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IaaS for Hosting Providers: Custom, Flexible, Profitable

At NovoServe we own a great part of the hosting infrastructure chain. Next to our data center presence in Frankfurt, Germany, we have company-owned data centers available in the Netherlands. On top of that, we manage virtual and dedicated servers for our international clientele, while we also deliver 24/7 proactive engineering maintenance and support onsite.

Competitive Prices

We know our limitations though. We’re an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting provider. Nothing more, nothing less. The fact that we own our data centers benefits Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and other hosting resellers and value adding channel partners. As a result, we’re able to cut costs on the data center infrastructure required while offering our channel partners highly competitive IaaS hosting prices.

Customization is another great plus mentioned by the channel partners we support. NovoServe’s engineering professionals provide CSPs, MSPs, Systems Integrators, ISVs, and other types of partners with high-customization options to fulfill evolving hosting needs and keep their end-clients happy.

European Expansion

Backed by German venture capital, NovoServe has a financially stable and highly ambitious IaaS hosting offering available for its partners. This includes the ambition to grow with channel partners and further expand our IaaS presence in Europe and beyond. It also includes the ambition to further enhance our channel support value and help partners succeed when integrating and delivering our IaaS hosting solutions to their clients.

For hosting providers, NovoServe currently has a channel program available that provides them with profitable discount schemes. The more hosting resources procured, the higher the discount that is received by our partners.

Key requirements of IaaS infrastructure for hosting providers include:

  • Customization – NovoServe’s dedicated server solutions come flexibly with all customizable options you could ever think of
  • Powerful dedicated servers – NovoServe provides the highest computing power for hosting providers who need reliable and predictable performance at highly competitive price levels
  • High-performing virtual servers - highly available, exceptionally flexible
  • Cost-effectiveness – Prices for top-brand hardware and high quality server and network configurations at NovoServe are very competitive, while channel discount schemes are available to provide even more margins for channel partners
  • Flexibility – At NovoServe, hosting providers do not risk a lock-in with regards to long-term contracts
  • Scalability – NovoServe’s core network and hardware configurations available are scalable-engineered meeting all possible growth requirements
  • International, low latency network – the intelligent design of our international network in the Netherlands, Germany and beyond brings reliability, network volume and speed
  • Proactive engineering support - NovoServe has 24/7 onsite engineering maintenance and support available in its company-owned data centers

SaaS Hosting Requires Reliable, Scalable Setups

The enterprise SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) spending has reached $20 billion in quarterly revenues for software vendors, according to a recent market study from Synergy Research Group. This number is growing 32% a year. Salesforce, Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle and SAP are some of the largest SaaS providers on the market.

Engineers, CPU Power

Engineering knowledge and experience (as delivered by NovoServe) is a prerequisite for succeeding on the end-customer level as a cloud-based software solution provider. NovoServe’s engineers deliver their intelligent and proactive engineering services 24/7, for maintenance and support - or to share with SaaS customers their ideas on specific dedicated server packages and network configurations. As they know that SaaS performance thus customer satisfaction greatly depends on the stability, reliability and continuity of the underlying hosting infrastructure.

Deploying a SaaS solution on an international scale may require a high degree of processing power. This means that the right hardware has to be selected with proper configurations matching the needs of SaaS applications running on these servers. As an IaaS hosting provider, NovoServe only uses industry leading server and network equipment brands, including brands like HP and Supermicro – with servers powered by the latest versions of Intel’s Xeon processors.

International Network, SLAs

NovoServe’s cross-border network backbone (in the Netherlands and Germany) with global reach provides SaaS clients with a blend of Tier-1 carriers. Network uptime SLAs are available to match high availability needs when applicable.

NovoServe is also offering in-house access to a significant number of Internet Exchanges (IXs), allowing SaaS providers to create custom network paths and flexibly adjust their network routes while establishing an efficient blend of peering and transit if necessary. The IX connectivity available for SaaS providers includes: AMS-IX, NL-IX, Asteroid Amsterdam, SPEED-IX, and NDIX.

Key requirements of SaaS-ready IaaS hosting include:

  • Powerful dedicated servers – NovoServe provides the highest computing power for reliable and predictable performance, with the latest hardware technologies at very competitive price levels
  • Customizable – NovoServe’s dedicated server solutions come flexibly with all customizable options you could ever think of
  • International, low latency network – the intelligent design of our international network in the Netherlands, Germany and beyond brings international reach and reliability supported by uptime SLAs
  • Scalability options – NovoServe’s core network and hardware equipment available are easily scalable meeting all possible SaaS requirements
  • Proactive engineering support - NovoServe has 24/7 onsite engineering maintenance and support available in its company-owned data centers

Gaming Hosting Requires Powerful Dedicated Servers

When playing Fortnite, League of Legends, Mortal Kombat or Call of Duty, gamers worldwide are expecting only one thing. Of course, the design of the game and its storylines must be spectacular, no doubt, but gamers definitely also want the best when it comes to the underlying hosting infrastructure. Does the CPU power match the requirements of their game? Do the dedicated servers and network provide the uptime as needed?

Low-Latency, Scalability, Customization

What about latency and possible packet loss? A few microseconds of delay or an unreliable network path can mean the difference between winning and loosing a game like League of Legends. How scalable is it? When a game gets quite popular, will its players get the assurance that the underlying hosting infrastructure has the ability to scale to handle any spikes in traffic?

NovoServe’s engineering professionals have many years of experience serving customers within the online gaming industry. You know what’s very much appreciated by these gaming clients? Customization. As a coincidence, that’s what our engineers like to do best, really, they get the greatest kick out of selecting the right dedicated servers and packages, choosing client-specific configurations including CPUs, RAM, SSD, bandwidth options and more - to achieve the best hosting performance for the gaming infrastructures to be deployed.

Cloud Gaming

NovoServe recently welcomed a cloud gaming client from Israel, a startup with ambitious plans to further scale up and concur the world with their ‘Gaming-as-a-Service’ solution. Although cloud gaming as a phenomenon has already been present for a couple of years, it now seems to really take off.

There are several sample use cases known now with heavy investments in this kind of gaming infrastructure. Gamestream collaborating with Intel is just one of them, while Electronic Arts (EA) has revealed that they have 1,000 people working on their cloud gaming push, known as Project Atlas. Google is working on a cloud gaming service, called Project Stream, while Microsoft is entering cloud game streaming with Project xCloud. With cloud gaming, gamers can play the latest games anywhere, anytime, without high upfront costs for their devices.

For this cloud gaming startup from Israel, NovoServe’s engineers deployed a testing setup in one of our company-owned data centers with deviant configurations. After exploring some of the highest performing hosting technologies available, this client in joined cooperation with our engineers decided to go for the best option. As said, customization is very much appreciated by our gaming clients and certainly also by our engineers.

Key requirements of gaming-ready IaaS hosting include:

  • Powerful dedicated servers – NovoServe provides the highest computing power for reliable and predictable performance, with the latest hardware technologies at highly competitive price levels
  • Customizable – NovoServe’s dedicated server solutions come flexibly with all customizable options you could ever think of
  • International, low latency network – the intelligent design of our international network in the Netherlands, Germany and beyond brings reliability, network volume and speed
  • Scalability options – NovoServe’s core network and hardware equipment available are easily scalable meeting all possible big data requirements
  • Proactive engineering support - NovoServe has 24/7 onsite engineering maintenance and support available in its company-owned data centers

Ecommerce Hosting Requires High Availability

It is easier than ever to get an ecommerce store online. Some online stores are established through high upfront investments with big ambitions. They might have an extensive product line available from day-1 while maybe even pursuing cross-border client reach.

Highly ambitious e-retailers that became success stories online, initially in the U.S. and later on worldwide include Amazon, eBay, and Groupon. In the Netherlands and Germany large and successful online retailers nowadays include MediaMarkt, Coolblue, Zalando, and Bol.com.

Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento

There are also web stores that cautiously start selling a few products online to see where it is going. Differences in ambitions and business approach may require different setups for the hosting and ecommerce technology infrastructure underneath.

The Magento ecommerce platform can be a bit complex, but for large vendors and high-growth retailers it might be a good option. Shopify and WooCommerce come with an easy setup while delivering a cost-effective ecommerce solution, but are these platforms still the right fit when the store suddenly grows big? PrestaShop, OpenCart, BigCommerce, OsCommerce and Volusion are just some of the other examples of ecommerce platforms available.

Uptime, Scalability, Engineers

What all online retailers have in common is that their businesses will be open for clients 24/7. For all web shops this means that the availability of their online store is of utmost importance. Even in case of traffic spikes, for example during the holiday rush.

As an international IaaS hosting provider with data centers available in the Netherlands and Germany with facilities of our own, we know how important the availability is for clients with business-critical applications. That’s why NovoServe supports clients with uptime SLAs, scalable-engineered hardware and network configurations, and 24/7 professional engineering maintenance and support onsite.

Depending on an ecommerce store’s growth ambitions and retail volume from day-1, a web hosting package, a virtual server, or a dedicated server might be the hosting solution to go for. Online retailers with high ambitions might require dedicated servers with root access and highly customized options, while others might go for the enormous flexibility and of a virtual server.

Key requirements of Ecommerce-ready IaaS hosting include:

  • Flexibility and growth – At NovoServe, ecommerce stores are able to start with virtual servers after which they can move on to dedicated servers when required
  • Scalability options – NovoServe’s core network and hardware equipment available are easy-scalable meeting ecommerce growth requirements
  • Powerful dedicated servers – NovoServe provides the highest computing power for ambitious and demanding ecommerce clients at highly competitive price levels
  • Customization – NovoServers dedicated server solutions come flexibly with all customizable options you could ever think of
  • International, low latency network – the intelligent design of our international network in the Netherlands, Germany and beyond brings reliability, network volume and speed
  • Proactive engineering support - NovoServe has 24/7 onsite engineering maintenance and support available in its company-owned data centers

Big Data Requires Dedicated Hosting

At NovoServe, we have lightning fast and reliable virtual servers available but for handling big data you will definitely need the raw power of our Germany or Netherlands based dedicated hosting infrastructure. Big data applications may come with an extensive amount of unstructured data thus traffic. Only the performance of dedicated servers is capable of meeting such demanding requirements.

Search and data analytics functionality for example may result in I/O or CPU intensive tasks. NovoServe’s dedicated servers have the power and reliability to handle this right, with RAM, hard drives, network uplinks, SSD and more to choose from.

Customization

All big data use cases tend to be different though. Customer-specific deployment of such demanding IaaS hosting infrastructures is something our engineering teams are quite experienced with. To be honest, it’s actually what they like to do best (next to exploring open source based technical setups) - as customized hosting configurations put bigger demands on them as engineering professionals.

While our certified engineers are capable of handling your big data engineering design and support needs, NovoServe’s redundant cross-border network backbone with global reach and a 100% uptime history may give you piece of mind as well. Reliability, high scalability and high bandwidth volume are key to NovoServe’s smartly designed network and hardware options, meeting the highest big data demands.

Key requirements of Big Data ready IaaS hosting include:

  • Powerful dedicated servers – NovoServe provides the highest computing power for reliable and predictable performance at highly competitive price levels
  • Customization – NovoServe's dedicated server solutions come flexibly with all customizable options you could ever think of
  • International, low latency network – the intelligent design of our international network in the Netherlands, Germany and beyond brings reliability, network volume and speed
  • Scalability options – NovoServe’s core network and hardware equipment available are easily scalable meeting all possible big data requirements
  • Proactive engineering support - NovoServe has 24/7 onsite engineering maintenance and support available in its company-owned data centers

Hosting for Startups Requires Flexibility

There’s no catch-all answer to the question which hosting solution would best fit a company in their startup phase. It depends on the vertical, the application, the geographical reach of a company, its knowledge present on a technical level, and much more.

Berlin startup scene

What startups have in common though is their need for infrastructural flexibility, with enough options on hand to easily scale their hosting configurations and adapt to suddenly changing requirements.

NovoServe is serving quite some Internet startups from Europe’s ‘Silicon Allee,’ the capital and chief urban center of Germany – Berlin. Maybe this has to do with the flexibility and high customization options we offer our hosting clients. Practically no dedicated server delivered has a standard configuration, while our virtual servers combine ultimate flexibility with the highest SSD-powered performance.

Owned data centers

Well, probably also the cost-effectiveness of our hosting solutions plays a role when startups decide to opt for NovoServe’s virtual or dedicated servers. We’re able to keep our prices highly competitive thanks to our smart procurement efforts, but also due to our deployment of IaaS hosting solutions in company-owned data centers. We own a significant part of the hosting chain, so to say.

Interesting to know probably is that one of those data centers in the Eastern part of the Netherlands, NovoServe DCT, used to be part of Internet Access Facilities (IAF). A pioneering company when established in 1992, IAF was one of the first Internet service providers of the Netherlands. NovoServe acquired IAF in 2016, while at the same time buying a data center from Germany-based IT security firm Avira - a company that is serving customers globally.

Key requirements of IaaS hosting for startups include:

  • Flexibility – At NovoServe, startups are able to begin with virtual servers after which they can move on to dedicated servers when required – without risking a lock-in with regards to long-term contracts
  • Cost-effectiveness – Prices for top-brand hardware and high quality configurations at NovoServe are very competitive
  • Scalability – NovoServe’s core network and hardware configurations available are scalable-engineered meeting all possible growth requirements
  • Customization – NovoServers dedicated server solutions come flexibly with all customizable options you could ever think of
  • Powerful dedicated servers – NovoServe provides the highest computing power for startups that need reliable and predictable performance at highly competitive price levels
  • International, low latency network – the intelligent design of our international network in the Netherlands, Germany and beyond brings reliability, network volume and speed
  • Proactive engineering support - NovoServe has 24/7 onsite engineering maintenance and support available in its company-owned data centers