Saturday, May 29, 2010

La sfida tecnologica nella moderna radioterapia


>>La sfida tecnologica nella moderna radioterapia

L´incontro si è svolto mercoledì 26 maggio 2010 a Milano Castello Sforzesco, Chiostro della Rocchetta. Focus dell´evento è la Radioterapia, dalle origini ai nostri giorni.


L´iniziativa ha ottenuto il Patrocinio del Comune di Milano, Assessorato alla Salute.

Focus di questo incontro è la Radioterapia, dalle origini ai nostri giorni: relatori di fama internazionale illustrano lo stato dell´arte di questa Disciplina e le sue evoluzioni future in Italia, Europa e USA, dai trattamenti intracranici alle applicazioni full-body.

Ospiti del Meeting il Prof. Vincenzo Valentini (Roma), Presidente eletto della European Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO), il Prof. Federico Colombo (Vicenza), uno dei massimi esperti al mondo nel trattamento delle malformazioni artero-venose cerebrali, Iris C. Gibbs, MD (Stanford, USA), che utilizza il Sistema CyberKnife dal 1995, Eric Lartigau, MD (Lille, Francia), Presidente della French Society of Radiation Oncology (SFRO). Questi illustri relatori presentano un quadro generale sui limiti e i vantaggi delle tecnologie esistenti, le applicazioni full-body, casistica e follow-up, e il futuro della Radioterapia.


Infatti, conclude il Professor Lartigau "i risultati degli studi prospettici iniziali, soprattutto per i pazienti non operabili, sono concordi e dimostrano un controllo locale del 90% a 1 anno" e sia in Europa che negli Stati Uniti sono iniziati 2 studi che confrontano la chirurgia con la radioterapia stereotassica.

Attualmente la Chirurgia rappresenta il gold standard in molte di quelle patologie che, in un prossimo Futuro, potrebbero diventare appannaggio della Radioterapia.

Equinix LD5 – Slough


Equinix LD5, so called as it’s their 5th London facility or if you prefer, their second in Slough (SL2?!) is a hugely impressive and massive new data centre facility built to current standards. The sheer scale of this site together with LD4, located a few hundred metres away a 2 Buckingham Avenue means the chances of this location becoming a major hub are vastly increased. Phase 1 of 50,000 sq ft net tech is opened at launch (March 2010) with one hall aimed at colo clients, taking racks and cages with other being built out for client suites on demand.

Equinix (and its European predecessor IXEurope) are strong players in the mid tier corporate sector, servicing requirements in the 100kW to 1MW range and this is reflected in the low overall client numbers at LD4 for example, but the flexibility to build out small caged areas in LD5 might well appeal to smaller clients and help them gain traction at this end of the market. Power per cabinet is 4kW as standard but manageable up to 15kW.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Future of the Future: The virtual workplace is a “must,” not a “should”


>>The cloud helps to achieve that level of capability not only by spreading costs and reducing total cost of ownership, but also by providing the added benefits of system redundancy and geographic dispersal. As a green solution, the cloud provides additional energy savings through improved efficiencies resulting from virtualization, as well as ongoing innovations in cloud data center consolidation. We can attest to this firsthand, having recently toured the Equinix ( super-secure data center in Ashburn, VA.

Orrick advises Equinix, Inc. on complex, multi-currency syndicated Asian financing

Hong Kong – -

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (Orrick) has advised Equinix, Inc., and its Asia-Pacific subsidiaries, in relation to a US$200 million multi-currency dual tranche five year syndicated loan facility. The financing closed on May 14, 2010.

DBS Bank Ltd., ING Bank N.V., The Royal Bank of Scotland N.V., GE Commercial Finance, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, HSBC Bank USA and OCBC jointly arranged the loan facility, the proceeds of which will be used to support Equinix's development plans and repay existing term loan facilities for the Asia-Pacific region.

Equinix, Inc. is a provider of global data centre services across 35 metropolitan areas in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific. It continues to experience strong growth in its business operations across the Asia-Pacific region.

Orrick's structured finance team was led by partners Dolph Hellman in San Francisco and Michelle Taylor with of counsel Donna Healy in Hong Kong.

"We were very pleased to advise our long-standing client Equinix, Inc. and its subsidiaries on completing such a successful, oversubscribed loan financing given the generally tough market conditions," commented partner Michelle Taylor, who heads Orrick's Asia finance practice and led the firm's international team. "With the breadth and depth of our experience in Asia and the U.S., our award-winning team of finance lawyers is well positioned to advise on multi-jurisdictional structured financings and we worked closely with the Equinix team to ensure that our client achieved its financing goals".

Monday, May 24, 2010

1540 Broadway - NY

1540 Broadway

In addition, data center company Equinix Operating Co. (not to be confused with the nearly identically named gym) took 8,737 square feet.

from The Commercial Observer