Thursday, September 27, 2012

Equinix provides Southern Cross Cable Network hook-up from SY1


>> Company’s Sydney data centre, SY1, first in Australia to house a direct link to SCCN which will reduce latency

 Data centre provider, Equinix, has announced that its Sydney 1 (SY1) facility is the first data centre in Australia to house a direct link to the Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN), which provides international bandwidth from Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii to the US.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

RBC Capital Boosts Price Target on Equinix (EQIX)


>> Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX) had its target price increased by RBC Capital from $195.00 to $230.00 in a report issued on Wednesday. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock.

Monday, September 24, 2012

SureHosting Internet Solutions teams with tw telecom to expand connections at Equinix data center in Sunnyvale, Calif.

— /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged, and IP VPN solutions for enterprise carrier customers throughout the U.S. and globally, announced today that it has teamed with SureHosting Internet Solutions to offer its customers secure, scalable and predictable Business Ethernet connectivity to the Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Sunnyvale, Calif.  
"We are pleased to team with tw telecom to help us deliver our solutions to customers demanding world-class, reliable, and secure bandwidth, while connecting offices directly to their data center assets," said Michael Hendricks, President and CEO of SureHosting Internet Services. "With tw telecom's highly reliable Layer 2 Business Ethernet connectivity across the nation, we have the best path routing available to ensure fast, secure and scalable bandwidth for our customers' applications. Together, we can offer a 'virtual patch cord' that eliminates the need for expensive firewalls, delivering faster and more reliable connections directly to our data center equipment."
As part of the agreement, tw telecom will deliver a 1 Gbps connection that can immediately respond as SureHosting's bandwidth demands increase.

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Focus Media LBO Offer: Betting On The Timing Rather Than The Outcome Of The Proposed Deal

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>>Focus Media (FMCN) is the dominant advertising-display agency in China, operating approximately 170,000 flat-panel displays in about 90,000 buildings all over 90 Chinese cities.
The company recently received a $3.1 billion buyout offer backed by the company chairman and several key investors like Citic Capital Partners (a company associated with CITIC Group, synonymous of the Chinese sovereign wealth fund), FountainVest Partners (lead by Frank Tang, who used to head China investments for Temasek, the Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund) and private-equity giant Carlyle. The company's largest shareholder, Fosun International, seems supportive of the deal.