Friday, May 13, 2011

one year anniversary of AGTN

Tonight there will be a gathering of geeks from all over the place. We will be celebrating our one year anniversary of AGTN this evening and have another very exciting show lined up. Fresh out of Google IO, Aaron will be joining us from the his temporary west coast residence in San Francisco. The regular cast is set for this evening with host Ray Walters leading the way. The lovely StacieDaisy will be there along with #TeamDouche founder Benji Bear. Immersion will be talking about their TouchSense solution for feedback enabled devices in the first interview.

SID Display Week

We're at SID Display Week in LA next week, showing off the latest tech and demoing partner products. Stop by if you're in the neighborhood. Booth #1549!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Global Android phone sales to top 180 million units in 2011, says Sony Ericsson CTO


>>Global sales of Android-based smartphones are expected to grow from 60 million units in 2010 to 180 million units in 2011 and over 400 million units in 2014, according to Sony Ericsson vice president and CTO Jan Uddenfeldt.

Sony Ericsson plans to launch at least eight Android-based smartphones in 2011 compared to four models in 2010, Uddenfeldt indicated.

Redstor Partners with Exponential-e

- Partnership delivers high speed customer access to its cloud storage & backup services -


PRLog (Press Release)May 11, 2011 – Redstor, a managed services, cloud storage and IT solutions provider, today announced a partnership with Exponential-
e, the ‘smart wires’ provider of Ethernet services, application assurance and monitoring for the WAN, to enable low latency customer access to its data centres in Slough and Reading at sub-millisecond speeds.

The partnership comes as part of Redstor’s drive to maximise the EMC Atmos cloud storage platform and provide secure storage infrastructure services that will help customers manage and optimise external clouds as part of an overall strategy. Exponential-e will allow Redstor to further develop this cloud offering by enabling customers to upload and download data at high speed from its data centres, delivering increased Input/Output operations per second (IOPS) for customers.

Redstor now has two data centres following its recent migration of primary storage facilities to the Equinix LD5 IBX data centre in Slough, which replicates to Redstor’s Reading based data centre. The Exponential-e network will support Redstor’s delivery of high availability storage services to support customer business continuity plans by offering faster bandwidth using the Exponential-e network to prioritise business traffic and filter out rogue traffic.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Goldman Sachs Maintains Neutral on Equinix

from Benzinga:

>>Goldman Sachs maintained its Neutral rating on Equinix. At the same time, Goldman left its price target unchanged at $99, following a meeting with Steve Smith, Equinix's CEO. In a research report published today, Goldman stressed that Equinix's fundamentals remain healthy, leaving no reason to change its estimates.

In the report, Goldman states, "Management's commentary on fundamentals suggests demand remains strong across all verticals, and particularly within Cloud/IT, financials, and mobility. In addition, a significant portion of new supply is coming from wholesale providers (e.g. DLR), where competition with EQIX is fairly limited. Importantly, management is confident that churn is improving, with 8% guidance for 2011 implying sub-2% churn within the next few quarters."

Monday, May 9, 2011

euNetworks Adds Zurich to its Dedicated Finance Network

from Seeking Alpha:

  • New ultra low latency network route connects to Equinix s ZH4 data centre and delivers direct access to SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Delivers direct exchange-to-exchange connectivity to Zurich from London and Frankfurt

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- euNetworks Group Limited (SGX: H23.SI), today announced it has launched a new low latency route, adding Zurich to its dedicated finance network. The Company is delivering a low latency solution to Equinix s ZH4 International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) data centre in Zurich. The new low latency route provides financial services firms with direct access to SIX Swiss Exchange from London with one way latency of 6.83 milliseconds, and from Equinix s Frankfurt data centre (FR2), with one way latency of 2.74 milliseconds. euNetworks now offers market leading latency performance from all major Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTFs) across Europe, enabling greater access to its euTrade service portfolio and some of the shortest routes in the market today.

euTrade delivers pre-installed capacity on a dedicated wavelength platform, for quick turn-up to optimised routes for the lowest possible latency.

By adding this new low latency route to the range of networks available in our IBXs, euNetworks continues to demonstrate a clear understanding of the networking needs of the financial services community, said Marco Dottarelli, Managing Director of Equinix Switzerland.

Dottarelli added, Zurich is one of the most competitive financial centres in the world, and Equinix s ZH4 IBX® data centre offers customers a highly reliable, secure and network-neutral location from which to drive their trading operations in a growing market. The euNetworks solution delivers additional choice and quality of service to our customers and will help attract even more participants to the growing trading community in our ZH4 facility.

Following the investment in our dedicated finance network in 2010, we continue to invest where our clients need connectivity, said Brady Rafuse, Chief Executive Officer at euNetworks. We are delighted to be delivering low latency connectivity into Equinix s facility and importantly, offering our service from all major MTFs across Europe. Our commitment to network performance in the European market remains at the forefront of our network development programme and we have a number of further route optimisations and metro developments underway to continue to strengthen our market differentiation and service to our clients.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Australian Government Adds Equinix as Data Center Partner

Read the whole article at Seeking Alpha:

>>On May 5th, the Australian Government officially announced the addition of two data center providers, Equinix (EQIX) and Australian Data Centres, as chosen vendors to provide data center space to Government agencies.

The new providers join Canberra Data Centre, TransACT, iSeek (Brisbane), Global Switch (Sydney) and Datacom (Sydney) on the panel, and will be competing with them for multi-million dollar outsourcing deals, meant to allow the Government to consolidate most federal agencies into more modern third party facilities.