Saturday, July 18, 2009

Job trends - Accuray

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Cancer rivalries intensify

from the Philadelphia Business Journal (HT to yyy60 on the IV MB):

>>Cancer rivalries intensify

Fox Chase Cancer Center raised the bar in the increasingly competitive cancer-care arena this week with the opening of its $14 million radiation therapy center in Buckingham in Bucks County.


The Buckingham center will have all of the same technology found at the main campus, plus something the Philadelphia site doesn’t have: a CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system.

“The CyberKnife allows for a more precise treatment of tumors,” said Hayes, director of Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham. “It delivers a higher dose of radiation to a smaller area, and it provides real-time imaging of a tumor while it is being treated so you adjust the treatment to the motion of the tumor. Tumors do move during treatment.”

Internap peering - Europe

after LINX, it's time for AMS-IX (just a 1 Gig port, for the time being). DE-CIX next?

Company Information
Company Name Internap
Also Known As Internap Network Services
Company Website
Primary ASN 22212
Network Type NSP
Approx Prefixes 4000
Traffic Levels 50-100 Gbps
Traffic Ratios Balanced
Geographic Scope Global
Looking Glass URL
Route Server URL
Notes Internap, AS 22212, is expanding in Europe and the U.S. and is actively seeking peers. Please contact us to discuss peering if our locations overlap.

Public Peering Exchange Points
Exchange Point Name ASN IP Address Mbit/sec
AMS-IX 22212 1000

Friday, July 17, 2009

An Opera Singer Breathes Anew

from HT to yyy60 on the IV MB:

>>What is remarkable, notable and other-worldly about this performance, aside from it happening to fall on her birthday, is that Ms. Cao’s vocal pyrotechnics were made possible due to her being treated by Dr. David Larson using a technique called the cyberknife, something that is so impossibly sci-fi as to not be believed. But, the point being that between the two of these doctors they saved this woman’s vocal chords.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tier 1 Research - Equinix espansion in Chicago

Hat off to Tier 1 Research:

>>By Staff, March 12, 2009

Firm may add space at data center

Equinix Inc., which operates data storage facilities, may lease another 20,000 square feet at the Lakeside Technology Center, 350 E. Cermak Rd., according to a recent report from Foster City, Calif.-based Equinix delivered exceptional results in 2008, CEO Steve Smith said in a release, “creating a strong platform for growth in 2009.” The space became available, says, after Denver-based high speed internet provider Qwest Communications International Inc. vacated one floor last year in the 1.13-million-square-foot facility, which is owned by San Francisco-based Digital Realty Trust Inc. Equinix did not return a call. Digital Realty declined to confirm that Equinix is considering taking more space.

Internap Sr. Vice President of Operations and Support

Tim Sullivan is off the Internap Leadership Team page, and Mr. Orchard is the new entry:

>>Steven Orchard

Sr. Vice President of Operations and Support


Steve Orchard leads the company's operations and customer support programs. In his role, he is responsible for the operations of the Internap IP Network, the Network Operations Center, Core Systems and Security, as well as all customer support.

Mr. Orchard has significant experience in network technology and design, data center operations, and customer support. His team is responsible for network and data center operations, product delivery and enhancing the company's strong service reputation. Since arriving at Internap in 1999 he has held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility including Network Engineer, Director of Network Operations and Vice President of Operations.

Prior to Internap, he held Systems positions with Codesic, Inc. In Kirkland, WA and Oasis Systems, in Bellevue, WA. Mr. Orchard holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon in Eugene.

CTO Sullivan departs Internap as new CEO Cooney continues to retool

from Tier1 Research daily newsletter:

>>CTO Sullivan departs Internap as new CEO Cooney continues to retool

T1R sometimes envisions new Internap Network Services CEO Eric Cooney as an auto mechanic, with the company up on a hydraulic lift – he's rebuilding Internap's engine, one bit at a time. Over the past few years, Internap has had made a number of questionable human resource choices – losing .....

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Internap Axes CTO Position

Rob Powell, at Telecom Rumblings, has an interesting comment on Internap:

>>Internap Axes CTO Position

Of course, Eric Cooney just took over as the new CEO in March, and since then it apparently hasn’t been a fun place to work. The company laid off 10% of its workforce in April, including its cloud computing team, a bunch of systems engineers, and a wide array of middle management. Last month, it was their VP of engineering Steve Kiene who left the company, and now their CTO is leaving abruptly.

The company has been having trouble settling on a new path. Its core IP transit business remains weak, it doesn’t have the funds to build datacenter space indefinitely, and its CDN business remains in the industry penalty box. Perhaps the next move for Cooney is simply to sell the company - he wouldn’t much need a CTO if that were the case.

Equinix further expansion in Chicago

Today, Equinix (EQIX) announced its intention to further expand at 350 E. Cermak in Chicago, with a new offering (IBX shared suite) specifically targeted at the Financial Trading Companies in need for space in close proximity to its existing Financial eXchange (downtown CH1 and CH2 data centers).

The space has been leased from Digital Realty Trust (DLR):

>>Equinix Signs New Turn-Key Datacenter(SM) Lease Agreement With Digital Realty Trust

SAN FRANCISCO, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR - News), the world's largest wholesale datacenter provider, has completed a new Turn-Key Datacenter(SM) lease agreement with Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX - News), a provider of global data center services. Through this agreement, Equinix will expand its presence in Digital Realty Trust's 350 E. Cermak property.

"The Downtown Chicago market is one of our fastest growing markets in the U.S., driven by financial trading companies seeking low-latency proximity trading solutions," said Pete Ferris, Equinix's President, United States. "This agreement helps us quickly meet the growing demand from our customers in Chicago."

The lease has a fixed term of 12 years, with renewal options. Equinix will invest about $ 10 million to "Equinize" the space to its quality standards.

Most probably, this is part of the property that Qwest terminated recently - the following comments are taken from the 4Q 2008 Digital Trust conference call (Seeking Alpha transcripts):

  • These items consist primarily of the remaining $4 million from the net termination fee of $11.9 million from Qwest at our 350 East Cermak property
  • Bill Stein (CFO)
  • Yes, that’s what Qwest was, the termination fee.
  • Jordan Sadler KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Right. Any prospects on backfilling that space?
  • Michael Foust (CEO)
  • Yes, I mean we’ve signed one pod customer and we’ve got prospects that we are negotiating with for virtually all the space.
  • Jordan Sadler KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • So, leased by year-end safely?
  • Michael Foust
  • Yes.
  • Jordan Sadler KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Okay.
  • Bill Stein
  • Signed.
  • Michael Foust
  • Yes, we expect to have signed leases for the floor by the end of the year.
Within the same P/R, Equinix also announced the opening of the expansion of its existing CH2 data center, ahead of schedule, so adding another 200 cabinets in downtown Chicago:

>>The company also opened the previously announced expansion of its Chicago 2 (CH2) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center.

With this additional capacity, Equinix is leasing about 27% of the space available in the Lakeside Technology Center.

Let's have a look at the characteristics of this new offering for the Company:

>>The IBX Shared Suite offering will provide additional customer colocation space in close proximity to the ecosystem of companies participating in Equinix’s metro area IBX centers. These smaller centers will feature Equinix’s standard product offering for cabinets, power, cross connects, and SmartHands service. IBX Shared Suites will be configured as shared space versus the independent cages that Equinix offers in its traditional IBX centers.

Current Equinix Financial eXchange participants in Chicago include the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), Deutsche Borse, NYSE SFTI and Trading Technologies.

With 37 percent year-over-year revenue growth, Chicago is one of Equinix’s fastest growing markets

Given the relatively small space leased (19.400 sq.ft.), the number of cabinet equivalents achievable (600) is extremely high (as comparison, CH2 will reach about 1,350 cabinets, with the recent addition just opened, within a 120,000 sq.ft. data center).

This is the second expansion announced by the Company after issuing $373.75 million of convertible subordinated notes due 2016. The first one was in Zurich:

>>Equinix to Build the Company's Fourth Data Center in Zurich to Accommodate Customer Growth Requirements

New radiation therapy center in Bucks

from Calkins Media Incorporated:

Posted in News on Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 at 2:37 pm by staff photographer Bill Fraser

blog_Fox_Chase_01_BF_0714_.jpg- BILL FRASER / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

The Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham, a state-of-the-art radiation therapy center in Furlong, will open its doors to the public later this month. A ribbon cutting is schedulded for tomorrow.

Pictured above is the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System. According to the center’s Web site, it is “the first radiosurgery system designed to target tumors anywhere in the body with sub-millimeter accuracy, provides treatment for tumors that cannot be removed surgically. Using image-guidance technology and computer-controlled robotics, the CyberKnife system is designed to continuously track the tumor, detect its location, and correct for tumor and patient movement throughout the treatment.” Operating the controls is medical physicist James Lou. Officially Opens Singapore Data Center to Serve Increased Global Adoption of Enterprise Cloud Computing surpassed 5,000 customers in Asia-Pacific in first quarter of fiscal 2010, including industry leaders Crocs, Pacnet, Ricoh and more Demonstrates industry leadership with major international investment in global real-time cloud computing infrastructure

SINGAPORE, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (NYSE: CRM - News), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that customers are adopting Salesforce CRM applications and the platform in record numbers across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
  • The company surpassed 5,000 customers in APAC in its first fiscal quarter of 2010, including industry leaders Crocs, Pacnet, Ricoh and more.
  • cloud computing applications, including the Sales Cloud and the Service Cloud, as well as the platform for developing and deploying custom cloud applications, allow customers to focus on managing their businesses - rather than managing the cost and complexity associated with software and hardware infrastructure.
  • To further accelerate international expansion and adoption of enterprise cloud computing,'s first international data center is now live in Singapore.
  • Along with its two North American data centres, the new Singapore facility allows the company to meet the service demands of its rapidly growing international customer base as well as extend the capacity, redundancy and scalability of its infrastructure.
  • Supporting the data centre infrastructure will be a new Network Operations Centre (NOC) headquartered in Singapore. The NOC enables 24x7, follow-the-sun monitoring of the company's data centres in North America and Singapore.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

NaviSite creditors push bankruptcy - corrected

from Boston Business Journal:

Two creditors of NaviSite Inc., a provider of managed hosting and related services, filed to put the company into Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Chapter 7 usually leads to liquidation.

The move against Andover, Mass.-based NaviSite came from Optaros Inc. of Boston and TIBCO Software Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif.

Creditors say they are owed a combined $6.4 million.


corrected by the Company:

NaviSite Corrects Erroneous Information on Bankruptcy.


NaviSite was mentioned today in an article of the Boston Business Journal which incorrectly stated that two of NaviSite’s creditors have filed to put the company into Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The article was erroneous and the Boston Business Journal has agreed to retract the incorrect story.

NaviSite is working with Optaros Inc. of Boston and TIBCO Software to put a former customer of the companies into Ch 7 bankruptcy. This former customer went out of business in early 2008 and NaviSite is working with other creditors to ensure proper recovery of the remaining assets.

China purchased 8 CK but not installed yet

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>China purchased 8 CK but not installed yet

** During an interview by in early July, President of Co-wealth Group Joyce Wang said that 8 CK were sold in China but have not yet been installed **

ifeng Finance
July 4, 2009 21st Century Business Herald

Cowealth Medical Breakthrough
reporter Zhou Jing from Shanghai

Original Text in Chinese:

<< 但这是一款价格高昂的产品,因不同的配置,价格从600万至900万美元不等。全世界安装量仅为160多台。美国100台,日本17台。在中国安装了5台,又购买了8台还未安装,其对象多为肿瘤医院和三级医院。 >>

English Translation:

But this (Cynerknife) is an expensive product, price range from US$ 6M to 9M with different configurations. There are more than 160 installations worldwide: USA-100, Japan-17, Mainland China-5. China has also purchased 8 units but have not yet been installed.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Image guidance quality assurance of a G4 CyberKnife robotic stereotactic radiosurgery system

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>Image guidance quality assurance of a G4 CyberKnife robotic stereotactic radiosurgery system

The Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System

Title: Image guidance quality assurance of a G4 CyberKnife robotic stereotactic radiosurgery system

Authors: Pantelis, E.; Petrokokkinos, L.; Antypas, C.


The image guidance of a CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system was quality controlled, including the overall performance of the target locating subsystem and the performance of the x-ray generators and flat panel digital cameras subcomponents. Accuracy and precision of the kV and exposure time settings of the x-ray generators, linearity of the x-ray output, spatial resolution and geometrical distortion of the acquired x-ray images were measured. Total accuracy and precision of the target locating subsystem in defining the position of an anthropomorphic head and neck phantom placed on treatment couch was also measured. Accuracy and precision of the kV as well as exposure time settings and linearity of the x-ray output were found within the acceptance limits suggested in diagnostic radiology. The acquired x-ray images were found to depict the shapes of the imaging objects without any geometrical distortion, being able to resolve differences in the features of imaging objects with critical frequency of 1.3 lp/mm and 1.5 lp/mm for camera A and B, respectively. Total target locating system accuracy was found within 0.2 mm and 0.2° in translations and rotations, respectively. Corresponding precision was found lower than 0.5%. These findings render the target locating subsystem of the CyberKnife capable of accurately registering the patient to treatment position and monitoring patient's movement during treatment delivery.

BOX Relocates New Jersey Datacenter

from (subscription required):


BOX Relocates New Jersey Datacenter

BOSTON-The Boston Options Exchange (BOX) has signed a four-year contract to host its primary matching engine and data distribution technologies in a Secaucus, N.J.-based datacenter operated by Equinix, according to exchange officials.

The exchange currently locates its trading and market data systems in a Newark, N.J.-based facility, but has opted to switch from the unnamed provider owing to power and space constraints at its currently facility, says officials. "Unfortunately for most datacenters, they have run out of adequate power for .

Teraco Data Raises $6 Million

Teraco Data Environments Ltd., a provider of vendor-neutral colocation facilities in South Africa, has raised R50 million (US$6m) in Series B funding. Return backer Treacle Private Equity led the round, and was joined by Guy Willner, co-founder and CEO of IXEurope.

Series-A investors participated in this second round with one new investor, Guy Willner, co-founder and CEO of IXEurope (now Equinix Europe) who recently joined Teraco¹s board.

About 65% of the funding, making up the bulk of the investment, was provided by Treacle Private Equity a majority black owned South African private equity group. This brings Teraco¹s black ownership up to 31%.