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.

Juniper Networks expands multi-cloud connectivity portfolio

Intel launches new Xeon processor aimed at edge computing

Intel launches new Xeon processor aimed at edge computing

The Xeon D-2100's system-on-chip (SoC) design and low power are key for constrained environments.

Researchers find malware samples that exploit Meltdown and Spectre

Researchers find malware samples that exploit Meltdown and Spectre

As of Feb. 1, antivirus testing firm AV-TEST had found 139 malware samples that exploit Meltdown and Spectre. Most are not very functional, but that could change.

AMD lands Dell as its latest Epyc server processor customer

AMD lands Dell as its latest Epyc server processor customer

AMD's Epyc 7000 processors will power three new Dell PowerEdge servers. The emphasis is on one-socket solutions for the enterprise.

Cisco says almost all workloads will be cloud based within 3 years

Cisco says almost all workloads will be cloud based within 3 years

In its latest Cisco Global Cloud Index (2016-2021), the networking giant predicts that by 2021, 94 percent of all workloads will run in some form of cloud environment and that dedicated servers will be a distinct minority. That 94...

AMD plans silicon fix for Spectre vulnerability

AMD plans silicon fix for Spectre vulnerability

AMD intends to have a silicon fix for the variant 2 of the Spectre exploit, the only one of the Meltdown and Spectre exploits it’s vulnerable to, by 2019.

IT budgets remain tight due to cloud migration

IT budgets remain tight due to cloud migration

Computer Economics research echoes a common finding that on-premises computing is falling out of favor as IT shops look to migrate as much work as possible to the public cloud.

Intel promises silicon-based fixes for Meltdown and Spectre this year

Intel promises silicon-based fixes for Meltdown and Spectre this year

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said "silicon-based" fixes for Spectre and Meltdown would arrive by the end of 2018.

Linus Torvalds blasts Intel’s Meltdown fixes as ‘garbage’

Linus Torvalds blasts Intel’s Meltdown fixes as ‘garbage’

Linus Torvalds has a point that some of Intel's patches for Meltdown and Spectre have been sloppy, but his blistering comments are unfair, as well as unreasonable.

HPE partners with Portworx for easier Kubernetes deployment

HPE partners with Portworx for easier Kubernetes deployment

The new solution pairs HPE’s Synergy composable system with Portworx’s PX-Enterprise cloud-native storage platform to deploy a scale-out container platform on bare metal.

Server vendors push flex pricing to challenge cloud providers

Server vendors push flex pricing to challenge cloud providers

As enterprises adopt cloud services, hardware vendors are fighting back with long-term payment plans that avoid capital outlay.

Configuration errors in Intel workstations being labeled a security hole

Configuration errors in Intel workstations being labeled a security hole

The issue is in specific desktops and laptops but is not a technical one, company says.

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