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.

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Used IT equipment: Millennials push enterprises into the circular economy

Used IT equipment: Millennials push enterprises into the circular economy

IT has typically shunned the market for secondhand IT equipment, but younger staff members are driving green policies that include buying used IT gear.

Looking at both sides of the data lake argument

Looking at both sides of the data lake argument

Some see it as the new data warehouse for the Big Data era, while others see a mess that can easily turn into a swamp.

Xilinx partnerships with Samsung, Kameleon yield products

Xilinx partnerships with Samsung, Kameleon yield products

Samsung collaboration delivers a compute-on-storage SSD that comes with a Xilinx FPGA processor, while Kameleon Security deal produces a security chip for cloud servers.

NetApp launches cloud-native storage solution for containers

NetApp launches cloud-native storage solution for containers

After its purchase of cloud storage automation specialist Spot for $450 million this past June, NetApp is releasing its first new product under the brand. Called Spot Storage, it's a "storageless" solution that's designed to...

With COVID-19 hanging on, migration to the cloud accelerates

With COVID-19 hanging on, migration to the cloud accelerates

IDC predicts 80% of enterprises will speed up their shift to a cloud-centric infrastructure.

Amazon Web Services launches Nvidia Ampere-powered instances

Amazon Web Services launches Nvidia Ampere-powered instances

New AWS instances are several times faster and more powerful than existing instances thanks to Nvidia processors.

AMD grabs Xilinx for $35 billion in expansion play

AMD grabs Xilinx for $35 billion in expansion play

Xilinx is in many fields where AMD does not play, allowing for some expansion of territory.

Goldman Sachs to invest $500 million in data center development platform

Goldman Sachs to invest $500 million in data center development platform

Wall Street continues to see the data center industry as a viable investment.

Folding@home exascale supercomputer finds potential targets for COVID-19 cure

Folding@home exascale supercomputer finds potential targets for COVID-19 cure

One million volunteers and more than 2.5 exaFLOPS later, the group behind the crowdsourced distributed-computing project says it has found possible targets for stopping the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Low demand and high production create a bargain for SSD drives

Low demand and high production create a bargain for SSD drives

Demand for PC and server SSDs has weakened, so now may be the time for enterprise IT buyers to buy or negotiate.

Dell launches Apex, a per-use hardware-leasing program

Dell launches Apex, a per-use hardware-leasing program

Dell's Apex program is designed to accelerate adoption of IT-as-a-service, starting with storage-as-a-service across public cloud providers.

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