Saturday, June 12, 2010

ASX to Build $32M Data Center in Sydney

WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) -- The Australian Securities Exchange ( announced on Thursday it is investing $32 million to build a new data center on the outskirts of Sydney's central business district.

Read more at this link.

The Future of Health-Care Technology


>>Accuray CEO Euan Thomson on the company's distribution deal with Siemens for its CyberKnife technology.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


This Document Relates to: ALL ACTIONS.

Case No. CV 09-4073 MMC.

United States District Court, N.D. California.

June 9, 2010.

SUSAN S. MUCK (CSB No. 126930),, JENNIFER BRETAN (CSB No. 233475),, FENWICK & WEST LLP, San Francisco, California.

JAY L. POMERANTZ (CSB No. 209869),, Felix S. Lee (CSB No. 197084),, FENWICK & WEST LLP, Mountain View, California, Attorneys for Defendants Immersion Corporation, Victor A. Viegas, Clent, Richardson, Stephen Ambler and Daniel Chavez.

BROWER PIVEN, A Professional Corporation, By: David A. P. Brower, New York, New York. Attorneys for Lead Plaintiff, and the Proposed Class.


MAXINE M. CHESNEY, District Judge.

WHEREAS, on January 12, 2010, this Court issued an order setting the briefing schedule for the motion to dismiss the Consolidated Complaint in the above-captioned action ("Scheduling Order");

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Scheduling Order, Defendants' motion to dismiss is currently due on June 8, 2010; and

WHEREAS, counsel for Defendants have requested Plaintiff's counsel to agree to a one-week extension of the due date for Defendants' motion to dismiss (and a corresponding one-week extension to the due dates for the opposition and reply briefs), and Plaintiff's counsel has agreed to such extension.

IT IS ACCORDINGLY STIPULATED, pursuant to Civil L.R. 7-12, by and between undersigned counsel for the Parties that:

(i) Defendants' motion to dismiss the Consolidated Complaint shall be due on June 15, 2010;
(ii) Lead Plaintiff's opposition to Defendants' motion shall be due on August 16, 2010; and
(iii) Defendants' reply shall be due on September 27, 2010.


This copy provided by Leagle, Inc.

Data Center Development Flying High Again


>>Data Center Development Flying High Again In New Era of Cloud Computing

After a Construction Pause During the Recession, Big High-Tech Companies Like Yahoo, Facebook and HP, Along With Wholesale Data Center Providers, Are Repositioning For Growth In a New Era of Server Virtualization

How Equinix CIO Brian Lillie and CFO Keith Taylor manage and fund IT.

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CK enhanced conventionally fractionated chemoradiation for high grade glioma in close proximity to critical structures

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>CK enhanced conventionally fractionated chemoradiation for high grade glioma in close proximity to critical structures

Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2010
Published: 9 June 2010


CyberKnife enhanced conventionally fractionated chemoradiation for high grade glioma in close proximity to critical structures

Eric Oermann , Brian T. Collins , Kelly T. Erickson , Xia Yu , Sue Lei , Simeng Suy , Heather N. Hanscom , Joy Kim , Hyeon U. Park , Andrew Eldabh , Christopher Kalhorn , Kevin McGrail , Deepa Subramaniam , Walter C. Jean and Sean P. Collins

ABSTRACT (provisional)


With conventional radiation technique alone, it is difficult to deliver radical treatment (> 60 Gy) to gliomas that are close to critical structures without incurring the risk of late radiation induced complications. Temozolomide-related improvements in high-grade glioma survival have placed a higher premium on optimal radiation therapy delivery. We investigated the safety and efficacy of utilizing highly conformal and precise CyberKnife radiotherapy to enhance conventional radiotherapy in the treatment of high grade glioma.


Between January 2002 and January 2009, 24 patients with good performance status and high-grade gliomas in close proximity to critical structures (i.e. eyes, optic nerves, optic chiasm and brainstem) were treated with the CyberKnife. All patients received conventional radiation therapy following tumor resection, with a median dose of 50 Gy (range: 40 - 50.4 Gy). Subsequently, an additional dose of 10 Gy was delivered in 5 successive 2 Gy daily fractions utilizing the CyberKnifea image-guided radiosurgical system. The majority of patients (88%) received concurrent and/or adjuvant Temozolmide.


During CyberKnife treatments, the mean number of radiation beams utilized was 173 and the mean number of verification images was 58. Among the 24 patients, the mean clinical treatment volume was 174 cc, the mean prescription isodose line was 73% and the mean percent target coverage was 94%. At a median follow-up of 23 months for the glioblastoma multiforme cohort, the median survival was 18 months and the two-year survival rate was 37%. At a median follow-up of 63 months for the anaplastic glioma cohort, the median survival has not been reached and the 4-year survival rate was 71%. There have been no severe late complications referable to this radiation regimen in these patients.


We utilized fractionated CyberKnife radiotherapy as an adjunct to conventional radiation to improve the targeting accuracy of high-grade glioma radiation treatment. This technique was safe, effective and allowed for optimal dose-delivery in our patients. The value of image-guided radiation therapy for the treatment of high-grade gliomas deserves further study.

high-speed trading will gain serious momentum in Asia


>>"2010 is the year you're really starting to see stuff happen in Asia," he told the Buy-Side Tech High Frequency Trading NYC conference at the Andaz Wall Street Hotel.

Competition among increasingly high-speed, electronically-driven markets has not emerged in China, Japan and other Asian nations in the way that it has in the Western world, because, he noted, there has not been a regulatory driver.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Accuray - Siemens alliance

click to enlarge, from the Accuray web site.

Accuray says Siemens will partner on research, and sell CyberKnife radiation therapy system

from Associated Press:

>>Medical radiation equipment maker Accuray Inc. said Wednesday it will partner with Siemens AG to ramp up sales of its CyberKnife robotic radiation therapy system.

Accuray said Siemens will have the right to sell the CyberKnife system as part of a group of products, while Accuray will have the right to sell the system directly. Siemens, which is based in Germany, will also buy some Accuray technology and use it in other products. The companies are also forming a research and development partnership.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Equinix’s Domestic Revenue Poised for Solid Growth In H2


>>Equinix’s Domestic Revenue Poised for Solid Growth In H2

Analysts at Citigroup upgrade Equinix Inc (NASDAQ: EQIX) from "hold" to "buy." The target price for EQIX is set to $110.

According to Citigroup, the upgrade in the rating is based on, “1) prospect for improving domestic revenue growth heading into the 2H/10 based on our recent sector checks & bottoms-up revenue analysis; 2) we believe the revenue risk from Euro exposure is becoming better understood, while the organic demand environment should meet our expectations; 3) EQIX is making progress on its integration & synergy realization from its SDXC acquisition; & 4) the valuation is discounting future growth prospects for the data center portfolio, in our view.”

“We find the valuation for EQIX has become more attractive, given the recent share price underperformance,” the analysts mention.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Chicago to Sydney: The Futures Are Now

a comment to the Equinix Press Release in an article published by

Silicon Valley data center market

We've recently been asked specifically about the Silicon Valley data center market (feel free to submit any question you might have either in the comment section or by mail).

In a few words, we believe that the Silicon Valley market mirrors the general situation of the US colo markets: a nice (for the colo Companies active in the market) unbalance between a strong demand and little room available.

This is taken from Data Center Knowledge, and dates back to January 2009:

>>Kelly said the space available at the San Francisco data center wasn’t a sign of weakening demand in the local colocation market, noting recent projections from Tier 1 Research. In a November report, Tier 1 predicted that colocation demand in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area will continue to outpace supply, boosting data center utilization from the current 70 percent to 95 percent by 2012.

The credit crunch contributed to reducing new builds.

Equinix is among the few Companies who recently built new data centers in the area - and in spite of some pro-active churn, in particular of a wholesale customer, that freed several cabinets in their existing centers, they are looking forward to the opening of the new center, as they are approaching full occupancy.

New builds in the area are now being planned by a few Companies like Digital Realty and Coresite - but that's more of a wholesale approach that will please large customers and let smaller customer looking for the right partner to accomodate their growth needs.

David Sugishita, Immersion BoD

On June 4, 2010, Immersion Corporation (the "Registrant") held its 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Proxies for the Annual Meeting were solicited pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Securities Exchange Act. The following proposals were adopted as follows:
1. To elect one Class II director, David Sugishita, to serve for a term of three years and until his successor is elected and qualified, or until his earlier death, resignation or removal:

                                                   Shares          Broker
Name Shares for Withheld Non-Votes

David Sugishita 7,555,611 6,949,106 8,622,918

Rising to the Challenge report

from today's P/R:

An annual study commissioned by Savvis Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, predicts the number of companies that outsource their IT infrastructure will increase globally from 17 percent today to 64 percent in 2020.

Independent research firm Vanson Bourne in April surveyed more than 600 IT and business decision makers from mid to large enterprises and public sector organizations based in the United States, United Kingdom and Singapore.

Sixty-one percent of respondents believe managing IT in-house provides no competitive advantage and has to stop.

GigaOM Structure 2010 Conference

Sponsor at GigaOM Structure 2010 Conference. Panel Discussion with Lane Patterson, Chief Technologist, Equinix. Reducing Latency and Increasing Capacity on Broadband. June 24, 11:20 a.m.
Equinix Workshop; June 24, 3:20 p.m. Room 3, Level 2

As Switch & Data Becomes Equinix


>>As Switch & Data Becomes Equinix

Equinix announced on May 4 that it completed its $683.4 Million acquisition of Switch and Data.

What it didn't announce (yet) is that the channel program for Switch and Data has been shuttered. The employees were let go yesterday.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Fixnetix offer co-located connectivity to FX liquidity via Hotspot

from Automated Trader:

London based low latency provider, Fixnetix has announced FX trading connections to Hotspot FX, LLC. are now available with co-location services in NY4, Secaucus, New Jersey.

Fixnetix today announced the availability of connectivity to Hoptspot FX at Equinix NY4 in Secaucus, New Jersey, with Fixnetix citing increasing demand for low latency connectivity to FX liquidity from the electronic trading community.

Growth in algorithmic FX trading has been significant over recent years with some estimates of high frequency trading volumes as high as 40% or more on some platforms, with these percentages expected to be further bolstered by the increasing number of multi-asset class and arbitrage traders looking to dynamically hedge currency risk.

"The current shift to move more products on exchange and centrally cleared means that more and more organisations will require access to global cross product trading venues," says Bob Fuller, CEO of Exchange Axis and Chair of the Joint Working Group IT Sub Group. "FX is quickly becoming an equal player to all other asset classes which means having the same level of latency and reliability demands, as regulators appear to be showing increased interest in this asset class"

"Fixnetix strives to provide the most optimal trading solutions for our customer base of banks, funds and prop shops worldwide," adds Hugh Hughes, Chief Executive of Fixnetix. "We are proud to provide low latency connectivity to Hotspot and multiple asset classes as our FX service offering is stronger than ever with our recent alliance to NY-based Market Factory, an FX feed handler allowing for buy side and sell side instant access, thereby increasing counterparty diversity and liquidity."

"Low latency access on a reliable network only enhances the Hotspot FX system which delivers anonymous, transparent, reliable and highly liquid trading opportunities, as well as authoritative real-time and historical market data, "offers John Miesner, Global Head of Sales at Hotspot FX.

IPC Extends Support to Equinix-Enabled Financial Ecosystems in Key Metropolitan Regions Throughout Asia-Pacific

IPC Extends Support to Equinix-Enabled Financial Ecosystems in Key Metropolitan Regions Throughout Asia-Pacific

Electronic Connectivity Services portfolio now available to the financial community through Equinix’s Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo International Business Exchange Data Centers

Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Japan — June 7, 2010 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), a provider of global data center services, and IPC, a leading provider of indispensable financial trading communications solutions, today announced that IPC has extended its core networking infrastructure to additional Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers located throughout the Asia-Pacific region. IPC’s expanded presence in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo and will strengthen the company’s capability to support the growing demand for its portfolio of Electronic Connectivity Services.

Last month, IPC and Equinix announced IPC’s plan to extend its services to Equinix IBX data centers located in Asia-Pacific and Europe. IPC also leverages Equinix across North America in Chicago, New York and Toronto.

The Asia-Pacific market presents significant potential to the financial community as Asian exchange volumes continue to experience accelerating growth. With market de-regulation and the emergence of alternative trading venues and new market entrants, there is an increasing demand for inter-connectivity with multiple venues, participants and geographies in the region. The sheer scale of the region’s geography also creates demand for Equinix’s industry-leading interconnection services that enable the strategic financial ecosystems where firms are connected to key customers and partners to optimally transact business.

IPC’s private and secure network interconnects more than 200 cities across six continents. The network has built-in resiliency for the highest levels of service availability and lowest latency, which is an ideal connectivity option for the members of the Equinix electronic trading community. The participants in Equinix-enabled financial ecosystems can reach out to more than 2,400 trading floors and almost 4,000 market participants and exchanges globally connected by the IPC network.

The network upgrade will strengthen IPC’s offer of high-quality, reliable and scalable trading connectivity solutions for successful electronic trading. Equinix’s global footprint of network-neutral IBX data centers also provides IPC a wide choice of connectivity options with networks, carriers and Internet service providers to optimize network performance.

“IPC’s decision to select Equinix’s premier data center services in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo is another vote of confidence for Equinix across the Asia-Pacific region,” said David Wilkinson, senior director, Business Development of Equinix in Asia-Pacific. “Our established ecosystems of financial communities in our IBX data centers present an immediate market opportunity to IPC, hence facilitating its penetration into the regional markets.”

“A growing customer base here in Asia-Pacific means there is a need to enhance IPC’s infrastructure within the region,” said David Dodd, Managing Director, IPC Asia-Pacific. “Equinix’s premier data center services, global footprint and depth of operational experience meet our stringent requirements. Our network extension within the Equinix Asia-Pacific region can propel our service offerings to new heights, allowing us to better support the demand for scalable and high-performance connectivity in the region.”

About IPC

IPC is a leading provider of indispensable financial trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms and global enterprises. With 35 years of expertise and innovation, IPC provides its customers with global systems and solutions, as well as a suite of products and enhanced services that includes advanced Voice-over-IP technology and integrated network and 24x7x365 management services for more than 40 countries. Based in Jersey City, NJ, IPC has approximately 900 employees throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit

About Equinix in the Global Financial Markets

Equinix provides a neutral meeting place for the world’s leading financial market participants including trading venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers, technology providers and financial networks; that locate servers and infrastructure within Equinix data centers in order to support highly reliable, low latency connectivity for a broad range of market participants. Learn more at:

About Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, content and financial companies, and more than 575 network service providers rely upon Equinix’s insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 87 data centers across 35 metro regions in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Important information about Equinix is routinely posted on the investor relations page of its website located at We encourage you to check Equinix’s website regularly for the most up-to-date information.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ingestible Surgical Robots—Hard To Swallow Concept?


>>Medical robots are advancing at phenomenal speed, and within years micro-sized robots could be assisting surgeons with operations from inside their patients. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna’s CRIM Lab in Italy has developed a robot called ARES (Assembling Reconfigurable Endoluminal Surgical System) that will be assembled inside the human body. This modular design is leading the way for a new breed of device that may one day take the place of our most trusted surgeons’ hands. ARES may only be a concept at present, but the project represents amazing new possibilities in the field of robotic surgery.


Ingestible robot surgery puts robots further out of grasp—the only connection being a screen facsimile of the patient’s interior. While haptic technology may eventually solve sensory deprivation in the operating room, no usable methods exist.

No, it’s not a LEGO space station. This is ARES, the self-assembling robot you may someday have to swallow.

I don’t see this as good news: “ARAY installs 200th CK”

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>I don’t see this as good news: “ARAY installs 200th CK”

At the end of Q3 (Jan-Mar), there were 196 CK installed worldwide. Today (June 3) ARAY announced the 200th CK is installed in UK.

That means only 4 CK are installed in the first 64 days (April 1 to June 3) of Q4. How many could they install in the 27 days left in Q4?

2, 3, 4, 5 or 6?

Q1-Q3 2010 total CK installed=20 (Q1=4, Q2=10, Q3=6)

If 2, Q4 = 4+2 = 6 and 2010 total=26
If 3, Q4 = 4+3 = 7 and 2010 total=27
If 4, Q4 = 4+4 = 8 and 2010 total=28
If 5, Q4 = 4+5 = 9 and 2010 total=29
If 6, Q4 = 4+6 = 10 and 2010 total=30

CK installed in previous years:

It is almost certain CK installed in 2010 will be less than 2007, or even less than 2006!

supply-demand imbalance

looking forward to this week's articles at Data Center Knowledge:

>>Bankruptcy filings for data center and telcom providers have been rare in recent years, but were common in the dot-bomb meltdown of 2001-2003, when providers such as Exodus, MFN/AboveNet, WorldCom and Relera filed for Chapter 11, largely from the financial stress of heavy borrowing to build data centers and networks. That overbuilding resulted in a huge imbalance between supply and demand.

Is there any chance of similar supply-demand imbalance today? We’ll examine that issue this week on DCK.