Saturday, October 16, 2010

Q&A: Equinix – Carrier Ethernet Exchange


>>HR: How many companies are participating in your exchange, and what’s the geographic mix?

Equinix: We now have 36 customers, including the initial 24 companies that participated in our development program and another 13 that we have added in recent quarters. We expect to add quite a few more participants before the end of 2010.

We have a balanced geographic distribution, with about 50 percent based in North America and 50 percent outside of North America. The announced participants can be found in the Carrier Ethernet Exchange section of our Website. They include a number of operators participating in the Ethernet Expo—such as AboveNet, Level 3, Reliance Globalcom, PacketExchange, Sidera Networks -- and many others based in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia.



Friday, October 15, 2010

A new CK in Thiruvananthapuram India

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>** Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of the Indian state of Kerala located on the southwest coast of India.

Express Health Care
Oct 15, 2010

Sharing Healthy Footprints Globally

Thiruvananthapuram-based Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences is planning a range of speciality hospitals in Kerala and beyond, reports Sonal Shukla

Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), which runs a 450-bed tertiary care hospital in Thiruvananthapuram (T'puram), and has a turnover of roughly Rs 120 crore, is all set to spread its wings in Kerala and beyond.


Cancer Centre for Kerala

With the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) in T'puram bursting at the seams to cater to the huge burden of cancer patients, KIMS decided to start a cancer hospital at its present location….

The cancer centre is built within the KIMS hospital premises and is slated to be commissioned in October this year, and will cover preventive, radiation, surgical and medical oncology needs of the patients.

The hospital is in the process of installing high-end technologies like linac (with IMRT and IGRT), CYBERKNIFE, Rapic Arc, brachytherapy and PET in the first phase.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dougherty & Company Initiates Coverage on Equinix (EQIX) with a Buy

from StreetInsider:

>>Dougherty & Company initiates coverage on Equinix, Inc. with a Buy rating and $100 price target.

Dougherty analyst says, "We view Equinix as one of the best positioned companies for growth in our coverage universe. Tapping into the exploding demand for collocation and network peering, we believe the company can show growth in excess of 20% for the next several years."

Equinix (EQIX) CMO and WSJ “All-Star” Analyst Discuss Future of Volatile Data Storage Giant After Stock Plunges 30%


>>However, Clayton F. Moran, SVP and Senior Analyst at The Benckmark Company, says that part of Equinix’ downward revision to its second-half guidance last week is due to softness in the Switch & Data portfolio.

“The pipeline of new business has not converted to revenue as quickly as Equinix expected, so initial results from this acquisition are poor, explains Moran, who, despite EQIX’s stock selloff, retains a “buy” rating on the company.

“While we were alarmed at the miss and the explanation, we view the stock selloff as disproportionate,” Moran said. “Macro drivers remain intact, but with a management credibility issue, this stock is likely to linger near term. Our new price target is $83 per share.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nokia N8

Nokia N8

“The haptic feedback – a vibrating response which confirms your input has been recognised – is the most effective on any phone, delicate but definite.

—David Phelan, The Independent, September 16, 2010

Haptic feedback is soft yet noticeable – I feel this is the best implementation on a smartphone so far.”

—Da Alpha Dog, Malaysia Mobile Tech News, September 4, 2010

“...the touchscreen was fast and responsive, and there was a pleasant little haptic kick back when you scrolled past the end of the page and it sprung back to the end.

—Nick Broughall, Gizmodo, June 25, 2010

Nokia has also implemented haptic feedback: button-presses are accompanied by a short vibration – just that extra little peace of mind to involve the user a bit more and let them know something is happening.”

—Christo van Gemert, ITWeb, August 17, 2010

Kinetic (or inertial) scrolling is now available throughout the interface, which makes scrolling much easier. The screen also gives a vibration feedback when you touch it and as usual the vibration feedback on Nokia phones is just perfect.”

—Prasad Naik, UTV, August 9, 2010

“Typing, browsing and navigating on the Nokia N8 is superb and Nokia has really outdone itself in this department. There is no lag whatsoever, scrolling through menus and folders is smooth and typing is an absolute breeze.”

“All in all though, the Nokia N8’s touchscreen keyboard is absolutely brilliant. We really can’t praise it enough – and our device was a pre-production one as well!”

—Richard Goodwin,, August 20, 2010

Working Toward A Sustainable Future

Energy efficient practices have become pervasive in the data center market as providers and customers alike strive to reduce their carbon footprint and meet corporate sustainability goals. Equinix is at the forefront of innovating and driving technologies that increase the efficiency of building, operating and running our data centers.

Implementing Sustainable Practices

Our global International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) Operations and Engineering teams have implemented comprehensive conservation and efficiency programs that include energy and water conservation, solid waste reduction, pollution prevention and recycling.


Colocation Capacity Struggles to Keep Up with Demand

from TeleGeography (HT to Telecom Ramblings):

>>New data from TeleGeography’s Colocation Database reveal that colocation service providers are struggling to keep up with demand. Despite significant new construction, colocation site capacity is more constrained in 2010 than it was in 2009. More than 41% of sites surveyed by TeleGeography were at least 80% full at mid-2010, up from 34% of sites a year earlier.

Algo Technologies goes live at SIX Swiss Exchange


>>Algo Technologies Ltd has announced that it has gone live as a provider of proximity services from SIX Swiss Exchange via Equinix's Zurich based data centre.

Algo Technologies CEO Hirander Misra said, "This is very much part of our development of a world-class, super fast distributed trading infrastructure. It will cater to the latency sensitive trading community as they move away from trading single locations to trading from multiple locations powered by our low latency market data with our near light-speed fibre network interconnecting their trading hubs via the shortest available path. And in order to allow our clients to access a wide range of trading venues we have created a portfolio of co-location facilities closest to the big pools of trading liquidity at exchanges and MTFs. This deal with Equinix and SIX Swiss Exchange is the most recent of those."


Eric Schwartz, President of Equinix Europe added, 'Equinix has expanded rapidly into the world's top financial centers, and we are very pleased to see that Algo Technologies is offering its low latency market data and network services to the members of SIX Swiss Exchange from our state of the art Zurich ZH4 data centre as well as working with us at other key strategic locations.'

Digital Realty Sees "Favorable Pricing in Key Markets"


>>Last week's Equinix (EQIX) panic selling has renewed fears among many investors that wholesale data center space and co-location cabinet pricing are about to drop. However, Digital Realty (DLR) put out a statement to the contrary yesterday, with CEO Michael Foust commenting that "we continued to see very favorable pricing in all of our key markets", with regards to 3rd quarter leasing activity.

The strong pricing environment was evident in the company's disclosure on lease rates, where it mentioned that new leases signed for its Turn-Key space had an average initial lease rate of $198 per square foot, nearly 40% higher than leases signed in previous quarters but commenced in the first three quarters of this year, which had an average rate of $143 per foot.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Immersion Corp Started At Hold By Brigantine


>>Immersion Corp Started At Hold By Brigantine >IMMR
Mon Oct 11 08:08:21 2010 EDT (END) Dow Jones Newswires