Saturday, September 11, 2010

Galaxy Tab


>>AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and Verizon Wireless plan to sell a tablet computer from Samsung Electronics Co. to rival the iPad, said three people familiar with the matter.

AT&T and Sprint plan to offer the device, called the Galaxy Tab, for less than Samsung’s wholesale price by bundling it with monthly wireless service contracts, two people said. Samsung, the world’s second-largest maker of mobile phones, is scheduled to announce the carriers’ support at a Sept. 16 event in New York, said the people said, who asked not to be named because the plans aren’t public.

Subsidies may help tablets such as the Galaxy stand out against Apple Inc.’s iPad, which starts at $499. Verizon Wireless hasn’t yet decided on such subsidies, said one person.

“The carrier-subsidized model would be very interesting,” said Ashok Kumar, an analyst at Rodman & Renshaw. “The market is going to be very crowded.”

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Perman

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Perman, a CyberKnife physician, who ranked #11 on RT Image's list of the "Most Influential People who shaped radiology in 2010"!

From groundbreaking clinicians to historic developments to humanitarian efforts. rt image is proud to present the 25 Most Influential people, institutions, or events that shaped radiology in 2010. Here are No. 11 through 20. 11. Mark Perman, MD

Internap opens datacenter expansion in Houston

from Tier 1 Research daily newsletter:

>>Internap Network Services has opened a 5,000-square-foot expansion in Houston, Texas. The datacenter is located in Griffin Partners' 1301 Fannin Street facility in downtown Houston. Internap is expanding in this market due to the continued demand it is seeing.

Phone Giants to Sell Samsung Tablet PC

from WSJ:

>>Samsung Electronics Co. has cut deals with Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp. and AT&T Inc. to carry its new Google-powered tablet computer, three people familiar with the matter said, a significant step as Samsung tries to take on Apple Inc.'s hot-selling iPad.

The distribution deals with the three largest U.S. wireless operators mark a significant win for Samsung as it tries to take on the iPad. A Samsung spokesman declined to comment.

Samsung is scheduled to unveil the Galaxy Tab in the U.S. market at an event at New York City's Time Warner Center on Sep. 16, two people familiar with the matter said.

While a price hasn't been set, Samsung product executive Hankil Yoon said in an interview last week that it would likely retail for between $200 and $300, although the final price would vary depending on different carriers' subsidies. Mr. Yoon expects to ship 10 million units and take a third of the global tablet market next year. Verizon is still considering whether to subsidize the device, a person familiar with the matter said.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Equinix A Takeover Target?



There is unconfirmed chatter that Equinix, Inc. may be acquired by one of the larger telecoms at a substantial premium.

There is talk that either Verizon or AT&T would be the potential acquirer, in a range of $130 per share. This would be a 38% premium to where shares are currently trading.

Saint Francis officials tour site of heart, cancer center


>>Rep. Jo Ann Emerson joined Saint Francis Medical Center administrators and board members Thursday on the first tour of its Heart Hospital and Cancer Institute under construction.

The four-story, $84 million facility will open in July on schedule and on budget, said Saint Francis Medical Center president and CEO Steven Bjelich. About 70 new jobs will be added to the staff because of the expansion.


The building contractor, Kiefner Brothers Inc., poured 85 truckloads of concrete for the three vaults in the new radiation oncology area to absorb the radiation released by the equipment. The rooms have 8-foot-thick walls and will house two linear accelerators and a CyberKnife.

The CyberKnife, a robotic radiosurgery system at Saint Francis will be the fourth CyberKnife in Missouri, Bjelich said. The CyberKnife is an alternative to traditional surgery in the treatment of tumors. It uses beams of radiation to destroy cancerous cells, Bjelich said. There are only about 100 such systems in the United States.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

ZZ Servers Expands to Equinix Ashburn

ZZ Servers a premier compliance based hosting provider has completed the migration of their old datacenter facility in Beltsville Maryland to Equinix Ashburn, a world class facility in Ashburn Virginia. This migration brings substantial upgrades to existing infrastructure with fully redundant n+1 UPS, generator and air conditioning. Additionally, network capabilities have been increased to multiple redundant GigE connections to upstream network providers.

East Coast Carriers:
· Global Crossing
· Cogent
· Verizon
· AT&T
· Tiscali
· Internap
· XO
· Level 3
· Sprint
· Cox Communications

About ZZ Servers headquartered in San Francisco, California. ZZ Servers delivers web hosting and datacenter services to meet current and future business compliance requirements from our facilities in San Francisco, CA and Ashburn, VA. For more information please visit or call 800-796-3574.

Indian doctors to bring robotic cancer surgery to Uganda


>>Cancer care treatment in developed countries has improved largely because of technology, but in poor countries like Uganda it is still a big problem. There is hope however. Doctors from HCG Cancer Care Network in India set foot in Kampala recently to expand their services here. They were headed by Dr B. S Ajaikumar the CEO of the Cancer Care Network.

The doctors displayed the latest technology known as cyber knife robotic radiosurgery system which they use back in India. Dr Ajaikumar said HCG was the first to introduce the technology in India and so far, there are two centres which use it in that country.


“Cyber knife can penetrate normal tissues without harming them. It delivers precise treatment without using surgery but by using radiation. We believe removing body parts while operating a cancer patient is a thing of the past,” he stressed. “We hope to bring this technology here and we hope to change the cancer case in Uganda like we did in India.”

Smartphones Selling Like Hotcakes


>>You did not need me to tell you that, I know. However, since IDC just raised its sales forecast for 2010 by a full 10 points, I thought you would like to know.

IDC now expects 269.6 million smartphones to be sold globally this year, up from just 173.5 million last year. The annual growth is estimated to reach 55.4%.

“The smartphone is the catalyst behind the rebound in the worldwide mobile phone market this year,” said Kevin Restivo, senior research analyst with IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. “Additional product introductions and an expected flurry of smartphone buying activity in the second half of the year will push the market well above previous expectations.” For the first half of 2010, vendors shipped a total of 119.4 million units or 55.5% more than the 76.8 million units shipped during the first half of 2009.

Case Study: Built Green, Built Right.

The Internap Data Center in Boston

>>Internap's newest data center in Sommerville, MA is so power efficient, this 15,000-square foot facility received $453,000 in utility rebates. This presentation discusses some of the techniques, technologies and processes that have been used successfully at Internap to achieve sustainable PUE of 1.3, yielding significant CAPEX and OPEX savings, reduced maintenance expenses and higher overall IT reliability. These same techniques can be leveraged by existing facilities and new data centers of all sizes.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Accuray management to meet with Piper Jaffray


>>Meeting to be held in San Francisco on September 7 hosted by Piper Jaffray.

Go Voyages chooses Equinix

Go Voyages chooses Equinix to increase business effectiveness.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Equinix New Trading Range


>>Equinix traded in a range Friday that spanned from a low of $95.21 to a high of $97.41. Friday's high of the day topped the weekly 5-day high of $96.26 on volume of 558,000 shares.
Shares of Equinix have been range bound for the past week between a low of $88.69 and a high of $96.26 and have traded with a 30-day average daily volume of 863,000 shares.
Look for shares of EQIX to trade within a new higher trading range with support at $96.26 and move along with its peers in the Internet Software & Services SmarTrend industry.

Equinix’s new enterprise strategy

interesting article at

>>On the one hand, Equinix is now engaging a whole new division within global carriers – the enterprise sales group, Patterson noted. Obviously, Equinix is a well established name among the wholesale department of carriers, but now the company is increasing its focus on the enterprise sales unit within carriers. In this respect, Equinix is putting together a Web portal that helps enterprise sales division within carriers to quickly identify potential Carrier Ethernet partners to support their RFPs for corporations.

What is more interesting is that Equinix is now targeting enterprises directly. Patterson revealed to CommsDay International that the company has even appointed a new general manager for enterprise sales, who will be responsible for driving sales directly into enterprises.


Interestingly, Equinix did go about developing this service on its own, but instead found out from its customers that this was being deployed.

“The enterprises that we are doing this for now, we didn’t actively seek them out, they just kind of fell in our laps. And then we start talking to this guys and they are saying ‘we are getting so much value from that,’ and we say, ‘well, let’s write that down, maybe we have something here’,” he said. “Now we have this reference architecture on enterprise WAN hubs, that our sales force that is focused on enterprise is actually, proactively, going to enterprise and getting that message out. For a long time, we have been focus on the wholesale carrier space, we weren’t focus on this value that enterprises can drive from us.”