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.

SSDs get bigger, while prices get smaller

SSDs get bigger, while prices get smaller

An oversupply of memory chips, plus aggressive pricing by SSD suppliers are causing SSD prices to drop, while the capacity of drives continues to increase.

Why NVMe over Fabric matters

Why NVMe over Fabric matters

With NVMe over Fabric, a big limitation on SSDs in the enterprise is going away. This will be worth the upgrade.

What Qualcomm’s rumored exit from data centers means

What Qualcomm’s rumored exit from data centers means

Anonymous sources say Qualcomm is looking to shut down or sell its Centriq line of ARM-based data center processors, causing people to speculate about the company's plans.

Hitachi, HPE and IBM enhance their SSD-based storage products

Hitachi, HPE and IBM enhance their SSD-based storage products

To help companies control data creep, Hitachi, HPE and IBM upgraded their SSD-based storage arrays with de-duplication features.

GPUs: Designed for gaming now crucial to HPC and AI

GPUs: Designed for gaming now crucial to HPC and AI

How did a chip meant for gaming become so vital in enterprise computing? Some people thought outside the box.

Cavium launches ThunderX2 ARM-based server processors

Cavium launches ThunderX2 ARM-based server processors

Cavium claims its ThunderX2 server processors have superior price-performance compared with its Intel Skylake counterparts.

Enterprises are moving SD-WAN beyond pilot stages to deployment

Enterprises are moving SD-WAN beyond pilot stages to deployment

Network security, the Internet of Things, and cloud services are causing more companies to deploy SD-WAN.

Intel job posting hints at major overhaul to the processor core

Intel job posting hints at major overhaul to the processor core

Intel has hired some top talent and is looking for more, raising speculation that it is going to redesign its Core-branded CPU architecture.

Startup RStor promises a new type of distributed compute fabric

Startup RStor promises a new type of distributed compute fabric

RStor lets you unite your data centers with cloud providers and supercomputing centers with a low latency fabric.

Rackspace offers on-premises 'cloud' and a bare-metal cloud offering

Rackspace offers on-premises 'cloud' and a bare-metal cloud offering

With Rackspace's Private Cloud Everywhere, customers can have a managed VMware Private Cloud as a Service wherever they want it.

Red Hat launches turnkey storage solution

Red Hat launches turnkey storage solution

Red Hat partners with Supermicro to offer Red Hat Storage One, a plug-and-play software-defined storage system that provides hardware, software and support in a single SKU.

Schneider Electric announces Edge Module for IoT processing

Schneider Electric announces Edge Module for IoT processing

Schneider Electric's Edge Module is a prefabricated, self-contained IoT solution that includes integrated power and cooling systems, designed for edge computing scenarios.

Google's Partner Interconnect connects SMBs to its data centers

Google's Partner Interconnect connects SMBs to its data centers

Google is partnering with ISPs to provide a direct connection between a SMB data center and Google's hybrid cloud platform.

Cyxtera offers on-demand data center provisioning software

Cyxtera offers on-demand data center provisioning software

With the Cyxtera Extensible Data Center (CXD) platform, customers can quickly extend their data center into a colocation center as needed, letting them provision compute in minutes or hours.

Is Facebook looking to build its own data center chips?

Is Facebook looking to build its own data center chips?

A job listing on Facebook has some speculating that the social media company is building a team to design its own semiconductors, ending their reliance on Intel.

Cray reunites with AMD for new supercomputers

Cray reunites with AMD for new supercomputers

Cray just announced the Cray CS500 product line featuring AMD's Epyc 7000 processor.

New marketplace for FPGA custom apps launches

New marketplace for FPGA custom apps launches

Accelize's new app store, AccelStore, offers custom programmed applications for FPGA accelerators for use on premises and in the cloud.

One in five serverless apps has a critical security vulnerability

One in five serverless apps has a critical security vulnerability

An audit by PureSec found one in five serverless apps has a critical security flaw that would allow attackers to hijack and use the app for malicious purposes.

Overclock puts your idle servers to work for other people

Overclock puts your idle servers to work for other people

Using Overclock's Akash Network, companies can turn their unused servers into Kubernetes-orchestrated Docker containers for rent.

New distributed database adds international and GDPR controls

New distributed database adds international and GDPR controls

Cockroach Labs says the geo-partitioning tools in version 2 of its CockroachDB distributed database help companies comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.

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