Friday, May 21, 2010

Bloomberg Businessweek's 12th Annual Tech 100 List

HT to Kathy:

>>Bloomberg Businessweek's 12th Annual Tech 100 List

43    EQUINIX                       USA    


Data: Bloomberg, as of April 30

Methodology: To compile our list, we started with the more than 6,500 actively traded primary securities in the Bloomberg database in 13 tech sectors. We then set requirements of a minimum market capitalization of $1 billion, revenues of at least $500 million, and no more than a 5 percent decline in revenues from 2008 to 2009 (calculated in local currency). We also excluded companies whose stock had fallen by 50 percent or more in the 12 months ending April 30, 2010.

We then developed a means to normalize revenues and operating income of the remaining 210 companies so they could be fairly compared, and ranked them on these metrics as well as total shareholder return and employee growth, a key indicator of growth in tech companies, with 1 being the top ranking. The rankings received for normalized revenue and operating income were weighted at 35% each, shareholder return at 20% and employee growth at 10%. Adding them all up, the companies with the lowest summed weighted rankings made the Tech 100 list.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Equinix in Enschede


>>Bankruimte en gebouwautomatisering beveiligen datacentrum

19 mei 2010

Een serverruimte is bij uitstek een plaats waar automatisering om de hoek komt kijken. Niet alleen vereisen de draaiende servers een goede conditionering van het binnenklimaat, ook moet de fysieke toegang tot deze computers streng beveiligd zijn om diefstal van de gegevens te voorkomen. Ilse Peters van Nedap Security Management beschrijft hoe Equinix een oud bankgebouw tot datacentrum omtoverde met het Aeos-systeem.


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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Singapore plans data centre park


>>Singapore plans data centre park

The Republic aims to get world-class Internet and media companies to host their content and services here, reports RAJU CHELLAM

THE government is formulating an ambitious plan to set up what could probably be the world's first dedicated data centre park (DCP) for multinational banks, telecom giants and media companies to host their content and data services delivery in Singapore.

The proposed DCP will be set up by the IDA (Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore) and will occupy up to 12 hectares, making it probably the biggest such single DC (data centre) facility in the world.

Wall Street’s tech war


>>Wall Street’s tech war

As the exchange industry evolves, NYSE Euronext has begun transferring its computer operations from a Brooklyn facility into a 400,000-square-foot data center it has been building along Route 17 in Mahwah.

"NYSE is looking to move the epicenter of U.S. capital markets from Broad Street to Mahwah," said Kevin McPartland, a senior analyst with the Tabb Group, a New York consulting and researching firm. McPartland estimates 8.5 billion shares are traded on U.S. equity markets every day.

The company plans for the data center to become mostly operational by the end of the third quarter, said Steve Rubinow, NYSE Euronext’s chief information officer.


"Direct Edge is co-operating with the regulators and other exchanges to effect changes to prevent a repeat of last Thursday,’’ said William O’Brien, Direct Edge’s chief executive officer, in a statement last week to The Record. "The meetings have been extremely constructive and I believe the outcome will be a positive for the market and for investors."

Demand for space

The presence of Direct Edge’s matching engines has helped drive demand for so-called co-location space at a Secaucus data center owned by the data-center operator Equinix, said John Knuff, its general manager.

Direct Edge is among more than 12 exchanges and trading venues with matching engines at Equinix’s two data centers in Secaucus, he said. The variety of trading venues and the high-frequency strategies driven by computer algorithms have contributed to demand for server space near matching engines.

"That’s definitely fueling the co-location business for all providers," Knuff said.