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.

Google announces custom video transcoding chip

IBM updates its storage-systems portfolio

IBM updates its storage-systems portfolio

IBM adds higher capacity and software-defined storage systems for deployment on-premises and in the cloud.

Arm talks 40% and 50% better performance from 2 new server chips

Arm talks 40% and 50% better performance from 2 new server chips

Arm claims a 50% performance boost for Neoverse V1 for HPC and a gain of 40% its Neoverse N2 over the previous generation.

Venerable Linux distro Slackware comes back to life

Venerable Linux distro Slackware comes back to life

Slackware Linux, first released in 1993, is different from the more popular flavors, and that might be its appeal.

Siemens and Google Cloud team to deliver AI-based manufacturing solutions

Siemens and Google Cloud team to deliver AI-based manufacturing solutions

Google Cloud's AI and machine-learning capabilities will be combined with Siemens' factory automation portfolio.

Data-center outages: Causes are changing, report says

Data-center outages: Causes are changing, report says

Power issues are less likely to cause a major IT service outage, while IT configuration and network problems are becoming more common, according to the Uptime Institute.

Dell reportedly looking to unload its cloud unit

Dell reportedly looking to unload its cloud unit

Sale of Dell's cloud business, Boomi, could bring in $3 billion.

Verizon launches 5G fixed wireless in parts of 21 more cities

Verizon launches 5G fixed wireless in parts of 21 more cities

Verizon's 5G Business Internet offerings run from 100Mbps to 400Mbps for enterprise and SMBs with no data limits and a 10-year price lock for new customers.

Round-up of Nvidia GTC data-center news

Round-up of Nvidia GTC data-center news

From hardware leasing to AI tools we’ve got at least a partial roundup of announcements.

AT&T picked as top managed-SD-WAN provider for the third year

AT&T picked as top managed-SD-WAN provider for the third year

AT&T, Hughes, and Verizon scored first, second, and third in a ranking of managed-SD-WAN service providers by Vertical Systems Group market research.

Nvidia announces a 2023 launch for an HPC CPU named Grace

Nvidia announces a 2023 launch for an HPC CPU named Grace

CPU is meant to fill the server processor hole in Nvidia’s product line but details are scant.

How to shop for a colocation provider

How to shop for a colocation provider

Colocation facilities can lift the burden of running your own data center, but they’re not all created equal.

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