Luxembourg Now Firmly Established on World Hosting Map

Luxembourg For Business – Proud to Promote ICT has been present at […]

March 25, 2011

Luxembourg For Business – Proud to Promote ICT has been present at the WorldHostingDays 2011 event at Europa Park in Germany for the past three days, and finishing up tomorrow.

Billed as the world’s largest hosting event, it attracted 100+ exhibitiors from across Europe and the US, as well as from Israel, India, Russia and China. Over 4,000 attendees had visited the event, according to the organisers this morning, including both those who pre-registered and those who registered on-site.

Luxembourg for Business split their large “island” so a number of Luxembourg-based datacentres, hosting and connectivity suppliers could come together and put Luxembourg on the world hosting map, as well as to promote their own individual services.

On the opening day, Micael Weber of P&TLuxembourg, representing TERALINK international network, presented Luxembourg as a Euroean hub for online businesses, in a parallel workshop session. He highlighted a series of international brands that have chosen to locate their main datacentre activities to the Grand Duchy, from Skype to Rakuken (Japan) and online gaming services, etc. So, it’s not just financial services that need secure and reliable hosting and connectivity services in Luxembourg.

LuxCloud sponsored the VIP-Party on Tuesday evening after the seminar sessions, workshops and exhibition had closed for the day. This not only helped educate the market about their services, but also helped raise the profile of Luxembourg as a serious datacentre, hosting and connectivity service centre.

Then this afternoon, Tom Kettels of Luxembourg for Business introduced and moderated a plenary session in the Main Forum, entitled “From 0 to 5: Insights from a Challenger”. Having a two-page promotional spread in the official programme explaining how Luxembourg now fits into the global hosting world and where it provides many advantages, also helped promote Luxembourg as a brand – with gravitas – to all attendees and exhibitors.

He introduced Luxembourg as providing an environment in which companies can flourish and grow, including the legal and living environments. He referred to international benchmarks as identifying Luxembourg as being “switched on” regarding ICT, being the 2nd best “connected” country in the world. (…)


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By Geoff Thomson

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