Microsoft brings HealthVault to the UK
Microsoft has decided to launch its cloud-based health organiser platform HealthVault in the UK. The launch comes nearly three years after the software giant unveiled the platform in the U.S., back in October 2007. The platform enables organisations to develop applications that allow individuals to monitor certain aspects of their physiological performance. The information provided is based on user-supplied data, such as body mass index, blood pressure and heart rate. In the UK, Microsoft has already worked with Nuffield Health on applications.
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Terremark unveils Network Access Point in Amsterdam
Managed IT service provider Terremark has launched its Network Access Point (NAP) of Amsterdam, a 25,000-square-foot colocation space inside the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol area. Under a lease agreement with Digital Realty Trust, the facility will feature connectivity with the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). Terremark's NAP of Amsterdam is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of Terremark's fiscal year 2011. Schipol Group has been secured as the data centre's first customer.
IBM enters into Application Specific Licensing agreement with Fixnetix
IBM has agreed to combine solutions from its IBM Financial Markets Framework with London-based Fixnetix's hosting and market access services. The combined platform is expected to offer customers a low-latency solution to financial services firms that deal with an ever-increasing amount of global data and transaction volumes.
RedHat sees 30% profit spike
Open source vendor RedHat realised a first quarter profit increase of 30%, year-on-year. The Linux software seller posted a net income of $24.1 million, up from the $18.5 million reported for the first quarter of last year. First quarter total revenue rose from $174.4 million to $209.1 million, year-on-year.
QLogic announces FCoE ASIC to be used in HP BladeSystem platform
Virtualisation networking vendor QLogic has unveiled a new Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) ASIC which will be used with HP's Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10 GB/24-port module, part of HP's BladeSystem platform. QLogic's new FCoE ASIC, code-named 'Bullet', enables ports to be allocated to support Fibre Channel, iSCSI or FCoE instantly.
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