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LeaseWeb Partners with Huawei to Give Customers More Server Selection (The Web Host Industry Review News)

Mar 25, 2014

The Web Host Industry Review & News:

by Nicole Henderson on March 11, 2014

LeaseWeb announced on Tuesday a new partnership with Huawei that will see the hosting provider add Huawei servers as an option to its dedicated server product line.

With this partnership, customers will be able to pick between Huawei, Dell, HP and IBM servers when deploying their hosting solution.

“Our engineering department tested the Huawei server equipment thoroughly and the performance was extremely good,” René Olde Olthof, operations director, LeaseWeb. “The energy efficiency of the servers turned out to be remarkably high, which caters to our needs of providing customers with excellent energy performance of their dedicated server packages. It’s evident that Huawei is focusing on providing green technology and utilizing about 46 percent of its human capital for R&D related activities.”

According to the companies, while Huawei has a Chinese background, it is a global company working on building brand awareness in the European and US server markets. Through this partnership with LeaseWeb, Huawei should get some of the brand recognition it is looking for.

This partnership comes as Huawei is set to grow its enterprise business, which is targeted to reach $10 billion in revenue by 2017, according to a report by Bloomberg, which cites resale partnerships as one way Huawei plans to get there.

To drive users to Huawei servers, Huawei and LeaseWeb are targeting potential clients with information on Huawei-based dedicated server hosting plans as part of a joint marketing agreement. As part of this deal, LeaseWeb will join Huawei in exhibiting at CeBIT 2014 in Hanover, Germany this week.

"We’re planning to target a variety of vertical markets in close cooperation with LeaseWeb’s marketing department,” Paul Broekhuizen, sales director, Huawei said. “It’s our goal to increase Huawei’s brand awareness among business clients in Europe and beyond. The fact that LeaseWeb, a major hosting provider, has chosen to include our servers in their dedicated server offerings, will help convince business customers of the supreme quality of our portfolio.”

Last year, LeaseWeb completed the initial expansion of its CDN, increasing capacity to 400 Gbps with four new points of presence in Europe and the US.