Friday, June 3, 2011
>>In a note to clients, Oppenheimer writes, "The company was generally upbeat about its near-term and long-term prospects, particularly pointing to continued growth in cloud computing which should allow it to continue layering incremental revenues on top of its core collocation offerings. EQIX is looking to deploy as many cloud computing nodes in as many data centers as possible, in order to continue to ride the wave of innovation. Currently cloud-based services are probably around 25% of revenues, but we would expect this mix to grow going forward."
Thursday, June 2, 2011
>>Data center related stocks enjoyed a mixed performance in May, as the REIT category was the only sub-sector delivering a solid positive performance (with increases ranging from 3.4% to 12.1%), while the other stocks fluctuated on average from slightly positive to single-digit declines. The worst performance was achieved by Limelight Networks (LLNW), falling about 10% in the month. However, it's today's news that Jim Cramer, in spite of the recent soft performance, still likes the stock.
>>21Vianet Group (VNET) announced yesterday its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2011. The company describes itself as the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China, and completed its IPO at the end of April, selling about 14,950,000 American depositary shares ("ADSs"), including 1,950,000 ADSs purchased by the underwriters pursuant to the exercise of their over-allotment option at $15, or $2 above the high end of the originally proposed range. Each ADS represents six Class A ordinary shares of the company.
SAN JOSE - June 2, 2011
Haptify, the independent publisher and developer of haptic-powered mobile apps, today announced that a free, ad-subsidized version of its first title, Enzo's Pinball, is now available in the Android Market. The first mobile pinball game to include fully integrated tactile feedback technology, Enzo's Pinball lets players feel the action as they flip their ball onto each ramp, bumper, and target. An ad-free version of Enzo's Pinball may still be purchased from the Android Market and Amazon Appstore for $1.49.
Enzo's Pinball features:
• Three unique pinball tables, each with different missions to undertake:
Clockwork Table : avoid getting wound up by an intricate clockwork mechanism dating back to the 18th century and learn the secret of the clockwork pinball
Steam-Powered Table : stay cool under pressure and navigate a high-voltage playing field to unlock the true nature of the steampunk pinball
DJ Table : listen to the dark secrets of the record pinball
• Realistic pinball physics brought to life through high-quality haptic feedback, graphics, and sound.
• Immersive touch-screen controls and accelerometer support that allows players to tilt the table,
just like in arcades.
• OpenFeint integration with global high score list and achievements.
"The subtle yet powerful addition of fully integrated tactile feedback into apps takes mobile gaming to a whole new level of immersion," said Haptify Lead Craig Vachon. " Enzo's Pinball sets itself apart from the other pinball games out there by including native haptics for a more realistic pinball experience, and by offering a free, ad-supported version, we’re able to ensure that everyone will have the opportunity to experience what the future of mobile games will feel like."
To download the FREE ad-supported version of Enzo’s Pinball, visit the Android Market at: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.haptify.enzopinballfree
To download the ad-free version of Enzo’s Pinball, visit the Android Market at: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.haptify.enzopinball
To download the ad-free version of Enzo’s Pinball from the Amazon Appstore, visit:
StillSecure to Provide Complete Suite of Fully Managed Security and Compliance Solutions to Network Strategies
StillSecure to Provide Complete Suite of Fully Managed Security and Compliance Solutions to Network Strategies
SUPERIOR, CO--(Marketwire - Jun 2, 2011) - StillSecure®, a managed network security solutions and certified compliance company, and Network Strategies today announced an agreement to offer StillSecure's Managed Security Services and world-class Security Operations Center support to Network Strategies' business customers. In addition to managed security services for co-location, hosting and business continuity clients, the partnership will leverage StillSecure's security platform for Network Strategies' virtual and cloud customers managed colocation services within key Equinix data center hubs, providing the same high level of protection found in traditional deployments.
"Our customers need security delivered for a variety of environments. StillSecure's flexible managed security platform allows our co-location, hosting and virtual customers the same level of comprehensive security," said Jan Rosenberg, Managing Director of Network Strategies.
"StillSecure is proud to offer a range of security services that meet all major sectors of the evolving data center market -- co-location, managed hosting, and public and private cloud. We look forward to partnering with Network Strategies to deliver this comprehensive suite of managed security services to their customers," said Steven Harper, Vice President of Business Development for StillSecure.
About Network Strategies
Network Strategies, Inc. (NSI), founded in 2003, provides exceptional managed services exclusively within Equinix Data Centers. NSI offers services today in their Data Centers in Ashburn, Virginia, Chicago, Dallas, and London with new Equinix facilities planned in the coming year. NSI is enabling clients, whatever their space requirements, with access to world-class Equinix facilities, connectivity, security and managed services at affordable price points. For more info call (877) 585-4678 or visit http://www.networkstrategies.com/
For IT executives facing escalating security threats and evolving compliance requirements, and data centers looking to cement long-term customer relationships, StillSecure designs and delivers managed network security and certified compliance solutions so you can focus on growing your core business.
As opposed to vendors with uncertified partial fixes, or worse, self-audited solutions, StillSecure unites our security experts with our certified processes and innovative technologies to provide holistic solutions that eliminate the need for dedicated resources juggling multiple vendors, products and requirements.
Welcome the following new peers at Equinix Internet Exchange in AP:
Godaddy (AS 26496)
Matrix Systems (AS 55818)
TOT International Internet Gateway (AS 38040)
Anittel (AS 7631)
Callplus (AS 9790)
Cloud Central (AS 7551)
Delion (AS 55555)
Exetel (AS 10143)
Ovee (AS 45646)
Planet Ozi (AS 18221)
Simtronic (AS 55707)
Nexon (AS 9797)
Western Australian Internet Association (AS 10084)
NEC BigGlobe (AS 2518)
Amazon (AS 16509)
IPTP (AS 41095)
Qwest (AS 209)
VNPT (AS 45898)
AP Traffic Update
Equinix AP aggregate peering traffic reached a new record high of 110Gbps during the month of May 2011.
source: AP Beer and Peer
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
>>Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML - News), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced that ASUS, a leading computer manufacturer, has selected the Atmel maXTouch™ solution to power the touchscreen for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer tablet.
Running on the Android Honeycomb 3.0 operating system, the new tablet comes with a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 IPS panel supporting up to 10-multitouches using Atmel's maXTouch device. The Eee Pad Transformer tablet also includes a 1GHz Tegra 2 processor with 1GB RAM, 16GB flash storage, twin cameras with 1.2-megapixels on the front and 5-megapixels on the back, gyroscope, compass, GPS and more. A keyboard option is also available and can be docked to the tablet along with a trackpad and an integrated battery. This option can boost the tablet's 9.5 hour runtime to nearly 16 hours. The device is available now in the US and Taiwan
Atmel maXTouch solutions provide the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer tablet's touchscreen with unlimited touch capability, lower power consumption, faster response time, and better signal-to-noise ratio to detect the most sensitive touches with a finger nail, stylus and a user with gloves on his hands. All these benefits provide a better, more intuitive touch experience for the Eee Pad Transformer user.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
HONG KONG – May 31, 2011 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that BrightHost, a leading supplier of high-capacity cloud infrastructure and web hosting solutions, is leveraging Platform Equinix to support the expansion of its managed private cloud solutions to Hong Kong. The deployment of its cloud offering within Equinix’s Hong Kong (HK1) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center enables BrightHost to meet its blue-chip customers’ requirement for a presence in Asia.
Michael Richardson, Manager at BrightHost said: “The nature of our solutions require a highly available and scalable environment, using best-of-breed performance and security to deliver a premium service experience to our customers in the retail and financial services industries. Our goal was to activate a world-class cloud site within two months and Equinix has been a key partner in helping us meet our commercial, technical and customer service requirements.”
Richardson continued, “Equinix offers solutions that optimize our service performance, delivery costs and the end-user experience, putting us in the best position to support our customers across the region. Equinix’s expertise in cloud services makes our new market entry and expansion a lot easier.”
Andy Lee, business development director for Cloud, IT & Enterprise, Equinix Asia Pacific said: “We serve over 240 cloud and 400 IT service providers globally and fully understand the needs of cloud services. We are thrilled to have BrightHost join our growing cloud ecosystem. We provide the combination of scalability, performance, proximity to end users and access to potential customers, which will benefit BrightHost in its expansion.”
BrightHost is a leading supplier of high-capacity cloud infrastructure and web hosting solutions to Australia's largest and most recognisable brands. We take time to go beyond our client's technical requirements, to truly understand their business. This client-first philosophy is at the core of our business and daily lives. Combined with our impeccable security and performance record, we are proudly creating rewarding and unmatched client relationships.
All clients work directly with a dedicated BrightHost Account Manager to build and manage custom hosting solutions. Current BrightHost clients include many of Australia’s leading brands, including Myer, Warner Bros, Bunnings, Honda, Sensis, Bendigo Bank, AustralianSuper and the Australian Government.
Monday, May 30, 2011
The ASUS Padfone is a device that explores one possible convergence between two popular mobile devices - the smartphone and tablet. The Padfone solves the problem of data transfer hassles and multiple SIM cards when both a smartphone and 3G tablet are used. With the Padfone, the smartphone docks inside the tablet to give users an expanded view to suit their tasks. With the phone docked, it can recharge from the tablet's larger battery and the tablet can also make use of the smartphone's 3G internet connection. The dual interfaces for both the pad and phone ensure an enhanced user experience as the layout is automatically adjusted for all activities such as video conferencing, web browsing and emailing.