Saturday, October 25, 2008

The New York Times Readies HD Online Video Channel As Part of New Brightcove Implementation

from Beet.TV:

>>The New York Times has launched a new HD-format video player with a 16:9 wide-screen frame. Other new features include a redesigned video library, a "Most Viewed" rank, and tools to share videos to social sites like Facebook and Digg.

The new video player is from Brightcove, the Boston-based video services company. Previously, The Times streamed its video using The FeedRoom.

This is the first newspaper implementation of Brightcove 3, the company's new publishing solution. With the technology, The Times has the capability to stream video at DVD-quality of 1.5 megabits per second and higher.

Equinix earnings aftermath: Where does it go from here?

from Tier1 Research:

>>Equinix's earnings call this week was a breath of fresh air for those of us who know that the Internet infrastructure sector is fundamentally strong. Demand is strong in all major markets, including those T1R might have suspected would see immediate weakness, like the New York city metro.

On a different subject, this is also very interesting:

>>Distressed datacenter assets - are there bargains to be found?

Nothing gets T1R's heart beating faster than the prospect of a bargain. So when T1R heard that there were 'distressed assets' to be had from the various failed financial institutions (Countrywide Financial Corp, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, et al.), we were very interested. Which assets, in particular? Distressed datacenter assets, .....

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Euro-IX Launches Euro 35,000 Film Competition to Tell the Story of the Internet

The film-competition is a collaborative initiative of Euro-IX members and patrons and is funded by the following main contributors: AMS-IX, DE-CIX, Equinix, JPNAP, RIPE NCC and Cisco. The competition is also supported by the following other exchanges: FICIX, NIX.CZ, VIX and NetNod.

"Equinix is always looking for new ways to help the public understand the role that internet exchanges play in the operation of the Internet," comments Eric Schwartz, President of Equinix in Europe. "We are excited about being involved with this project and we are looking forward to seeing how the film makers interpret and define the workings of the Internet".

To learn more about the competition, please visit the Euro-IX film competition website .

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

BitGravity Strikes Deal With SpaceX to Stream the Stars

The video content delivery network BitGravity has landed a deal with Silicon Valley, space transportation venture SpaceX to livestream upcoming launches of its rockets from a camera attached to the outside of the vehicles.

While the tech community struggles with the financial frenzy, the year-old CDN is looking up, literally.

“We’re streaming, and they’re launching rockets. It’s kind of interesting to see that happen while massive budgets from other countries are involved doing this, and we’re just a couple of startup companies,” said BitGravity co-founder and CTO Barrett Lyon.

1 Review for Navisite S. Jose data center

Standard run of the mill datacenter with a low power to space density. You'll see a lot of cabinets and racks only partly populated as computing hardware has gotten smaller, more powerful and electricity hungry. The quirk about this place is the guards follow you everywhere until they open your area, then you're free to roam the place. If you have a large computing deployment, it won't have much room for growth, otherwise if you have small co-location needs, it's an adequate facility. 3.5 stars.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Italy leads in robot surgery

(ANSA) - Rome, October 21 - Italy leads Europe in robot surgery and is well on the way to performing the bulk of its cancer operations with robots, experts said Tuesday.

Robot surgery was performed in 29 Italian hospitals last year compared to 18 French hospitals, 13 German ones and nine British ones.

Italy is second in this field only to the United States.

The high precision and wound-reducing accuracy guaranteed by robots is increasingly essential to cancer surgery, the national congress of the Italian Surgical Society was told.

''Robotic surgery permits operations of the utmost complexity with a mini-invasive approach, minimal blood loss and a swift and less painful recovery,'' said Luciano Casciola, head of surgery at Spoleto's San Matteo Hospital.

He said this had ''significant advantages'' for cancer patients who typically have to start chemotherapy as quickly as possible after surgery. There are also notable advantages in terms of lower stress for surgeons who sit down and look at monitors while they operate the robot's mini-scalpels.

''They get much less tired. There is a significant pay-off in terms of risk management,'' Casciola said.

One of the cutting-edge tools at the disposal of Italian cancer surgeons, Casciola observed, was the so-called CyberKnife, a robotic cutter with a tiny radiation gun incorporated.

The special knife enables cancer cells to be blasted in inaccessible parts of the body without harming the healthy cells that surround them.

Most brain and spine tumours will be removed in this way in the future, Casciola said.

Equinix UK

Company Information
Company Name Equinix UK
Also Known As IXEurope UK
Company Website

Public Peering Exchange Points
Exchange Point Name ASN IP Address Mbit/sec
Equinix Newark 21371 1000
Equinix Newark 21371 2001:504:0:6::2:1371:1 1000
LINX 21371 2001:7F8:4:1::537B:1 1000
LINX 21371 1000
LINX 21371 2001:7F8:4::537B:1 1000
LINX 21371 1000
LONAP 21371 t.b.c. 1000

Private Peering Facilities
Facility Name ASN City Country SONET Ethr ATM
Equinix Amsterdam AM1 21371 Amsterdam NL
Equinix Heathrow 21371 West Drayton UK
Equinix London (Park Royal) 21371 London UK
Equinix London City 21371 London UK
Equinix Secaucus (NY2) 21371 Secaucus US
Equinix Slough 21371 Slough UK
Telehouse London (Docklands North) 21371 London UK

PacketExchange Launches Global Network Services in Singapore

PacketExchange expands Asian footprint to satisfy growing demands for global connectivity

CNX2 Frankfurt, Germany- October 21, 2008 – PacketExchange, leading global provider of private network services with internet economics, today announces the expansion of its global network with its launch of services at Equinix Singapore Internet Business Exchange (IBX®) located at 20 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore. The move was spurred by the growing trend in Asia of Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud computing and the associated need for high-quality global connectivity into and out of the region.

As part of the service launch, PacketExchange is inviting existing Singapore IBX customers to plug into its network with a single Ethernet port to gain immediate access to a range of dedicated network services including Global Ethernet, Global Peering, Application Delivery or Content Delivery network services, and Dedicated Internet Access with multi-homed access to multiple Tier 1 IP transit backbones.

PacketExchange’s global network consists of a redundant mesh of dedicated wavelengths and layer-2 MPLS/VPLS technology to ensure low latency, near-zero packet loss and near-zero jitter, offering a fast, reliable and cost-effective alternative to the public Internet. Through carefully managed Quality of Service (QoS), PacketExchange’s global private network supports today’s most demanding applications such as digital media production, high-definition video, telepresence and cloud computing, while making private network security and guaranteed performance economical for organizations both large and small.
“The rapid growth of demand in Asia for cloud computing and Software as a Service is the primary driver for this expansion,” states Chuck Stormon, CMO of PacketExchange. “This deployment will enable our existing and new customers in Singapore and the surrounding region to connect direct with digital trading partners around the world.”

As part of the launch, Singapore IBX customers will benefit from exclusive access to eXpress™, PacketExchange’s revolutionary Global Peering service, extending private peering to over 120 members’ networks in and near its 44 points of presence worldwide.

T1R Insight: Equinix Q2 preview and the interconnection name game

from Tier 1 Research daily newsletter:

>With Equinix's earnings coming out tomorrow,
T1R has leveraged our usual network of customers, observers, competitors and generally sneaky individuals to get an idea of what we should expect. From what we're hearing, the news on Wednesday should be good for Equinix – colocation demand has stayed strong throughout Q2 .....

on a personal note, I do expect a good quarter, but also that revenues from Asia Pacific and Europe, while strong, might get an impact when converted into US$ because of the exchange rate.

As readers might have noticed, I have little time for the blog at the moment, and will not be doing a Q2 preview. Things will hopefully improve soon... :-)

Sunday, October 19, 2008