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.

Lenovo introduces four new HCI solutions

Lenovo introduces four new HCI solutions

Hyperconverged infrastructure from Lenovo targets workloads including VDI, SAP HANA, Microsoft Azure, and Kubernetes.

New Arm processor promises smart storage

New Arm processor promises smart storage

Arm's Cortex-R82 can do both storage and data processing at the same time.

Marvell exits the general purpose Arm server business

Marvell exits the general purpose Arm server business

The company instead will focus on vertical markets and working with hyperscalers to produce custom silicon.

Alleged leaks from AMD indicate big performance gains in upcoming Epyc refresh

Alleged leaks from AMD indicate big performance gains in upcoming Epyc refresh

Next-gen Milan will see up to 20% better core performance while Genoa will change in other ways.

Pure Storage unveils an all-flash hybrid-storage killer

Pure Storage unveils an all-flash hybrid-storage killer

With massively increased capacity, the FlashArray//C storage platform from Pure Storage eliminates the need for hard-disk storage, the company claims.

5G spectrum auctions expected in 2021 after Pentagon gives up frequencies

5G spectrum auctions expected in 2021 after Pentagon gives up frequencies

The Department of Defense has relinquished mid-range frequency spectrum for use by 5G providers, a move that is expected to encourage U.S. manufacturers to develop 5G network technology.

SDN startup Lumina Networks closes shop, citing Covid-19 impact

SDN startup Lumina Networks closes shop, citing Covid-19 impact

Some of the software will be released as open source but much of it will fade out as the company refused to sell to a closed-source vendor.

IBM details next-gen POWER10 processor

IBM details next-gen POWER10 processor

New CPU is optimized for enterprise hybrid cloud and AI inferencing, and it features a new technology for creating petabyte-scale memory clusters.

Avaya repositions itself as cloud provider for unified communications

Avaya repositions itself as cloud provider for unified communications

Customers can choose on-prem deployments or opt for a cloud service from Avaya.

IT employment takes a hit but overall remains healthy

IT employment takes a hit but overall remains healthy

July saw a loss of 134,000 IT jobs, but net IT employment is still up by more than 203,000 positions since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Cisco CEO to accelerate as-a-service offerings, cut costs $1B-plus

Cisco CEO to accelerate as-a-service offerings, cut costs $1B-plus

Cisco plans to rely more heavily on selling products as services and will make 10-figure cost reductions to deal with a FY2020 revenue drop of 5% that it blames on COVID-19

A guide to migrating off Windows Server 2008

A guide to migrating off Windows Server 2008

With the OS reaching end of life, it’s time to migrate whatever old servers you have left, and it’s not a trivial job.

Microsoft uses AI to boost its reuse, recycling of server parts

Microsoft uses AI to boost its reuse, recycling of server parts

Get ready to hear the term 'circular' a lot more in reference to data center gear.

 Many data-center workloads staying on premises, Uptime Institute finds

Many data-center workloads staying on premises, Uptime Institute finds

Power efficiency has plateaued as data-center workloads expand and become more process-intensive.

HPE launches 5G test lab

HPE launches 5G test lab

HPE 5G Lab is designed to help telcos accelerate 5G deployment and adoption.

Switch turns to Tesla batteries for solar-power storage

Switch turns to Tesla batteries for solar-power storage

Switch will power its giant data centers with massive amounts of solar energy and use Tesla Megapacks to store it.

Fortinet, Barracuda expand SD-WAN cloud offerings

Fortinet, Barracuda expand SD-WAN cloud offerings

Both are designed to span multiple clouds and bring faster, secure connectivity.

Is COVID-19 vendor financing for enterprise gear a good deal?

Is COVID-19 vendor financing for enterprise gear a good deal?

IT vendors are offering billions in financial aid to keep enterprise IT sales from being cancelled and partners afloat, but do they benefit customers?

Data-center survey: IT seeks faster switches, intelligent computing

Data-center survey: IT seeks faster switches, intelligent computing

Omdia survey of North American enterprises finds that on-premises data centers will thrive and IT pros will seek faster switches.

AI startup Graphcore launches Nvidia competitor

AI startup Graphcore launches Nvidia competitor

Graphcore is putting its new AI processor, the Colossus MK2 IPU, up against Nvidia's Ampere A100 GPU.

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