Saturday, July 19, 2008
>>The problem is that CyberKnife has been successful on so many cases where the patient had run out of options that a lot of informed people, like you, are starting to ask the obvious questions. Very intelligent people, patients with Ph.D.s for example, and I'm speaking here from direct experience, are walking into doctor’s offices saying, look, I’m not going for that. I’ve done the research. I’m at least as current on this science as you, probably more so. I want CyberKnife SRS, period.
We are seeing the beginning of the end for the old, invasive, expensive, barbaric treatment paradigms. In 10 years, most of the current “Gold Standard” treatment protocols will be viewed in much the same way as we now view blood letting.
And, again, by and large, this is a patient-driven mega trend.
>>I'm in the final stages of bidding on a 10-rack cage, it's come between Internap and Switch & Data.
I know the good about hosting with both of them. Who can tell me the bad?
Please, don't email me telling me about your datacenter, because I'm not looking at any other providers this late in the game.
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Your comment about 'this late in the game' seems to indicate some lack of planning as these differences should have been made clear to you earlier on. Perhaps that may have swayed your decisions already.
James Cornman -
It is possible to bring other carriers into (some) Internap facilities.
Internap is charging for cross-connects now, even in Internap facilities.
All things being equal, I would take Internap just about every time. This despite having our rates jacked up considerably recently.
I'm actually in two other Internap facilities right now, and it's never been a problem bringing in other carriers that are live in the building. The Seattle Internap building itself has 5 other carriers on-net, plus a reasonable cross-connect fee to get onto Sabey's Fiber network, which gets me to their meetmeroom, and their other Seattle area buildings.
Ignoring the rude post above the one I'm actually replying to, how is this different from any other facility? Every carrier-netural facility charges cross-connect fees to connect to other providers.
Michael T. Halligan | www.bitpusher.com | datacenterjunkie blog
Internap.. is well a IP transit company that dabbles into datacenter space.
With that being said. Why not go to a switch & data building and get internap transit? That is if they are on-net in a switch & data facility near you.
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Thanks for all the suggestions on bandwidth but I'm covered, really I am. I can get the same 5 providers I want at Switch & Data or at Internap. What I'm trying to find is people's anecdotal experiences with how these companies manage their presences at non-equinix facilities. I'm more interested in customer experience, how they manage power incidents, and how reliable their power plants have been over-all.
Michael T. Halligan | www.bitpusher.com | datacenterjunkie blog
I think most of these answers are going to be very dependent on the location...which ones are you looking at?
If you're already a customer of Internap, you already know they have a great NOC, probably the best in the business (at least in my experience). I've been through a power outage while leasing colo space / transit with Internap, but at an Equinix facility. If anything, I would think that dealing direct with Internap for datacenter related issues might be better, as there are definitely some issues at times going through the customer -> Internap -> Equinix hierarchy to get things done.
Is Internap just selling you space without their IP transit? I was under the impression they didn't do that, but things may have changed and maybe they got some extra space to move.
1) INAP Colo marketing is guided to raise their revenues year over year, but they have had a little misguided focus on getting their revenue more based on existing base vs. getting more inventory to sell. They don't offer SAS70 options - except thru 365 Main locations. (think the highest power density I have heard from this group is about 150 watts per ft)
2) S & D - more than likely can support higher densities (this based on information they provided the street that they were building HPD above and beyond the normals of 100 W / 150 W per ft.) they also could bring the optional SAS70 cert - but could be wrong on that, been a while since I talked with a rep over there.
(2) decent companies - good luck with your purchase - I would do a 60 mo term and make them get aggressive rates - Also - HAVE THEM LOCK IN THE POWER RATES it is only going to get more expensive on this part of the business plan.
But - without you providing which sites you are considering - I could not give you clarity on which one - just more of an overall perspective....
Friday, July 18, 2008
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>>A little over a year after bagging those profits, Immersion (Nasdaq: IMMR) remains loaded with potential, but still somewhat on the launchpad. As a small-cap company, it's still volatile, so the stock market's breakdown hasn't helped its progress in trading terms.
But the promise of its industry ("haptics" - i.e. touch-screen and force-feedback technology) is tremendous and has received much greater press from the iPhone. Let's take a look at this fast-growing trend, its future outlook, and where market leader Immersion is headed from here…
Georgetown Only CyberKnife Center in Mid-Atlantic Treating Children With Targeted Non-Surgical Radiation
“My daughter had no side effects whatsoever from the CyberKnife,” said Kari Vance. “She was very scared in the beginning but she got used to it and did great.”
“We used the CyberKnife to get to places we couldn’t reach with surgery or standard radiation, and very importantly, without damaging other important tissue. She was a real trooper,” said Dr. Gagnon.
Georgetown physicians have been using CyberKnife to zap inoperable cancerous as well as benign lesions since 2002. Originally purchased to treat the brain, neck and spine, Georgetown’s program has advanced and expanded to now treat tumors virtually anywhere in the body. Georgetown University Hospital was the 6th center in the United States to start using CyberKnife and is one of just a handful of centers in the world that has two machines.
Department of Ophthalmology, Krieger Eye Institute, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA. email@example.com
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to better understand the safety and efficacy of CyberKnife image-guided radiosurgery for lesions immediately adjacent to the optic nerves. METHODS: This retrospective, non-comparative, interventional case series included 16 patients (6 women and 10 men) with lesions located wholly within the orbit. Thirteen cases involved tumors (31% benign and 69% malignant), two cases presented with chronic orbital inflammation and one patient had intraorbital tissue growth secondary to Graves disease. Staged radiosurgical ablation was performed using CyberKnife image-guided technology. The main outcome measures analyzed were change in tumor/neoplasm size, pain, visual field preservation and visual acuity, which were followed for up to 15 months. RESULTS: Twelve patients had a postoperative MRI, which revealed either a decrease or stabilization of tumor size. In the five lymphoma cases there was complete disappearance of the tumor. Pretreatment pain resolved in all 10 patients who reported it before the procedure; improvement in pain typically occurred within 1-2 weeks of radiosurgery. All 16 patients had a visual evaluation performed after the procedure: of these, 15 had no change in their visual field and one reported improvement. Visual acuity was preserved in 13 patients and improved in two, while one patient developed diplopia. CONCLUSIONS: Staged CyberKnife radiosurgery is an effective option for the treatment of intraorbital lesions that controls tumor size, relieves pain, and preserves vision. The long-term safety of this treatment remains to be confirmed.PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE
No outlook, as usual...
Thursday, July 17, 2008
The cellphone will change the radio landscape by not only establishing a two-way modality but by ushering in new models for advertising that are mapped to people's musical tastes and perhaps locally relevant as well thanks to GPS. This maybe one of the most promising mobile ad formats and is a space to watch.
Apple Inc. sold 1 million of its iPhones in the three days after the July 11 debut of a faster model, more than double some analysts' estimates. Kallasvuo said "the next wave of growth'' will come from devices linked with services such as mobile Web applications, navigation maps or portable music stores.
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Internap Performance IP Supports Entertainment Company's 16 Million User-Generated Internet Radio Stations
ATLANTA - May 23, 2006 - Internap Network Services Corporation (AMEX:IIP), a leading provider of performance-based routing solutions over the Internet, today announced that Pandora (www.pandora.com), an online music listening and discovery service, has increased its usage of the Internap(R) Performance IP service to optimize continued audio streaming of Pandora's diverse collection of music, powered by their Music Genome Project. Pandora users can create a station by simply typing in an artist name or song name to create a personalized, streamed listening experience. Users can create up to 100 stations and interactively guide the service by providing feedback on song choices and creating a personal page of "favorites". Additionally, stations can be shared with friends via email. Listeners have created 16 million stations since Pandora's launch in the fall of 2005.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
A small but important step in this direction was made last week by Ukraine’s richest man, Rinat Akhmetov, who announced he will donate $40 million from his estimated $31 billion in wealth to purchase stateoftheart oncology diagnostic equipment.
While standard at hospitals in many moreadvanced nations, the equipment that Akhmetov pledged to donate is unheard of in Ukraine.
The money provided by Akhmetov’s Development of Ukraine charity foundation will go to acquiring two apparatus for positron emissive tomography (PET), a gammaray chamber, a cyberknife and some other equipment to diagnose and treat cancer.
>>Pandora’s internet radio has always been one of those sites that was really cool in concept, but too inconvenient to ever go mainstream.
But with the launch of Pandora’s new iPhone app last Friday, it looks like the service is about to hit critical mass. It’s a free, mobile, digital radio station that only plays music you like and lets you skip the stuff you don’t. And it rocks.
We introduced the app last Friday, when we called it our “flat out favorite application so far”, and since then it hasn’t failed to impress. Streamed music plays flawlessly over Edge and 3G networks - during a 40 mile drive I didn’t once run into any kind of skipping or static. Even better, the app currently has no advertisements playing, though we can probably expect that to change.
Unsurprisingly, Pandora’s usage stats are overwhelmingly positive. Pandora is currently the fourth most popular free app on iTunes (behind Apple’s Remote, AIM, and WeatherBug), and has reportedly been seeing a new listener every 2 seconds. Usage over the weekend hit an all-time high for the service, with 3.3 million tracks streamed to iPhone listeners alone. Perhaps more impressive is the retention rate of listeners, who are averaging over an hour of listening per day.
This system has allowed game manufacturers to replace their mechanical buttons with a video-based button panel so players receive tactile feedback similar to pressing a mechanical button, which will increase player involvement and time on machine.
“We really relish this Most Innovative Gaming Technology Product of the Year award since the selection was made by the broad range of industry technology specialists in attendance,” said Scott Hagermoser, gaming business unit manager for 3M Touch Systems. “This award is another indicator that the MicroTouch Capacitive TouchSense System could become the next-generation touch interface for the gaming machine industry.”
Monday, July 14, 2008
NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Atlanta, GA, United States, 07/14/2008 - Tulip Systems, Inc. announced today that it has just completed major infrastructure upgrades to meet the demand of an ever increasing marketplace and its ever growing client list.
“It is apparent that Data Center space in our hometown of Atlanta is quickly being absorbed. As a result, we are experiencing greater demand for our co-location capabilities. We are on top of the largest peering point in the South Eastern United States and are already operating both Tier I A and Tier II A centers here. Our new center is being launched as Tier III A”, said Nino Doijashvili, the company’s CEO.
>>The conventional wisdom is that the downturn in the economy and the financial sector will lead to reduced IT spending by Wall Street. After last week's market selloff, concerns about demand for data center space and services might seem reasonable, particularly with reports of slowing demand in London due to fewer requirements from financial firms.
Some Wall Street firms aren't thinking about IT cutbacks. Reuven Cohen from Sys-Con attended last week's Morgan Stanley CTO Summit in San Francisco, and shares this account
The BlackBerry Thunder touchscreen has apparently tactile feedback. It is "soft" and pushes in a bit.
The first rumors about the BlackBerry Thunder appeared in May. The BlackBerry Thunder is considered to be released late this year (November) according to BGR.
More photos and details on CrackBerry. More BlackBerry Thunder News.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
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