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.

StorOne releases Optane-powered enterprise storage

StorOne releases Optane-powered enterprise storage

The company’s new array combines its software-defined storage technology with Intel servers, Optane and QLC flash storage technologies.

Western Digital rolls out NVMe-over-Fabric SSDs for legacy storage migration

Western Digital rolls out NVMe-over-Fabric SSDs for legacy storage migration

An all-flash NVMeoF system from Western Digital is designed to replace SATA and SAS for high-performance applications in the enterprise.

Ampere announces 128-core Arm server processor

Ampere announces 128-core Arm server processor

New chip will be socket-compatible with the 80-core Ampere CPU now on the market.

Amazon rolls out AWS Snowcone for portable, ruggedized edge computing

Amazon rolls out AWS Snowcone for portable, ruggedized edge computing

The AWS Snow family of secure edge-computing and data-transfer devices gains its smallest member: the 4.5-pound Snowcone.

Intel unveils third-generation Xeon Scalable processors

Intel unveils third-generation Xeon Scalable processors

Aimed at HPC and AI, the chips come with new instructions and high-speed interconnects well beyond the previous generation.

Intel Tiger Lake processors to feature built-in malware protection

Intel Tiger Lake processors to feature built-in malware protection

CPU-level security capabilities in new Intel chips are designed to thwart in-memory attacks.

COVID-19 fallout: Q1 enterprise data center sales dip, but public cloud grows

COVID-19 fallout: Q1 enterprise data center sales dip, but public cloud grows

Q1 saw hyperscalers turning to colocation providers for extra capacity at the edge, while enterprises spent less on data-center hardware and software.

Dell launches servers for HPC and AI with updated VMware software

Dell launches servers for HPC and AI with updated VMware software

Designed with the GPU and virtualization in mind, new Dell servers are meant for quick deployment of artificial intelligence and high-performance computing systems.

Rackspace rebrands (again) and repositions for digital transformation

Rackspace rebrands (again) and repositions for digital transformation

Following several acquisitions, Rackspapce prepares for an IPO and to tackle lifecycle management.

Startup lands $100 million to build floating data centers

Startup lands $100 million to build floating data centers

Nautilus Data Technologies brings the experience of cooling nuclear power plants to cooling data center floating on barges in bodies of water.

Layoffs rock the IT services industry amid move to the cloud

Layoffs rock the IT services industry amid move to the cloud

Companies that specialized in corporate consulting services are being hit as clients move from on-prem to the cloud.

Fujitsu delivers exascale supercomputer that you can soon buy

Fujitsu delivers exascale supercomputer that you can soon buy

Fujitsu has delivered all the components needed for a supercomputer in Japan that is expected to break the exaFLOP barrier when it comes online next year, and that delivery means that the same class of hardware will be available...

Dell offers on-prem storage integration with Google Cloud

Dell offers on-prem storage integration with Google Cloud

Dell EMC's Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud promise to move 50 petabytes between corporate data centers and Google Cloud at very high speed for computational jobs.

Lenovo doubles down on AMD support, adds liquid GPU cooling

Lenovo doubles down on AMD support, adds liquid GPU cooling

Two announcements from Lenovo reflect a push into the lucrative high-performance computing market.

Schneider Electric and Aveva announce solution for multi-site data center management

Schneider Electric and Aveva announce solution for multi-site data center management

By melding their products together, Schneider Electric and Aveva offer multi-site data-center operations management.

Backblaze HDD report shows the resilience of hard disk drives

Backblaze HDD report shows the resilience of hard disk drives

With an almost flawless failure rate despite constant use, mechanical drives still have a place in computing.

Nvidia unleashes new generation of GPU hardware

Nvidia unleashes new generation of GPU hardware

Nvidia used to design chips for gamers but with its latest hardware has now fully become an HPC and AI developer.

For sale: Used, low-mileage hyperscaler servers

For sale: Used, low-mileage hyperscaler servers

As hyperscale service providers overhaul their data center gear with the latest technology, they're selling off their old equipment, which is likely more powerful than most enterprises use today.

Backblaze challenges dominance of cloud-storage vendors

Backblaze challenges dominance of cloud-storage vendors

Long known just as a purveyor of cloud backup, Backblaze is taking on Amazon, Microsoft and Google with much lower pricing.

Global VPN use exploded in March

Global VPN use exploded in March

The VPN market was forecast to grow, even before COVID-19 caused VPN use to skyrocket.

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