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.

French IT giant Atos enters the edge-computing business

Microsoft issues fixes for non-supported versions of Windows Server

Microsoft issues fixes for non-supported versions of Windows Server

Critical vulnerability force Microsoft to patch versions of Windows Server and desktops that are long out of support.

Nutanix offers unified data backup and recovery, allies with AMD

Nutanix offers unified data backup and recovery, allies with AMD

Nutanix Mine essentially turns a Nutanix system into a backup appliance, putting primary and secondary storage in one place.

Supermicro moves production from China

Supermicro moves production from China

Supermicro was cleared of any activity related to the Chinese government and secret chips in its motherboards, but it is taking no chances and is moving its facilities.

Backblaze report shows slight uptick in HDD failure rates

Backblaze report shows slight uptick in HDD failure rates

Annualized failure rates of hard-disk drives (HDD) had fallen over the past few years, but Q1 2019 shows a slight increase, a new Backblaze report shows.

Server shipments to pick up in the second half of 2019

Server shipments to pick up in the second half of 2019

Server sales slowed in anticipation of the new Intel Xeon processors, but they are expected to start up again before the end of the year.

Some IT pros say they have too much data

Some IT pros say they have too much data

IT professionals have too many data sources to count, and they spend a huge amount of time wrestling that data into usable condition, a survey from Ivanti finds.

Dell EMC launches GPU-loaded machine learning server

Dell EMC launches GPU-loaded machine learning server

Dell EMC unveiled a high-end machine learning server for the data center that has four, eight, or even 10 Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs for processing power.

Dell enters the on-premises, pay-as-you-go business with VMware’s help

Dell enters the on-premises, pay-as-you-go business with VMware’s help

Dell EMC has an alliance with VMware to offer Dell EMC hardware on-premises without having to buy it outright.

Vapor IO provides direct, high-speed connections from the edge to AWS

Vapor IO provides direct, high-speed connections from the edge to AWS

Edge computing startup Vapor IO now offers a direct connection between its edge containers to Amazon Web Services (AWS) via a high-speed fiber network link.

Dell EMC and Cisco renew converged infrastructure alliance

Dell EMC and Cisco renew converged infrastructure alliance

Dell EMC and Cisco renewed their agreement to collaborate on converged infrastructure (CI) products for a few more years even though the momentum is elsewhere.

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.

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