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.

Microsoft uses AI to boost its reuse, recycling of server parts

 Many data-center workloads staying on premises, Uptime Institute finds

Many data-center workloads staying on premises, Uptime Institute finds

Power efficiency has plateaued as data-center workloads expand and become more process-intensive.

HPE launches 5G test lab

HPE launches 5G test lab

HPE 5G Lab is designed to help telcos accelerate 5G deployment and adoption.

Switch turns to Tesla batteries for solar-power storage

Switch turns to Tesla batteries for solar-power storage

Switch will power its giant data centers with massive amounts of solar energy and use Tesla Megapacks to store it.

Fortinet, Barracuda expand SD-WAN cloud offerings

Fortinet, Barracuda expand SD-WAN cloud offerings

Both are designed to span multiple clouds and bring faster, secure connectivity.

Is COVID-19 vendor financing for enterprise gear a good deal?

Is COVID-19 vendor financing for enterprise gear a good deal?

IT vendors are offering billions in financial aid to keep enterprise IT sales from being cancelled and partners afloat, but do they benefit customers?

Data-center survey: IT seeks faster switches, intelligent computing

Data-center survey: IT seeks faster switches, intelligent computing

Omdia survey of North American enterprises finds that on-premises data centers will thrive and IT pros will seek faster switches.

AI startup Graphcore launches Nvidia competitor

AI startup Graphcore launches Nvidia competitor

Graphcore is putting its new AI processor, the Colossus MK2 IPU, up against Nvidia's Ampere A100 GPU.

Kioxia demonstrates new high-capacity SSD form factor

Kioxia demonstrates new high-capacity SSD form factor

Rather than using a hard disk form, Kioxia's EDSFF SSD uses new designs for chip placement and cooling efficiency.

AT&T expands SD-WAN offerings through Cisco partnership

AT&T expands SD-WAN offerings through Cisco partnership

New AT&T SD-WAN links on-premises and cloud networks and provides single-pane security monitoring.

For lease: IPv4 addresses, slightly used but in working order

For lease: IPv4 addresses, slightly used but in working order

If your business needs IP addresses for new servers or IoT devices, there is a marketplace for all the addresses you need.

StorOne releases Optane-powered enterprise storage

StorOne releases Optane-powered enterprise storage

The company’s new array combines its software-defined storage technology with Intel servers, Optane and QLC flash storage technologies.

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