time Network Visibility Technology for Hybrid and On-Demand IT Infrastructures
Worldstream, a fast-growing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider with more than 15,000 dedicated servers under management and a proprietary global network backbone with 10Tbit/s of available bandwidth, announces that its R&D and network development departments have in-house developed a Network Performance Management (NPM) platform featuring real-time and granular network performance analysis. The real-time network visibility technology is aimed at next generation infrastructures with hybrid and on-demand IT use cases. If bought off-the-shelf, Worldstream estimates it would have cost them about 1,5 Million EUROS a year in licensing costs.
IaaS Provider Worldstream invests more than 500,000 euros in new webshop
Worldstream, a Dutch provider of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions for international and regional IT infrastructures, has completed the implementation of its new website. The new website including corporate identity, logo and webshop have been developed by Dept Agency - an internationally operating digital agency with 1,500 employees from the Netherlands. Including the development by Worldstream’s own engineering department, Worldstream has invested a total of more than 500,000 euros in its new website, corporate identity, logo and webshop.
Worldstream 1st Sponsor of NXTGEN. - The Newly Founded Dutch Speed Skating Team of Jutta Leerdam and Koen Verweij
Worldstream, a fast-growing Dutch provider of secured Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions for IT infrastructures with a global customer portfolio, has signed a sponsorship agreement with NXTGEN. Worldstream is the first sponsor of NXTGEN, the new Dutch speed skating team of Jutta Leerdam and Koen Verweij.
IaaS Provider Worldstream Eyes Further International Expansion with New CEO
Worldstream, a fast-growing global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider with more than 15,000 dedicated servers installed in its company-owned data centers in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, has hired Ivo Roomer (47) as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Roomer has many years of leadership experience in this industry, including at Eurofiber Group, Leaseweb and Easynet. He succeeds Lennert Vollebregt (33), one of the founders of Worldstream, effective as of September 1, 2020. Mr. Vollebregt will remain closely involved as a shareholder and will be serving on the new Advisory Board to be set up.
Worldstream Elastic Network Recognized as Cloud Innovation by Dutch IT Channel Awards
Worldstream Elastic Network, a soon to launch software-defined global network bringing full-scale IaaS hosting functionality at edge data center PoP locations across Worldstream’s 10Tbps global backbone, has been nominated by Dutch IT-channel Awards for its cloud innovation capabilities. On January 16, Worldstream’s management team and company owners will be present at the award ceremony in Las Vegas-style, in a television studio in Hilversum, the Netherlands, to find out if their Worldstream Elastic Network has won the ‘Cloud Hosting Provider of the Year’ award.
Worldstream Unveils In-House Developed Anti-DDoS Scrubbing Center with Intelligent Clustering Techniques
Worldstream, a fast-growing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting provider with a 10Tbps global network backbone and more than 15,000 dedicated servers under management for its global client base, announces the launch of its next-generation anti-DDoS platform, Worldstream DDoS Shield. Worldstream R&D and the company’s network-team have worked on the DDoS scrubbing center for a year in total. The result is an anti-DDoS platform equipped with intelligent clustering techniques and a multi-tiered architecture to address the growth of sophisticated DDoS threats.
Worldstream Partners with Arista, Develops Custom-Engineered Elastic Network (SDN) on Top of Its Global Network Backbone
Worldstream, a fast-growing global provider of security-focused Infrastructure-as-a-Service hosting solutions with more than 15,000 dedicated servers installed in its company-owned data centers in the Netherlands, announces a strategic technology partnership with Arista Networks. Arista’s hardware allows Worldstream’s engineering teams to uniquely design its virtualized, elastic network (SDN) on top of the Worldstream global network backbone (>10Tbps of bandwidth available). The new technology platform will be called Worldstream Elastic Network and is expected to be officially launched in Q1 2020.
International Hosting Provider Worldstream Achieves PCI DSS Certification
Worldstream, an international IaaS hosting provider experiencing more than 40% year-over-year growth for 5 years in a row now, today announces its achievement of compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) version 3.2. Designed to minimize the exposure of credit card data to risk of fraud or compromise, the PCI DSS certification being achieved is important for Worldstream to have as their webshop hosting clients are asking for payment security level guarantees. The 3rd party audited PCI DSS certification was issued by IT audit company Noordbeek B.V.
Hosting Company Worldstream Revamps Executive Leadership Team to Support Projected Global Growth
Worldstream, a fast growing provider of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting solutions with more than 15,000 dedicated servers installed and a global network with 10Tbps of bandwidth available, is preparing itself for further global growth in response to increased customer demand by announcing a major revamp in its management lineup and promoting six of its employees to the role of company director.
Hosting Provider Worldstream Announces Phase 2 Expansion at Its Flagship Data Center
Worldstream, a fast-growing hosting provider delivering security-focused solutions including dedicated servers and colocation as well as global connectivity and DDoS protection through their proprietary global network with 10Tbps (!) of bandwidth available, today announces a 268-rack expansion at its company-owned, flagship data center in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands. This 2nd phase expansion means that Worldstream, within the course of a year will be doubling its facility capacity to 536 data center racks at this location.
Global Hosting Company Worldstream Significantly Expands The Size of Its R&D Department
Worldstream, a fast-growing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting provider with more than 15,000 dedicated servers installed in their two company-owned data centers in the Netherlands, has expanded its Research & Development department from 3 to 10 employees in just a few months time. Increasing the size of this R&D team is intended to help further Worldstream’s innovation efforts with regard to the company’s DDoS traffic scrubbing center called Worldstream DDoS Shield, its website with dedicated server offerings, and its global network backbone with 10Tbps of bandwidth available.
Worldstream Expands Global High-Volume Network, Adds PoP in Milan, Italy
Worldstream, a fast-growing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) hosting provider with security-focused services including dedicated servers, colocation and DDoS attack mitigation, has expanded its high-volume global network to include a Point of Presence (PoP) in one of IRIDEOS’ fifteen data centers in Italy, in Milan. This network expansion will add to Worldstream’s already established network capabilities in Southern Europe, further optimizing network speeds and latency rates for Italian customers serviced by Worldstream.