Saturday, November 5, 2011
>>Datacenter and hosting provider Equinix will this week unveil its second datacenter in Hong Kong, a US$63 million facility that will ultimately deliver space for 1450 server cabinets, in response to increasing demand for hosted services...
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
>>With phenomenal year-on-year and sequential growth of 252% and 60% respectively, Samsung shipped 27.3 million smart phones under its own brand to capture a 23% share, becoming the number one vendor in APAC, Western Europe and Latin America, ahead of Nokia, Apple and RIM respectively. With well-regarded products, such as the Galaxy S II, and significant marketing campaigns, the vendor registered the second highest quarterly shipment total in the market’s history, behind only Nokia’s Q4 2010 performance. In addition, Samsung shipped an estimated 500,000 units worldwide under the Google and T-Mobile brands.
>>In spite of its reputation as a famously bad month for stocks (mostly linked with the 1929 crash), October 2011 saw most stocks rebound nicely, although it ended on a negative tone.
Both the Dow Jones industrial and the Standard & Poor's 500 index reported some of their strongest performances recently (best month since October 2002 and since December 1991, respectively).
Data center related stocks are also mostly positive in the month, with the only exception of 21Vianet Group (VNET), the Chinese colocation player that has recently been in a negative trend following a much hyped IPO at $15.
>>Last week Equinix reported solid Q3 results, slightly increased full year revenue guidance and hinted at ambitious long term targets, with revenues expected to be greater than $3 billion by 2015.
Let's go through some of the highlights:
Monday, October 31, 2011
LINX made the significant investment in the new PoPs in 2008 and all three sites have now achieved a break-even run rate. As a result LINX is making further investment into these PoPs as it rolls out its new primary LAN based on Juniper routers.
“The last few years have been difficult for many companies and the economy as a whole. Achieving a break-even run rate proves that we made the right investment back in 2008 and it means we can continue to develop the network,” said John Souter, CEO of LINX. “I would like to thank our data centre partners, Equinix, Interxion and TeleCity Group for their help and support in this success story.”
“By partnering with LINX we have built successful sites and this means we are able to deliver even greater value to our clients,” said Greg McCulloch, UK Managing Director of Interxion, the European leaders in colocation, data centres, connectivity and managed services.
LINX's partner Equinix connects businesses globally through its platform of high performance data centres, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. John Souter said “I am confident that Equinix are also pleased they entered into this agreement, and agree that the risk sharing has paid off”.
The rapid growth of the LINX network, at a time when others were scaling back their infrastructure investments now means that further investment in these PoPs is assured. Adriaan Oosthoek, Managing Director of TeleCity Group, one of Europe's industry-leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres said “we are delighted that the 2008 LINX PoP is now so successful that they are bringing the new network to us in Powergate”.