LeaseWeb, one of the world’s largest hosting brands with more than 60,000 physical servers under management, has expanded its data center footprint to the United States West Coast. Its subsidiary, LeaseWeb USA Inc., announced that it will occupy a business suite inside Equinix’s SV3 Silicon Valley facility in San Jose, Calif. to house its data center operations.
With an existing data center presence on the East Coast in Washington D.C., this second United States data center location would expand LeaseWeb USA’s hosting services reach and strengthen its product and service offering across the country. The data center expansion adds to LeaseWeb’s global data center footprint, which includes multiple locations in Europe and Asia. LeaseWeb USA plans to further extend its relationship with Equinix throughout the United States with future data center deployments.
From its new Silicon Valley facilities inside the Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data center, LeaseWeb USA initially offers on-demand bare metal hosting solutions. The company will soon expand its West Coast portfolio with its virtual cloud offerings including LeaseWeb Private Cloud – a plug-and-play, flat fee private cloud offering already available on the East Coast, enabling customers to deploy and scale their own Apache CloudStack based private clouds within minutes.
LeaseWeb USA’s West Coast offering includes a unique connection to a redundant worldwide IP backbone comprised of 52 Points of Presence (PoPs), 33 Internet Exchanges (IXs), and 4.5 Tbps of capacity, which is one of the largest networks of its type in the world.
With this new relationship, LeaseWeb USA will also leverage Equinix’s Marketplace, an online community where Equinix customers can showcase products and services for both selling and buying. Through their storefront in Equinix’s Marketplace, LeaseWeb USA will promote and sell the comprehensive LeaseWeb brand portfolio of managed hosting solutions, including bare metal dedicated servers, public cloud, private cloud, hybrid, colocation, and high bandwidth capacity CDN. Additionally, the Marketplace will allow Equinix customers to take advantage of LeaseWeb’s global presence and advanced hosting offerings while supporting their expanding customer base and further growth in the United States.
“Through our West Coast expansion, we now have full U.S. coverage providing a good jumping off point into the Asia-Pacific region,” said William Schrader, CEO, LeaseWeb USA Inc. “Many of our East Coast customers have requested to deploy LeaseWeb’s agile and cost-efficient bare metal dedicated servers on the West Coast as well. This agreement with Equinix provides them with expanded options provided by two trusted and global brands within the hosting and data center industries. Our hosting offerings on the West Coast, with high bandwidth and low-latency solutions available, will also cater to the needs of the extensive gaming industry located in Silicon Valley.”
To facilitate its growth forecast in the U.S. on the East and West Coast, LeaseWeb USA has added engineering and sales staff and almost doubled its overall sales force.
“LeaseWeb USA joins an elite set of global companies that selected Equinix for our breadth of services and geographic coverage” said Pete Hayes, Chief Sales Officer at Equinix. “Equinix’s global data center footprint and its extensive presence throughout the United States will contribute to LeaseWeb USA’s plans to rapidly expand their nationwide offerings.”
The news follows on from LeaseWeb Asia Pacific’s recent announcement of its launch of a data center operation based in Singapore. The expansion into Asia marks an initial step to deliver LeaseWeb’s cloud infrastructure solutions throughout the Asia Pacific region.