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.

Dell EMC and Cisco renew converged infrastructure alliance

Gartner: IT spending to drop due to falling equipment prices

Gartner: IT spending to drop due to falling equipment prices

For once, the trends are in the favor of customers as IT equipment gets cheaper.

Intel follows AMD’s lead (again) into single-socket Xeon servers

Intel follows AMD’s lead (again) into single-socket Xeon servers

Intel's new U series of processors are aimed at the low-end market where one processor is good enough.

Fujitsu completes design of exascale supercomputer, promises to productize it

Fujitsu completes design of exascale supercomputer, promises to productize it

Fujitsu and Japanese research institute Riken announced the design for the post-K supercomputer, to be launched in 2021, is complete and that they will productize the design for sale later this year.

Most data center workers happy with their jobs -- despite the heavy demands

Most data center workers happy with their jobs -- despite the heavy demands

An Informa Engage and Data Center Knowledge survey finds data center workers are content with their jobs, so much so they would encourage their children to go into that line of work.

Startup MemVerge combines DRAM and Optane into massive memory pool

Startup MemVerge combines DRAM and Optane into massive memory pool

MemVerge software combines regular DRAM with Intel’s Optane DIMM persistent memory into a single clustered storage pool that doesn't require any changes to applications.

Google partners with Intel, HPE and Lenovo for hybrid cloud

Google partners with Intel, HPE and Lenovo for hybrid cloud

Google introduced new partnerships with Lenovo and Intel to help bolster its hybrid cloud offerings, both built on Google’s Kubernetes container technology.

HPE and Nutanix partner for hyperconverged private cloud systems

HPE and Nutanix partner for hyperconverged private cloud systems

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has partnered with Nutanix to offer Nutanix’s hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software available as a managed private cloud service and on HPE-branded appliances.

Intel formally launches Optane for data center memory caching

Intel formally launches Optane for data center memory caching

Intel formally launched the Optane persistent memory product line, which includes 3D Xpoint memory technology. The solution is meant to sit between DRAM and NAND and to speed up performance.

Intel unveils an epic response to AMD’s server push

Intel unveils an epic response to AMD’s server push

Intel introduced more than 50 new Xeon Scalable Processors for servers that cover a variety of workloads.

As memory prices plummet, PCIe is poised to overtake SATA for SSDs

As memory prices plummet, PCIe is poised to overtake SATA for SSDs

Falling prices will increase use of SSDs in enterprise and data center applications, which is expected to further drive the adoption of PCI Express drives.

Microsoft introduces Azure Stack for HCI

Microsoft introduces Azure Stack for HCI

Microsoft has introduced Azure Stack HCI Solutions, a new implementation of its on-premises Azure product specifically for Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) hardware.

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