Saturday, July 17, 2010

Internap works on next step of CDN service rebuild

from Tier 1 Research daily newsletter:

>>Internap Network Services continues to work on improving its standing in the CDN market with a plan for further improvements to its service offerings and a revamped marketing message.

New site, too.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Co-location, co-location, co-location: the role of the neutral data centre in 21st century trading

By Robin Manicom,
director of financial services,

The complexity and volume of electronic trading has increased exponentially over the past decade as the financial industry continues to invest heavily in computer-driven technology. The Financial Information Forum reports that from 2006 to 2009 peak messages per second increased more than fivefold, leaping from 314,733 to 1,795,348 – and this growth rate continues its climb unabated.

read more at this link.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Telecity shares jump amid takeover rumours

rumor from Telegraph UK:

Rumours were circulating that Telecity, the data centre operator whose technology allows millions of people to watch internet videos of cats on skateboards and other inane curiosities, is engaged in takeover talks with its main US rival.

Shares in Telecity, Europe's largest data centre operator, jumped 7.4 to 403.3p on the back of chatter that it has been in in-depth buy-out talks. Sources suggested that Telecity has been in discussion with US business Equinix for about three months.

Piper Jaffray: Hospital And Freestanding Center Capital Spending Continues To Show Improvement


>>Piper Jaffray: Hospital And Freestanding Center Capital Spending Continues To Show Improvement

“Our provider panelists appeared more willing to commit capital to projects that drive revenues through increased patient volumes (i.e., throughput) and/or products that address new revenue streams than we have seen in recent years. Fortunately, LINAC manufacturers have stepped up R&D efforts in spite of weak capex trends and have released a number of products recently that meet these criteria, including TrueBeam (VAR), TomoHD (TOMO) and CyberKnife VSI (ARAY ). We believe recent product innovations, reimbursement clarity, the elimination of most health care reform concerns and an overall healthier economic backdrop (relative to a year ago) support a more optimistic outlook for large-dollar capital equipment purchases for the foreseeable future,” the analysts say.

Equinix CEO Stephen Smith on why he'd like to eat with Apple's chief.

If you could pick anyone in the world and have lunch with them... who would it be? In a videotaped interview with Forbes, Equinix CEO and President Steve Smith reveals who he would choose. We wonder whether there's an app for that? Just a hint...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

MD Buyline Announces High Impact Technologies that Hold Promise for Hospital Service Lines

post by yyy60:

MD Buyline Announces High Impact Technologies that Hold Promise for Hospital Service Lines

MD Buyline recently identified the top emerging technologies with the highest impact for 2010 as:

• Autologous Cell Therapy
• Alzheimer's Therapeutic Drug
• Sepsis Microfilter
• Non-Invasive Cardiac Radiosurgery


Non-invasive Cardiac Radiosurgery: This technique provides a non-invasive, more time-efficient alternative to catheter-based technology, using the robotic linear accelerator from Accuray®, the CyberKnife®.The technology uses radiation generated from outside the patient to target regions of the heart, forming lesions around the pulmonary vein.Once approved, CyberHeart offers the security of a fully-automated robotic technology capable of delivering reproducible results.

Cyberheart Inc's patents


Accuray Enters Licensing Agreement with CyberHeart Incorporated

Sunnyvale, California, April 30, 2007 – Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with CyberHeart Incorporated under which CyberHeart will use Accuray’s technology to develop a non-invasive method for performing cardiac ablation. Cardiac ablation is used to destroy a small portion of the heart that is causing abnormal rhythms. Ultimately, the developed technology may have applications in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, a disorder that prevents the heart from beating properly and can cause blood clots and strokes.

CyberHeart has received commitments for independent venture capital financing to fund technical and clinical research and development of a cardiac ablation system that incorporates Accuray’s technology. In the event CyberHeart is able to successfully develop and commercialize such a system, under Accuray’s agreement with CyberHeart, Accuray will be the sole supplier of radiosurgery equipment to CyberHeart and will also be entitled to receive specified payments based on usage of the CyberHeart system.

a post by yyy60:

20100160775 System For Non-Invasive Heart Treatment - non-invasive method for treatment of arrhythmia 06-24-2010

20100137709 Test Object For The Validation of Tracking In The Presence of Motion 06-03-2010

20090257557 Radiation Treatment Planning and Delivery for Moving Targets in the Heart 10-15-2009

20090080610 Radiosurgical Ablation of the Myocardium 03-26-2009

20080317204 Radiation treatment planning and delivery for moving targets in the heart 12-25-2008

Overview of CyberKnife treatments for lung cancer.

Overview of CyberKnife treatments for lung cancer.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Level 3 Connects New Transatlantic Route at Equinix London International Business Exchange Data Center

Press Release

Level 3’s new access node will offer customers in the Equinix LD4/5 campus direct connectivity to three transatlantic routes; Yellow, AC-1 and Apollo North, as well as provide access to its extensive North American footprint via the Level 3 facilities in New York. In addition, alongside the community of networks, content and digital media companies, enterprises and financial service providers already operating within Equinix’s LD4/5 campus, Level 3’s customers will benefit from a new route that bypasses central London. By locating the access node on the outskirts of London, Level 3 has improved the resilience and speed of connection between London and the U.S.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Is it time to place Ethernet exchange bets?

interesting article from Connected Planet:

>>There are a variety of things that define a new market as "real." Multiple vendors targeting it. Customers making purchases, not just kicking the tires. Money flowing in from investors. Big name executives willing to risk their careers on the opportunity.

The Ethernet exchange market looks to be checking off all those boxes one by one. The latest: AT&T's Sanford Brown, a key player on the service provider side of the Ethernet movement, taking the reins today as the CEO of Ethernet exchange CENX.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Inside the Equinix San Jose data centre

iTnews takes an exclusive look at SV1 and a sneak peek at the forthcoming US$145 million SV5 facility.

“SV5 is a special design,” Equinix’s senior director of IBX operations in Silicon Valley Jerry Collier said.

The building itself will be constructed according to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building specifications.


“SV1 is the hub of Silicon Valley,” Collier said.

The Equinix Exchange located in SV1 encompasses peering points that serve other Equinix centres in the Silicon Valley area – SV2, SV3 and SV4 – via a diverse fibre ring connecting the facilities.

SV1 has an average rack density of 1.75 kW. SV5 will support an average 4 kW per cabinet, according to Collier, although higher densities are possible, as long as customers are willing to pay for the space.