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.

Fujitsu delivers exascale supercomputer that you can soon buy

Dell offers on-prem storage integration with Google Cloud

Dell offers on-prem storage integration with Google Cloud

Dell EMC's Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud promise to move 50 petabytes between corporate data centers and Google Cloud at very high speed for computational jobs.

Lenovo doubles down on AMD support, adds liquid GPU cooling

Lenovo doubles down on AMD support, adds liquid GPU cooling

Two announcements from Lenovo reflect a push into the lucrative high-performance computing market.

Schneider Electric and Aveva announce solution for multi-site data center management

Schneider Electric and Aveva announce solution for multi-site data center management

By melding their products together, Schneider Electric and Aveva offer multi-site data-center operations management.

Backblaze HDD report shows the resilience of hard disk drives

Backblaze HDD report shows the resilience of hard disk drives

With an almost flawless failure rate despite constant use, mechanical drives still have a place in computing.

Nvidia unleashes new generation of GPU hardware

Nvidia unleashes new generation of GPU hardware

Nvidia used to design chips for gamers but with its latest hardware has now fully become an HPC and AI developer.

For sale: Used, low-mileage hyperscaler servers

For sale: Used, low-mileage hyperscaler servers

As hyperscale service providers overhaul their data center gear with the latest technology, they're selling off their old equipment, which is likely more powerful than most enterprises use today.

Backblaze challenges dominance of cloud-storage vendors

Backblaze challenges dominance of cloud-storage vendors

Long known just as a purveyor of cloud backup, Backblaze is taking on Amazon, Microsoft and Google with much lower pricing.

Global VPN use exploded in March

Global VPN use exploded in March

The VPN market was forecast to grow, even before COVID-19 caused VPN use to skyrocket.

Dell EMC, Pure Storage upgrade storage offerings

Dell EMC, Pure Storage upgrade storage offerings

Storage remains a popular on-premises technology and Dell and Pure have significant new products for customer needs.

Data centers are shrinking but not going away

Data centers are shrinking but not going away

Companies are putting more compute into less data-center space and shifting some workloads away from the cloud.

KIOXIA innovates a software-enabled flash-drive controller

KIOXIA innovates a software-enabled flash-drive controller

In a first, the former Toshiba group introduces software-managed flash drives, something HDDs could never do.

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