Wednesday, February 25, 2009
>>For me, there are a couple of key take away points from this deal. To almost any other CDN, Panther Express would not be a good acquisition since they are not global, only provide HTTP delivery, have no applications and are still relatively small revenue wise. CDNetworks is probably the one company where this does make sense since both company's strengths help equal out their weaknesses. Since Panther's services are very basic, the integration of Panther's infrastructure under the CDNetworks umbrella should be pretty straightforward. Unlike what we saw with the VitalStream and Internap integration, CDNetworks does not need to migrate any applications, streaming servers or customers broadcasting live content. While CDNetworks does not appear to be in any hurry to integrate, and does not need to be, it should be pretty simple when the time comes.
>>Based on an interview they did this week with Informa Telecoms & Media, BT said that, "We believe that we can build our own CDN as effectively as reselling others solutions." While this built it yourself approach by BT does not surprise me, unless BT only wants to have a regional CDN footprint, I think it's the wrong approach. It is possible that BT may just focus on building out a European based CDN which would be a lot easier for them than trying to deploy a CDN with a global footprint. But if they want to service content owners who need delivery to all regions of the world, BT is going to have a really hard time playing catch up in the market. You can't just throw a bunch of money at the problem. It takes a lot more than deploying lots of boxes to have a real CDN offering in the marketplace.
>>The consolidation that T1R has long anticipated is starting, in a modest way. Korea-based CDNetworks will merge the operation of its independent US subsidiary with the operations of US-based CDN vendor Panther Express. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
>>Atlanta, GA based IT company DynaSis has recently built a new state-of-the-art data center in downtown Atlanta.
Atlanta, GA -- Atlanta, GA based IT company DynaSis has recently built a new state-of-the-art data center in downtown Atlanta. The facility guarantees a secure and resilient place to house mission-critical equipment, with 24x7x365 server and environmental monitoring systems plus around the clock management personnel, digital video surveillance cameras, electronic access cards, and biometric retina and fingerprint authentication scanners. The data center is served by 6 high speed optical connections from backbone providers AT&T, Sprint, Level 3, Time Warner Telecom and WorldCom. With generator backup support as well as a high capacity UPS and automatic transfer switch, clients can rest assured that their data is protected from disastrous failures.
President David Moorman commented, "Our primary feed is through Internap, the most highly rated backbone provider in the US. Internap's ability to intelligently route traffic for maximum throughput is unsurpassed. They also have superior abilities to detect and quickly respond to threats and traffic issues. Our investment in this upstream provider is well justified."
>>The 2010 Lexus RX 350 and Lexus RX 450h Hybrid now have a cockpit controller like BMW's iDrive--but the Lexus Remote Touch controller is drop-dead simple to use. Remote Touch is the technology highlight of the third generation of Lexus' midsize luxury SUV, along with an impressive Bluetooth system, iPod integration, improved navigation, and a hybrid version that will account for one in five RX sales.
Lexus' Remote Touch replaces the previous-generation touchscreen display and uses a force-feedback joystick rather than the control wheel employed by BMW (iDrive), Audi (MMI), Mercedes-Benz (Comand), as well as Honda/Acura, Hyundai, and Infiniti. Force feedback means that when the joystick pointer nears an object on the 8-inch onscreen LCD, the pointer snaps to the selection.
>>The image of an operation theatre that comes to one’s mind is that of a crowded place with two to three surgeons, an anaesthesiologist and several paramedics surrounding the patient, all needed for even the simplest of surgeries. Thanks to robotic technology, several Indian hospitals may require only one surgeon, an anaesthesiologist and one or two paramedics in the operation theatre. In this nearly empty operation theatre, the doctor sits at a computer console, either in or outside the operating room, using advanced robotic surgery systems to accomplish what once took a dozen people to perform.
In recent times, Apollo Hospitals, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Fortis Hospitals, Hinduja Hospital, HealthCare Global, Care Hospitals, Yashoda Cancer Institute and many more healthcare organisations are increasingly relying on advanced robotic systems like CyberKnife Robotic Radio Surgery and Da Vinci Robotic System. While the former is being utilised for giving radiation to the patients to treat various forms of tumours in the body, the latter is a robotic surgery apparatus. “Therapeutic applications of such systems are found in cardiology, neurology, urology and cancer surgeries,” says Chilukuri Srinivas, consultant clinical oncologist at Yashoda Cancer Institute, Hyderabad.