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Andy Patrizio is a freelance journalist based in southern California who has covered the computer industry for 20 years and has built every x86 PC he’s ever owned, laptops not included.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITworld, Network World, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Google develops high-capacity cloud data transfer device

Amazon, VMware rumored to be developing data center software

Amazon, VMware rumored to be developing data center software

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware are reportedly in talks about teaming up to develop data center software products. Speculation is it will be a stack-like product.

IBM touts full data encryption in new Z series mainframes

IBM touts full data encryption in new Z series mainframes

With one click, the entire contents of an IBM z14 mainframe can be encrypted with virtually no impact on performance.

IBM reorgs services division around Watson and AI

IBM reorgs services division around Watson and AI

A change in emphasis from the days when mainframes running line-of-business software ruled.

Microsoft introduces Azure Stack, its answer to OpenStack

Microsoft introduces Azure Stack, its answer to OpenStack

Both software-only and turnkey hardware systems are available for order.

Google, IBM look to mimic the human brain

Google, IBM look to mimic the human brain

Two projects—one from Google and one from IBM and the U.S. Air Force—propose building neural computers that provide more power and consume less energy than supercomputers.

NEC claims new vector processor speeds data processing 50-fold

NEC claims new vector processor speeds data processing 50-fold

Japanese electronics giant NEC has a new processor for machine learning and AI, the Aurora Vector Engine. The question is will anyone use it?

Big buyouts hit the enterprise market, BMC and Bain eye companies

Big buyouts hit the enterprise market, BMC and Bain eye companies

Companies are following Dell’s lead to merge and go private. BMC Software wants to merge with CA, while Bain Capital and its partners have set their sights on Toshiba.

Microsoft rumor: Company to reorganize cloud computing division

Microsoft rumor: Company to reorganize cloud computing division

Microsoft is looking for a new approach to selling its cloud computing products, and the reorganization could mean many jobs lost.

NVM Express spec updated for data-intensive operations

NVM Express spec updated for data-intensive operations

The NVM Express group has issued the NVM Express 1.3 spec, which aims to make solid-state drives (SSDs) even faster for analytics and virtualization.

Cray adds big data software to its supercomputers

Cray adds big data software to its supercomputers

With Urika-XC, Cray combines big data with HPC and AI, making it possible to do real-time weather forecasting, predictive maintenance, precision medicine and more.

Ireland the best place to set up a data center in the EU

Ireland the best place to set up a data center in the EU

A new report from BroadGroup says Ireland is the best place in Europe to set up a data center thanks to the country’s connectivity, taxes and government support.

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