Saturday, September 24, 2011

Savtira Corp. Selects Equinix for Data Center Services in the U.S. and Europe

Today Savtira announced it has selected Equinix as its primary data center provider throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 22, 2011

Major global businesses rely on the vitality of an information-driven world. With a pressing need to expand geographic reach and establish data centers for web-based information-sharing, securely exchanging critical information is a must, yet at the same time, growing startups like Savtira Corporation , a new provider of B2B eCommerce solutions, are recognizing the benefits of colocating critical equipment as a time and cost savings measure. Today Savtira announced it has selected Equinix as its primary data center provider throughout the U.S. and Europe. Savtira will move its operations into 10 Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX®) data centers and will leverage Platform Equinix as it expands globally. Savtira selected Equinix because of its extensive global reach into key geographic markets and the direct connection opportunity it provides Savtira to potential partners and customers.

“Equinix is a global leader connecting, protecting and powering the digital economy. With our rapidly advancing Cloud Commerce platform, we needed to ensure a reliable system for our global deployment. The 10 colocation facilities located in the U.S. and Europe, will serve our high-availability, enterprise-class infrastructure that will support Fortune 500 brands,” said Timothy Roberts, Savtira CEO.

Savtira’s Software-as-a-Service Cloud Commerce platform uses eCommerce to sell everything from downloadable entertainment to consumer goods. Savtira eStores are branded and custom-tailored for Savtira clients so that no two eStores are alike. All Savtira clients have the option to distribute millions of digital titles and thousands of physical goods from the Savtira catalog to their customers from their own branded eStore. The platform includes Savtira’s carrier-class “Entertainment Distribution Network” (EDN), which streams all digital media from the cloud to any device. All types of software and digital media (business applications, games, music, movies, audio/e-books) are available to consumers on a rental or subscription basis. No download or installation is necessary. Consumers have the ability to pause media on one device and resume it on another. All data, state and configuration is stored within the cloud.

“As Savtira expands globally, Equinix provides the scalability, geographic diversity and performance to support the demands of the company’s Cloud Commerce platform. Savtira can leverage Platform Equinix to access Equinix’s global footprint of data centers, and to connect directly to our thriving business ecosystem of customers and partners,” said Chris Sharp, general manager of content and digital media at Equinix.

About Savtira Corporation
Based in Tampa, Florida, Savtira is in the business of Digital Distribution with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) eCommerce platform that is a turnkey system for the distribution, marketing, merchandising, and selling of both digital media and physical goods in a single store and a single, unified shopping cart. Savtira-powered stores are designed to meet the specific needs of retail partners so no two eStores are alike. All Savtira eStores are custom-branded for our partners. Extra features and services are offered on an à la carte basis. Savtira’s next carrier-class “Entertainment Distribution Network” (EDN) streams all digital media from the cloud with a feature-set that eclipses anything on the market. For more information on Savtira, visit: or call 813.402.0123. Follow us on Twitter at:

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Equinix “buy” rating reiterated by Benchmark Co.


>>Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX) had their “buy” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Benchmark Co. in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Jamba Juice Foreign Expansion And Licensing Strategy Seems On Track

Read the whole article at Seeking Alpha:

>>Jamba Juice (JMBA) turn around story may probably be resumed in a relatively simple way: in 2009, the management team decided to reduce the number of company owned locations, and concentrate its growth efforts on franchise-operated stores and licensed consumer products – with both strategies potentially representing very high margin contributors to the company's bottom line.

SoftLayer(R) Launches Asia-Pacific Operations Extends Footprint with Singapore Data Center and Network PoPs in Tokyo and Hong Kong

DALLAS, Sep 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SoftLayer(R) Technologies, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed hosting, today announced the upcoming opening of the company's new data center in Singapore and network Points of Presence (PoPs) in Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Beginning Sept. 23, customers can pre-order services in the new data center, to be deployed when the data center and PoPs officially "go live" on Oct. 3.

"We are excited to bring our unique solutions to hosting to the Asia-Pacific region," said Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer for SoftLayer. "We've had an international customer base for quite some time, with almost half of our 23,000 customers coming from more than 140 countries besides the U.S. But we couldn't be happier to now have a truly international presence, putting our industry-leading solutions so much closer to our customers and their countless end users."

Designated SNG01, the new data center features the following:

-- Capacity for more than 16,000 servers

-- Redundant network infrastructure

-- Fully-automated platform

-- Unique pod design concept

SNG01 and the Tokyo and Hong Kong PoPs feature connectivity from multiple Tier-1 network carriers, including NTT, Tata, and Equinix, with direct network connections to SoftLayer facilities in San Jose and Los Angeles.


from peeringdb:

Equinix Singapore 36351 Singapore SG
Equinix Tokyo (TY2) 36351 Tokyo JP
MEGA iAdvantage Hong Kong 36351 Hong Kong HK

Monday, September 19, 2011

Equinix is delivering an additional 20,000 square feet in Elk Grove Village


>>Equinix is delivering an additional 20,000 square feet in Elk Grove Village in January 2012,its third and final phase. They will continue to see competition from newly delivered space at Latisys and CoreLink.

Equinix is our top pick overall.


>>TWST: What are your top picks right now and why?

Mr. Weller: We're pretty long the sector. Equinix is our top pick overall. We felt, and still feel, that valuation is very attractive. If you look at the multiples or valuation on an enterprise value to EBITDA basis - and that's the way we look at it, and I say it that way because from a REIT perspective, the typical valuation metric that REIT analysts will focus on is price to FFO or AFFO or net asset value, but we look at EV/EBITDA - Equinix at approximately seven times forward EBITDA is, we think, pretty attractive. Again, we felt like the last three quarters have all been around restoring confidence that the issues Equinix experienced were company specific as opposed to it being some big negative inflection point for Equinix and for the data center market. I think mission accomplished so far.

Unfortunately, the last few weeks have been devastating to Equinix's share prices, as well as any other stock on my screen because they reported very solid results as I mentioned, and you saw the stock up to $105, and now we're sitting here in the low $80s. We still think that's a good story.

Market Tries To Decipher Internap CEO's Comments

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>>Last Friday, at about 3 pm, shares of Internap (INAP) started experiencing an uptrend move, on good volume, that left most investors wondering “what's happening?".


The stock closed at $5.72, or almost 10% higher – while small caps may be very volatile, especially in this market environment, it may be worth looking for some fundamental reasons that could explain this sudden move, apart from the usual suspects, short covering, or “someone in the know.”