Saturday, August 2, 2008

Equinix Holland

As Amsterdam has just opened, this is only for the purpose of completing all European locations...

Company Name Virtu Secure Webservices
Also Known As VIRTU
Company Website
Primary ASN 16243
IRR Record
Network Type NSP
Approx Prefixes 15
Traffic Levels 1-5Gbps
Traffic Ratios Mostly Outbound
Geographic Scope Europe

Equinix Amsterdam AM1

Equinix Enschede EN1

List of Private Peering Participants at this Facility (Total: 2 )
Peer Name ASN SONET Ethernet ATM
Concepts ICT Holding B.V. 12871
Virtu Secure Webservices 16243

Equinix Zwolle ZW1

Cyberknife treats intractable mental illnesses

from the Yahoo MB, a post by yyy60:

Stereotactic lesioning for mental illness

OBJECTIVE: The authors report stereotactically created lesioning by radiofrequency or Cyberknife radiosurgery for patients with mental illness.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Since 1993, thirty-eight patients have undergone stereotactic psychosurgery for medically intractable mental illnesses. Two patients had aggressive behavior. Twenty-five patients suffered from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and ten patients had depression. Another patient suffered from atypical psychosis. Bilateral amygdalotomy and subcaudate tractotomy were done for aggressive behavior. Limbic leucotomy or anterior cingulotomy was done for OCD and subcaudate tractotomy with or without cingulotomy was done for depression. In twenty-three patients, the lesions were made by a radiofrequency (RF) lesion generator. In fifteen cases, the lesions were made with CyberKnife Radiosurgery (CKRS).

RESULTS: The Overt Aggression Scale (OAS) declined from 8 to 2 with clinical improvement during follow up period. With long-term follow up (meaning 57 months) in 25 OCDs, the mean Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Score (YBOCS) declined from 34 to 13 (n = 25). The Hamilton Depression scale (HAMD) for ten patients with depression declined from 38.5 to 10.5 (n = 10). There was no operative mortality and no significant morbidity except one case with transient urinary incontinence.

CONCLUSION: Authors suggest that stereotactic psychosurgery by RF and CKRS could be a safe and effective means of treating some medically intractable mental illnesses.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Vocus Communications - Equinix

Company Name Vocus Communications
Also Known As Vocus Connect
Company Website
Primary ASN 4826
IRR Record
Network Type NSP
Approx Prefixes
Traffic Levels 1-5Gbps
Traffic Ratios Mostly Inbound
Geographic Scope Global
Looking Glass URL
Route Server URL
Notes Australian Backbone NSP

Public Peering Exchange Points
Equinix Sydney 4826 TBA 1000

Equinix Switzerland

Company Information
Company Name Equinix Switzerland
Also Known As IXEurope, IXServices, CH
Company Website
Primary ASN 35054

Equinix Geneva
List of Private Peering Participants at this Facility (Total: 16 )
Peer Name ASN SONET Ethernet ATM
BSO Communication SAS 31216
cablecom GmbH 8404
Cogent Communications, Inc. 174
Equinix Switzerland 35054
Fibre Lac 15479
Genotec Internet Consulting AG 16215
Init Seven AG 13030
IP-MAN 20932
IP-Max 25091
ISP Solutions SA 34146
Jaguar Network 30781
Swisscom (Schweiz) AG 12429
Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd 3303
UPC Distribution Services 6830
V-Com Openpath 29215
VTX Services SA 12350

Equinix Zurich 1

List of Private Peering Participants at this Facility (Total: 38 )
Peer Name ASN SONET Ethernet ATM
Antares Kommunikationstechnik ( 34554
ARCOR AG & Co. KG 3209
BSE Software GmbH 9044
cablecom GmbH 8404
Cogent Communications, Inc. 174
Computerline Group 41913
dataway GmbH 8237
Equinix Switzerland 35054
Fibre Lac 15479
Finecom Telecommunications AG 15600
Genotec Internet Consulting AG 16215
Google Inc. 15169
Init Seven AG 13030
Inode GmbH, Austria 8514
Interway Communication GmbH 8758
IP-MAN 20932
KPN 286
Lambdanet Communications 13237
Leaseweb 16265
LTT Inc 12682
METANET GmbH 21069
Neolution AG 42784
nexellent ag 31424
OpenCarrier e.G. 41692
senseLAN GmbH 31736
SpeedPartner GmbH 34225
Swisscom (Schweiz) AG 12429
Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd 3303
TELE2 1257
Telecom Italia Sparkle 6762
Telecom Liechtenstein AG 20634
TIC The Internet Company AG 1836
Tiscali International Network 3257
VTX Services SA 12350
Zattoo 8302
ZUGERNET - Hofmann Informatik AG 28859

Equinix Zurich 2

List of Private Peering Participants at this Facility (Total: 15 )
Peer Name ASN SONET Ethernet ATM
Akamai Technologies 20940
BSE Software GmbH 9044
cablecom GmbH 8404
Cogent Communications, Inc. 174
Computerline Group 41913
Equinix Switzerland 35054
Finecom Telecommunications AG 15600
Genotec Internet Consulting AG 16215
Init Seven AG 13030
METANET GmbH 21069
senseLAN GmbH 31736
Swisscom (Schweiz) AG 12429
Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd 3303
Telecom Italia Sparkle 6762
UPC Distribution Services 6830


from the IV MB, a post by cellodude:


Casino Journal, dated today.

Relevant excerpts:

["Literally, millions of [our] touch systems are in the field being used daily...”

Lately, however, the 3M Touch Systems product that has garnered the most gaming interest is the MicroTouch Capacitive TouchSense (MCT) system. MCT is a next-generation touch interface for gaming machines where players receive tactile feedback on the touch screen surface as well as the traditional audio and visual cues...

“[The MCT] tactile feedback enhancement to the ClearTek II product is destined to be the next generation touch interface for gaming machines,” Hagermoser said.

Hagermoser added that GTECH subsidiary Speilo announced they will start using the MCT system.]

Akamai Miss: Blame Broadband or Competition?

A very nice summary of what's been reported about the Akamai earning call, by Data Center Knowledge:

>>Shares of Akamai (AKAM) plunged 23.5 percent Thursday after the company reported subpar earnings and lowered its full-year sales and profit guidance. That prompted a decline of $7.91 to $23.34 a share. Akamai shares have been beaten up before, but today's discussion quickly focused on the company's rationale for its earnings miss. A roundup:

Earnings roundup: So far, so good for Internet infrastructure

from Tier 1 Research Daily newsletter, the headline:

>>Earnings roundup: So far, so good for Internet infrastructure - market healthy

After the first week of quarterly earnings, it's a good time to look back and see how the Internet infrastructure industry is doing.

BitGravity, Inc. - Equinix Dallas pending

Company Name BitGravity, Inc.
Also Known As BitGravity
Company Website
Primary ASN 40009
Network Type Content
Approx Prefixes 9
Traffic Levels Not Disclosed
Traffic Ratios Heavy Outbound
Geographic Scope North America
Looking Glass URL
Route Server URL
Notes Open peering policy... Seeking new peers at all exchange points

Equinix Dallas 40009 PENDING / Sometime 1000

DSLExtreme - Equinix LA (LAX2) Public peering is closed

Company Name DSLExtreme
Also Known As Extreme Telecom
Company Website
Primary ASN 19817
IRR Record
Network Type Cable/DSL/ISP
Approx Prefixes 56
Traffic Levels 1-5Gbps
Traffic Ratios Mostly Inbound
Geographic Scope Regional
Looking Glass URL
Route Server URL
Notes Currently our Equinix LA (LAX2) Public peering is closed. We have removed our public peering sessions here.


Thursday, July 31, 2008

KTFT: Leading the world of mobile technology

KTFT is a handset manufacturer specialist (and part of the KT group) that emerged as a separate company from KTF in October 2001 to take on the challenge of being a global handset provider after successful development experience in making handsets for KTF.

The company has concentrated on leading/core technology development and marketing, while outsourcing production and development of products with more general technology applications.

KTF Technologies is recognized for its top technological know-how as a leader in CDMA technology, as seen with IS-95B. CDMA 2000 1x, and 1xEV-DO. Of particular note also is the Korean-licensed Dual LCD technology, which has become a key development in Korea’s handset history and is now widely used in high-quality products.

It is reaping the rewards of its leading technology in CDMA and IMT-2000, and will utilize its proven technological power as a background to development of key wireless telecommunications technology, including cutting-edge CDMA and IMT 2000 technology, as well as wireless mobile solutions.

large concentration of power in the data centre

>>We're investigating alternative generation technology. In California we're looking at a fuel cell test for generating electricity, and also at building co-generation that let us produce power on site from less invasive utilities such as natural gas," says Pat Leonard, senior manager of strategic initiatives at datacentre operator Equinix. "We're looking at solar panels too, although they can only do so much, and there's a large concentration of power in the data centre.

Cooling, which takes up a significant percentage of a datacentre's power requirements, is traditionally handled with expensive cooling towers. Equinix is also looking into heat exchangers that use either 'grey water' (water that has already been used in other parts of a building) or ambient air to extract heat from air inside the server room.

Bakersfield will soon have three cancer centers.

>>Construction is wrapping up on a separate building that will house the center’s new CyberKnife, a noninvasive treatment for tumors. The project totals $5 million.

Akamai Bends to Reality

A very interesting comment on Akamai recent results and conference call, from Telecom Ramblings. Please also note the comment by Dan Rayburn, who is also writing a similar article on his blog:

Could it be that the economy is hurting the CDN business, but not even touching the booming colocation and hosting sectors, nor damaging the telecom operators? Is content really that different a market? I don’t actually think so ...

Dan Rayburn // Jul 31, 2008 at 10:25 am

I think you are dead on. It’s a challenging sales environment as they have more CDNs competing for the M&E business.

Haptic fantastic

>>Flat 2: Haptic fantastic

BlackBerry Storm will showcase the latest haptic technology – that’s where you feel some physical response to jabbing the touchscreen. With the storm, you’ll be able to feel localised feedback from the actual spot on screen you prodded, not simply the whole phone. This should make typing texts and e-mails feel a lot more natural, as well as making them a lot more accurate.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, or Tube as its also known, has been the subject of further leaks following its movie debut in The Dark Knight.

The Tube is a touchscreen model with haptic feedback.


TelecityGroup - strong growth in H1

Tier 1 Research headline:

>>TelecityGroup released its H1 2008 financial results, which show strong growth with revenues of £61.9m, up 19.5% from H2 2007. Q2 earnings reported by Equinix, Switch and Data and Savvis have shown the strength of the colocation and outsourced datacenter market. T1R believes that Telecity's strong results provide more confirmation ...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Qatar Telecom (Qtel) - Equinix

New partecipant on The Ashburn (Washington DC metro) GigE Exchange:

Our Vision

To be among the top 20 telecommunications companies in the world by 2020.
Our Company Profile

Qatar Telecom (Qtel) is the telecommunications service provider licensed by the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR) to provide both fixed and mobile telecommunications services in the state of Qatar. We have a presence in 16 countries and we are committed to expansion both in the MENA region and South East Asia.

  • The 22nd of June, 2008 witnessed the first step in Qtel’s strategy to deploy WiMAX services in the region after establishing wi-tribe Group, when we launched wireless broadband Internet service for the first time in Jordan.
  • In June 2008 we completed our acquisition of Indonesia Communications Limited (“ICLM”) and Indonesia Communications Pte. Ltd. (“ICLS”), which hold a combined 40.8%, interest in PT Indosat Tbk (“Indosat”) for US$1.8 billion in cash. With this transaction, the Group has increased its strategic stake in Indosat and raised Qtel’s customers base up to nearly 44 million customers in 16 countries. This also broadened the company’s interests in Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world.
  • In 2007 we received the "Deal of the Year" award after acquiring 51% of the share capital of Kuwait based National Mobile Telecommunications Company KSC - (Wataniya) from Kuwait Projects Company for a total cash consideration of $3.8 billion. This deal is expected to increase Qtel's role in the MENA region.

  • In January 2007 we extended our international presence after acquiring an approximate 25% equity stake in ST Telemedia's Asia Mobile Holdings Pte. Ltd. ("AMH") in four countries.

  • As of September 2007 the Qtel Group achieved revenues of QR 6,903 bn (2006 - 3.083 bn), an increase of 123.9% over the corresponding period in 2006. The Group also grew its mobile subscriber base from 1.3 million in September 2006 to 14.2 million as of September 2007.

  • In November 2006 we signed an agreement with AT&T Inc to acquire a strategic stake in NavLink - a leading provider of managed data services to businesses in the Middle East.

  • In 2006 Qtel was the prestige partner of, and official telecommunications provider to, the 15th Asian Games Doha. It was here that we implemented the most advanced technology in the region, including a wide range of local and international telephone services, Internet and data services, and complete support for the television and radio broadcasting required to support the Games and transmit it to over 3 billion people around the world.

  • Qtel is a winner of the 2005 Gulf Excellence Award and the 2006 GCC Economic Award. The company is listed on the Doha Securities Market, Abu Dhabi Securities Market, Bahrain Stock Exchange and has a GDR listing at the London Stock Exchange.

  • In 2004, Qtel won the public tender for Oman's second mobile license and subsequently launched its Nawras subsidiary services in March 2005, capturing more than 897,000 new customers (over 40% of the Omani mobile market) in just over 20 months of operations.

CyberKnife at AAPM...

from a post on the Yahoo MB by pauvrepapillon

SU-GG-I-80Preliminary Evaluation of the QCkV-1 Phantom and CyberKnife® Digital Flat Panel Detector (FPD) Imager Response - A Purwar1 *, (1) Accuray Incorporated, Sunnyvale, CA
SU-GG-T-230Method to Validate the Dosimetric Accuracy of Motion Tracking in Cyberknife Using a CIRS Dynamic Phantom - C Munoz1 *, J Hevezi2 , R Waggener3 , (1) , San Antonio, TX, AF, (2) Methodist Cancer Center, San Antonio, TX, UY, (3) UT Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, TX
SU-GG-T-236Practical Suggestions for Annual Quality Assurance in CyberKnife - A Prabhu *, D Saini , B Patadiya , Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, Melbourne, FL
SU-GG-T-314Monte Carlo Investigation of the New Cyberknife with a High Dose Rate - JS Li*, J Fan, C-M Ma, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
SU-GG-T-458Improved Accuracy and Potentially Faster CyberKnife Synchrony Treatments by Tightening Constraints - J Grimm1 *, D Jacob1 , L Simpson1 , C Robinson1 , J Mento1 , T Bragg1 , (1) Christiana Care Health Services, Newark, DE
SU-GG-T-463Validity of Inhomogeneity Correction in Small Felds Used in CyberKnife - I Das*1, G Cryan (1) Univ Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
SU-GG-T-464Comparison of Dose Gradient in The Critical Normal Structures Between CyberKnife and IMRT Treatment of Prostate Cancer - S Hossain *, A Gottschalk , K Huang , P Xia , M Descovich , C Chuang , L Ma , University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
SU-GG-T-465Sequential Optimization Script to Generate HDR-Like Dose Distribution for Hypofractionated Prostate Treatment with CyberKnife System - E Lessard1 *, (1) Accuray Incorporated, Sunnyvale, CA
TH-D-AUD A-7Risk of Secondary Fatal Malignancies From Cyberknife Radiosurgery - M Bellon1 *, D Followill2 , G Ibbott3 , R White4 , M Salehpour5 , A Mahajan6 , S Kry7 , C Ding8 , (1) , Houston, TX, (2) UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, (3) UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, (4) UT M.D. Anderson Cancer , Houston, TX, (5) UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, (6) UT M.D. Anderson Cancer , Houston, TX, (7) MD Anderson Cancer Ctr., Houston, TX, (8) UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, AF
TU-FF-A3-4Intrafraction Motion of Prostate in Cyberknife Hypofractionated Radiotherapy - Y Xie1 *, D Djajaputra2 , C King3 , S Hossain4 , L Ma5 , L Xing6 , (1) Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, (2) Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, MD, (3) Stanford University, Stanford, CA, (4) UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, (5) UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA, (6) Stanford Univ School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
WE-E-AUD B-1Accuracy of the Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Algorithm for Cyberknife Treatment of Small Lung Lesions - M Hol1 *, JPA Marijnissen1 , P van der Baan1 , BJM Heijmen1 , (1) Erasmus MC - Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam, , NL
WE-E-AUD B-2Validation Tests for CyberKnife® Monte Carlo Dose Calculations Using Heterogeneous Phantoms - M Muniruzzaman *, J Dooley , W Kilby , M Lee , C Maurer , C Sims , Accuray Inc., 1310 Chesapeake Tr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Last week, Swayze spoke of his recovery

>>Last week, Swayze spoke of his recovery, saying: "I'm doing really well. I feel really good. I've put on 20lbs. I should be dead right now. Look at me - I'm a miracle." He credits his recovery to his undergoing pioneering Cyberknife radiotherapy at California's Stamford University Medical Center. He has also been sticking to a strict diet of fruit and vegetables.

SAVVIS - colocation

SAVVIS reported 2Q 2008 results Tuesday night (see Seeking Alpha conference call transcript for more information).

Although the picture is somehow mixed, results from colocation and managed hosting were very good.

SAVVIS also used the conference call to disclose several interesting information on the state of the colocation business, including several interesting data for their locations, like power density, demand and pricing depending on the power density used per s.f., etc. etc.

It is worth reproducing some of their slides used during the call and available at this link on their I/R page: Opens State-of-the-Art Data Center - (Equinix) Opens State-of-the-Art Data Center

Industry-leading reliability and advanced features applauded by customers such as Parature, Inc. and Linden Labs.

McLean, Va. (PRWEB) July 30, 2008 --, a leading provider of on-demand call center and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) solutions, announced today completion of its state-of-the-art data center. Created in partnership with Equinix, a leading provider of network-neutral data center and interconnection services, the new data facility offers enterprise-level performance and handling for all customers. As of today, 100% of's customer call volume and data traffic has been migrated successfully to this new facility.
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"Reliability, speed and security are essential to any organization conducting business via the phone," said Michael Zirngibl, President and CEO of "As our customers grow, has continued to grow with them by constantly pushing the technology threshold that helps them communicate faster and more effectively."

By partnering with Equinix, has created a data center that offers virtually limitless traffic capacity and enhanced uptime combined with several next-generation features. customers will enjoy 24/7 monitoring to ensure connectivity regardless of volume peaks, with more than 700 performance checks conducted each minute. The new system also offers increased flexibility and integration options, allowing organizations a wider range of telco partners and ensuring seamless implementation of new features and expanded services.

Angel is a key technology for us and their work to implement a new, state-of-the-art datacenter can only benefit the work that we do
"The new Equinix data facility makes it even easier for our customers to create and deploy world-class IVR and virtual call center applications," said Ashish Soni, VP of Technology for "And they now have more freedom than ever to do things such as adding new applications, rerouting calls or changing entire menus without interrupting service."

Equinix was chosen by because of their cutting edge technology, as well as reputation for dependability. The Equinix Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX®) centers provide network diversity and unrivaled reliability, while serving as essential core hubs for Internet operations world-wide. Equinix IBX centers make available the most secure, redundant and flexible Internet infrastructure solutions in the industry. IBX centers have 100% uptime, which allows their customers to install, organize and deploy their operations for unparalleled performance and reliability. customer Parature is highly impressed with their level of service since migrating all of their call and data traffic to the new data facility.

"We have always been impressed with's products and technology," said Ben Martin, VP of Customer Care, Parature. "As a software-as-a-service organization ourselves, we understand how critical a state-of-the-art data center is to our business. The fact that was able to perform such a complex task without customer impact is a testament to the value they place on offering only the best tools to help us grow our business."

Linden Lab, developers of the virtual world SecondLife, have also been pleased with the seamless transition and possibilities of's new data center.

"Angel is a key technology for us and their work to implement a new, state-of-the-art datacenter can only benefit the work that we do," said Jack Linden, Director of Customer Relations. "It has been impressive to see them transition to the new infrastructure so seamlessly and with no loss of service at all."

About is a leading provider of on-demand call center and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) solutions, which enable organizations of all sizes to quickly deploy powerful telephony applications. More than 1,600 customers turn to's proprietary Voice Site technology to power customer service and marketing phone numbers using intelligent speech recognition that can automate most phone-based interactions. With an innovative Internet-based solution that requires no investment in hardware, software, or human resources, balances the need for high-quality communications with affordable pay-as-you-go pricing. To learn more about, visit

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Accuray rises following analyst upgrade

>>Shares of radiosurgery device maker Accuray Inc. rose Tuesday after a Soleil Securities analyst upgraded the stock, saying it will trade higher as Accuray provides new details and clinical data for its CyberKnife system.

>>In a telephone interview, Accuray Chief Executive Euan Thomson said the company uses a different business model from other medical equipment makers: at least once a year, the company offers upgrade packages for its CyberKnife system, which can siginficantly increase its capabilities.

Thomson said the company has been collecting data on patients treated with CyberKnife for three to five years. While the data has not yet been peer-reviewed and may not be published for as much as a year, he said the early results look “extremely promising.”

Accuray also has a partnership with CyberHeart, a startup that is testing radiosurgical treatments for atrial fibrillation, or abnormal heart rhythms. CyberHeart believes atrial fibrillation can be treated by making controlled lesions in the heart.

Equinix UK

Equinix Heathrow

List of Private Peering Participants at this Facility (Total: 9 )
Peer Name ASN SONET Ethernet ATM
Datanet 20799
Equinix UK 21371
Exponential-e Ltd 25180
Fubra 35456
ioko 30914
Kingston Communications 8897
Rackspace 15395
Viatel 8190
Websense, SurfControl On-Demand Ltd 44444

Equinix London (Park Royal)

List of Private Peering Participants at this Facility (Total: 2 )
Peer Name ASN SONET Ethernet ATM
Equinix UK 21371
Exponential-e Ltd 25180

Equinix London City

List of Private Peering Participants at this Facility (Total: 8 )
Peer Name ASN SONET Ethernet ATM
Cogent Communications, Inc. 174
Equinix UK 21371
Exponential-e Ltd 25180
Global Crossing 3549
hSo 20679
Kingston Communications 8897
Madison Tyler, LLC 36184
Telecom Italia Sparkle 6762

Equinix Slough

List of Private Peering Participants at this Facility (Total: 2 )
Peer Name ASN SONET Ethernet ATM
Equinix UK 21371
Exponential-e Ltd 25180