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.

Vapor IO heads new edge computing alliance

Lentiq combines data lakes with edge computing

Lentiq combines data lakes with edge computing

Lentiq combines the concept of the data lake with edge computing into what it calls “interconnected micro data lakes,” or data pools.

The long, slow death of commercial Unix

The long, slow death of commercial Unix

Unix was the standard for mission-critical computing. Now it’s clinging for life. How will it end?

Lenovo jumps into the pay-per-use server market

Lenovo jumps into the pay-per-use server market

Lenovo is launching TruScale, a pay-per-use system for its servers that it says offers true pay-per-use and no requirement of a minimum capacity purchase.

Dell CTO talks modern data centers, the edge, and digital disruption

Dell CTO talks modern data centers, the edge, and digital disruption

The data center isn't disappearing. Instead, it is being repurposed and some of its tasks are moving to the edge, says Dell CTO Robert Hormuth.

Dell EMC speeds up backups and restores in its storage appliances

Dell EMC speeds up backups and restores in its storage appliances

Dell EMC has introduced new software for its Data Domain and Integrated Data Protection Appliance products that it claims will significantly improve backup and restore performance.

Intel promotes Swan to CEO, bumps off Itanium, and eyes Mellanox

Intel promotes Swan to CEO, bumps off Itanium, and eyes Mellanox

Intel announced the promotion of CFO Bob Swan to CEO, ending a seven-month search, set a deadline for the life of its Itanium processor, and is looking to buy Mellanox.

SGI tech lives on in the form of a French AI-focused supercomputer

SGI tech lives on in the form of a French AI-focused supercomputer

Old SGI technology lives on in Jean Zay, an HPE SGI 8600 supercomputer designed for high-performance computing and artificial intelligence workloads.

HPE predicts storage-class memory will replace NAND flash

HPE predicts storage-class memory will replace NAND flash

Storage-class memory (SCM) will eventually supplant NAND flash as the high-speed storage medium of choice, says Ivan Iannaccone, VP and general manager of HPE’s 3PAR storage unit.

Time to stock up on memory; prices to fall 20% this quarter

Time to stock up on memory; prices to fall 20% this quarter

Contract prices for server DRAM are expected to fall by more than 20 percent this quarter thanks to slow demand and over production.

SUSE releases enterprise Linux for all major ARM processors

SUSE releases enterprise Linux for all major ARM processors

SUSE officially releases its enterprise Linux distribution, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), for all major ARM server processors.

Huawei introduces AI-driven data center switch

Huawei introduces AI-driven data center switch

Huawei's new data center switches, the CloudEngine 16800 series, use an AI-powered chip to improve network operations.

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