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 sharing is the main driver for IoT projects

10 predictions for the data center and the cloud in 2019

10 predictions for the data center and the cloud in 2019

What will 2019 hold for data centers and the cloud, both public and private? Here are our educated guesses.

IDC: Expect 175 zettabytes of data worldwide by 2025

IDC: Expect 175 zettabytes of data worldwide by 2025

By 2025, IDC says worldwide data will grow 61% to 175 zettabytes, with as much of the data residing in the cloud as in data centers.

AWS, Red Hat move to shore up hybrid cloud environments

AWS, Red Hat move to shore up hybrid cloud environments

Amazon Web Services (AWS) acknowledges it’s a hybrid world and announces eight hybrid storage offerings. Meanwhile, Red Hat acquires multi-cloud storage startup NooBaa.

Data centers are set to grow and become more complex, survey finds

Data centers are set to grow and become more complex, survey finds

Companies will invest more in building and renovating data centers and will look to alternative energy sources to power them, a new AFCOM survey finds.

Why did Oracle acquire an SDN firm?

Why did Oracle acquire an SDN firm?

Oracle has a significant communications software business, and it’s betting that Talari’s SD-WAN technology will ensure performance and reliability of communications over any network.

AMD’s road to the data center and HPC isn’t as long as you think

AMD’s road to the data center and HPC isn’t as long as you think

AMD has a few things in its favor as it takes on Nvidia in the high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) arena.

Gotcha pricing from the cloud pushes workloads back on premises

Gotcha pricing from the cloud pushes workloads back on premises

After the initial rush to the cloud, many firms are discovering it’s not cheaper and are taking workloads back to their data centers, a Nutanix survey finds.

GPUs are vulnerable to side-channel attacks

GPUs are vulnerable to side-channel attacks

Researchers at UCLA Riverside discover GPUs can be victims of the same kinds of attacks as Meltdown and Spectre, which have impacted Intel and AMD CPUs.

AMD now wants to take on Nvidia in the data center

AMD now wants to take on Nvidia in the data center

AMD’s new GPUs designed for the data center give it a chance against Nvidia, but the software is still an issue.

AMD continues server push, introduces Zen 2 architecture

AMD continues server push, introduces Zen 2 architecture

AMD revealed the Zen 2 architecture for its family of microprocessors. Sold under the Epyc brand for servers, it’s expected to double the performance of the previous generation.

Intel responds to the Epyc server threat from AMD

Intel responds to the Epyc server threat from AMD

Intel formally announced a new class of Xeon Scalable processors that in many ways leapfrogs the best AMD has to offer.

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