Andy Patrizio

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.

Facebook releases its load balancer as open-source code

Rackspace introduces data center colocation services

Rackspace introduces data center colocation services

Rackspace announced a new data center colocation business, offering space, power, and network connectivity to customers who provide their own hardware.

Supermicro is the latest hardware vendor with a security issue

Supermicro is the latest hardware vendor with a security issue

Vulnerabilities in Supermicro server firmware require skill to exploit, but if they are, attackers have as much control as if they gained physical access to the system.

Intel launches Optane, the go-between for memory and storage

Intel launches Optane, the go-between for memory and storage

Intel introduced Optane DC persistent memory modules, a new class of memory and storage that stores frequently accessed data in its memory rather than forcing the server to fetch it from a hard disk.

Suddenly the server market is hot again

Suddenly the server market is hot again

Growth and new platforms are driving sales for a once-moribund market.

AMD’s EPYC server encryption is the latest security system to fall

AMD’s EPYC server encryption is the latest security system to fall

Researchers find they can recover data from encrypted VMs.

Study shows admins are doing a terrible job of patching servers

Study shows admins are doing a terrible job of patching servers

Three-quarters of examined open-source servers have unpatched exploits.

SSDs get bigger, while prices get smaller

SSDs get bigger, while prices get smaller

An oversupply of memory chips, plus aggressive pricing by SSD suppliers are causing SSD prices to drop, while the capacity of drives continues to increase.

Why NVMe over Fabric matters

Why NVMe over Fabric matters

With NVMe over Fabric, a big limitation on SSDs in the enterprise is going away. This will be worth the upgrade.

What Qualcomm’s rumored exit from data centers means

What Qualcomm’s rumored exit from data centers means

Anonymous sources say Qualcomm is looking to shut down or sell its Centriq line of ARM-based data center processors, causing people to speculate about the company's plans.

Hitachi, HPE and IBM enhance their SSD-based storage products

Hitachi, HPE and IBM enhance their SSD-based storage products

To help companies control data creep, Hitachi, HPE and IBM upgraded their SSD-based storage arrays with de-duplication features.

GPUs: Designed for gaming now crucial to HPC and AI

GPUs: Designed for gaming now crucial to HPC and AI

How did a chip meant for gaming become so vital in enterprise computing? Some people thought outside the box.

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