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.

Gartner: Data center spending will inch up this year

Windows Server vulnerability disclosed by NSA; don’t wait to patch

Windows Server vulnerability disclosed by NSA; don’t wait to patch

The National Security Agency warns the Windows vulnerability allows attackers to evade protections and deliver executable code while appearing as legitimate entities.

It’s the end for Windows Server 2008 support

It’s the end for Windows Server 2008 support

Microsoft recommends migrating Server 2008 workloads to Azure cloud services while enterprises modernize their apps for Windows Server 2016 or 2019 deployments.

Google Cloud launches Archive cold storage service

Google Cloud launches Archive cold storage service

Archive will focus on long-term data retention and compete against AWS Glacier, Microsoft Cool Blob Storage, and IBM Cloud Storage.

Enterprises spend more on cloud IaaS than on-premises data-center gear

Enterprises spend more on cloud IaaS than on-premises data-center gear

More than half of servers are sold to hyperscale data-center operators such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Facebook.

HPE and Cumulus Networks partner for open storage

HPE and Cumulus Networks partner for open storage

The deal between HPE and Cumulus Networks is designed to address the increased network and storage demands of techs like AI, IoT.

Price of NAND memory chips projected to rise up to 40%

Price of NAND memory chips projected to rise up to 40%

SSD drives could become very expensive this year if one projection is accurate.

What to know before upgrading to Windows Server 2019

What to know before upgrading to Windows Server 2019

Even though it’s only been one refresh cycle, the changes to the latest version of Windows Server are considerable. Microsoft makes the process of upgrading from Windows Server 2016 easy.

Bamboo Systems redesigns server motherboards for greater performance

Bamboo Systems redesigns server motherboards for greater performance

Bamboo Systems, formerly Kaleao, claims its motherboard architecture is more power efficient than traditional designs that cater to x86 processors.

Data center operators not keen on green: survey

Data center operators not keen on green: survey

Most IT leaders making data center equipment purchases don't prioritize energy efficiency or environmental impact.

Liquid cooling and edge computing are featured at Gartner show

Liquid cooling and edge computing are featured at Gartner show

Non-traditional data center hardware makes the news at Gartner’s show focused on data center operations.

Data centers in 2020: Automation, cheaper memory

Data centers in 2020: Automation, cheaper memory

As data centers grow in 2020, enterprises will refine the balance between on-premises and cloud resources, adopt AI on servers and try to manage data sprawl effectively.

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