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LeaseWeb Appoints Thorsten Einig as Hosting Product Development Manager

August 5, 2009 by  

Web Hosting ToolsAmsterdam – LeaseWeb, one of the largest website hosting providers in Europe based in Amsterdam, has appointed Thorsten Einig (39) as its new Hosting Product Development Manager. Einig previously worked for hosting provider 1&1 Internet. He is to focus on streamlining and expanding LeaseWeb’s product portfolio, including enlarging its range of virtualization products.

Thorsten Einig (39) started at LeaseWeb a year ago, initially working on Project Management and Provisioning – the automated delivery of hosting solutions to customers. In his new position he will return to his former field of work with hosting provider 1&1 Internet, where he spent eight years on developing and streamlining hosting products. Thorsten Einig is a German national and was stationed in cities like Frankfurt and New York for 1&1 Internet.

Einig will take up his new position as per 1 August 2009. “Initially I will focus on building relationships with manufacturers and customers to determine what features we could add to our products. HostingCon 2009 represents an excellent opportunity to start doing just that .”

LeaseWeb’s appointment of a Hosting Product Development Manager further reinforces its wholesale operations. “In my work, I will devote special attention to resellers and their needs regarding our product portfolio,” confirms Einig. “Resellers are an important target group for LeaseWeb’s hosting products, using its basic hosting building blocks as a foundation for delivering their own managed hosting services. LeaseWeb’s customer base includes a lot of system integrators, web developers and application developers.”

The new Product Development Manager also plans to concentrate on developing and expanding the existing virtualization portfolio. “We currently market VMware based virtual private servers (VPS) that run on the VMware platform developed by LeaseWeb,” explains Einig. “Clearly such a VPS offer has a fairly high end target group, VMware being the Rolls Royce virtualization brand in the hosting industry. Expanding our portfolio might lower the threshold of our offering.”

Thorsten Einig also plans to take a close look at LeaseWeb’s web shop because this particular sales channel represents an extension of – and therefore needs to be fully aligned with – its products. “Processes in the web shop must be in line with the products,” says Einig. “This is why I will try to refine both the composition of the LeaseWeb products and the sales processes on the site, making it even easier for customers to find the desired hosting solution in LeaseWeb’s web shop.”

Einig decided to accept LeaseWeb’s job offer because of its international work environment and enterprising mentality. “The lines are short at LeaseWeb and the company offers huge personal development opportunities. It is an enterprising organization,” adds Einig. “LeaseWeb gives you ample flexibility to work on the things you like to do. If you are good at something and see certain opportunities for yourself and the company, they encourage you to focus on these things. I can bring in my experience and implement changes.”

LeaseWeb already boasts a great many nationalities in its employee base. Thorsten Einig is German but the company also employs Turkish, Italian, Polish, South-African, Irish, English, American, Indonesian and Uruguayan nationals. As a result, LeaseWeb recently introduced English as its official corporate language.

About LeaseWeb
LeaseWeb is an international provider of hosting solutions that focuses on the business market. The company is listed as one of the global top 20 hosting providers and offers services such as virtualization, dedicated servers, colocation, streaming, web hosting and domain name registration. LeaseWeb operates a first rate network with a bandwidth exceeding 750 Gbps and runs 4 data centers in the Amsterdam region via the main telecom carriers. LeaseWeb also has a presence in Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, New York, Brussels, Copenhagen, Paris, Budapest, Bucharest, Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Milan, Vienna, Stockholm, Oslo, Zürich and Madrid via Internet exchanges. As a result, LeaseWeb enables companies worldwide to create and maintain their online presence in an easy and cost efficient manner. Founded in 1997, hosting provider LeaseWeb currently manages a network comprising over 22,000 servers. Its customer base includes Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Wikipedia, Koninklijke Joh. Enschedé, OGD, 123Video, Jaap.nl, Relatieplanet, MijnAlbum, Starbucks, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Twenga, Direct Wonen, and Heineken Netherlands.

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