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Leaseweb Global becomes formal member of Gaia-X AISBL

Leaseweb Global B.V., a leading hosting and cloud services company, proudly announced that it has officially become a member of Gaia-X AISBL, the European Association for Data and Cloud, which was founded in January 2021.

Gaia-X was a project initiated by market parties in the European Union to create federated secure data infrastructures jointly developed based on EU rules. Organizations involved in Gaia-X like Leaseweb, are committed to working together to design a next-generation sovereign European Cloud infrastructure, covering the needs of business and residents in Europe.

Leaseweb is engaged in the mission to design and roll out these new cloud infrastructures based on the Gaia-X principles and has delegated three senior executives with different skillsets to participate in key parts of the Gaia-X working groups. The Leaseweb team includes Robert van der Meulen, Leaseweb Global’s Director of Product Strategy and Jaqueline van de Werken, Leaseweb Global’s Group General Counsel responsible for Regulatory, Legal & Compliance, both supporting the Netherlands Hub of Gaia-X, and Marcus Busch, CEO of Leaseweb Deutschland as part of the DE-hub.

“As a EU-based global cloud hosting company with its headquarters in Amsterdam and data centers in 15 countries across the globe, Leaseweb praises its Membership (meaning we are a member of the Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe) to emphasize EU rules and EU law-based Codes of Conduct and Principle for the creation of new federated, secure data infrastructure services, retaining European data sovereignty for businesses and residents,” says Jacqueline van de Werken.

“The architecture of Gaia-X is based on the principle of common and open standards,” says Robert van der Meulen. “On a technical level, we help design an infrastructure based on openness, transparency and trust. The result will not be a cloud like the ones the world already knows, but an open system built on European values and rules.”

“The Gaia-X- initiative promises nothing less than the next generation of data infrastructure,” says Marcus Busch. “To create this open, transparent and secure digital ecosystem successfully, international representatives from business, science and politics need to work closely together. We are proud to be part of this historic effort.”

About Leaseweb

Leaseweb is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of 18,000 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 under management, Leaseweb has provided infrastructure for mission-critical websites, Internet applications, email servers, security, and storage services since 1997. Leaseweb is founded and headquartered in Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and offers IAAS services in 20 data centres locations across Europe, Asia, Australia, 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 independent local sales entities, which are Leaseweb Netherlands B.V. (“Leaseweb Netherlands”), Leaseweb USA, Inc. (“Leaseweb USA”), Leaseweb Asia Pacific PTE. LTD (“Leaseweb Asia”), Leaseweb Deutschland GmbH (“Leaseweb Germany”), Leaseweb Australia Ltd. (“Leaseweb Australia”) and Leaseweb UK Ltd (“Leaseweb UK”), Leaseweb Japan KK (“Leaseweb Japan”), Leaseweb Hong Kong LTD (“Leaseweb Hong Kong”) and iWeb Technologies Inc in Montreal, Canada.

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