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.

Data center power efficiency increases, but so do power outages

Intel continues to optimize its products around AI

Intel made a series of processor and memory announcements aimed at the data center and artificial intelligence, including new Xeon chips and its Intel Optane DC persistent memory.

Chip maker TSMC will lose millions for not patching its computers

Chip maker TSMC will lose millions for not patching its computers

Chip-making giant TSMC will lose hundreds of millions of dollars for failing to patch its Windows 7 computers, which were infected by the WannaCry virus.

Intel ends the Xeon Phi product line

Intel ends the Xeon Phi product line

Intel quietly ended the life of the Xeon Phi processor line on July 23. Forthcoming Xeon chips have all the features of the Phi, no separate chip or add-in card needed.

Seagate announces new flash drives for hyperscale markets

Seagate announces new flash drives for hyperscale markets

Seagate is expanding its Nytro portfolio of SSD products for read-intensive workloads such as big data and AI, and it is updating its Seagate Secure data protection tool.

Nutanix expands on-premises desktop offerings with Frame buy

Nutanix expands on-premises desktop offerings with Frame buy

The purchase of Frame will help Nutanix expand its virtual desktop infrastructure and allow it to cover both ends of the network.

SSDs poised to get a lot cheaper

SSDs poised to get a lot cheaper

Oversupply and seasonal weakness combine for a potential big drop in prices on solid-state drives (SSD).

Samsung could upset the AI and HPC markets with GPU entry

Samsung could upset the AI and HPC markets with GPU entry

Nvidia has vaulted to the lead of the AI chip race with its GPUs. But Samsung looks to be making a move and could take some of its thunder.

Google finally throws some weight behind on-premises services

Google finally throws some weight behind on-premises services

The Kubernetes service included in Google's new Cloud Services Platform works on both on-premises servers and the in cloud, and you won't know the difference.

Lenovo gets into the on-premises cloud game with ThinkAgile CP

Lenovo gets into the on-premises cloud game with ThinkAgile CP

Lenovo's new product line is meant to simplify the deployment of internal cloud-designed systems.

How edge networking and IoT will reshape data centers

How edge networking and IoT will reshape data centers

With edge computing to process a surge in data produced by the internet of things, the function of enterprise data centers will shift to handling long-term data aggregation and analysis.

Amazon denies reports it is targeting the network switch market

Amazon denies reports it is targeting the network switch market

Amazon Web Services has denied that it is targeting Cisco’s bread-and-butter network switching market. But like so many denials, there is wiggle room.

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