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.

Configuration errors in Intel workstations being labeled a security hole

Configuration errors in Intel workstations being labeled a security hole

The issue is in specific desktops and laptops but is not a technical one, company says.

Facebook and Amazon are causing a memory shortage

Facebook and Amazon are causing a memory shortage

Demand for DRAM is soaring thanks to the explosive growth in hyperscale data centers, creating a shortage and causing prices to increase.

Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 to secure modern networks

Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 to secure modern networks

IoT, public access and networks will all feel the impact of Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3), a new standard of Wi-Fi security.

Impact of Intel and Micron ending their NAND partnership is negligible

Impact of Intel and Micron ending their NAND partnership is negligible

The end of the Intel and Micron partnership in developing 3D NAND memory won't impact Intel SSD users. Nor will it affect other projects they are working on together.

Dell EMC patches vulnerabilities in its data protection products

Dell EMC patches vulnerabilities in its data protection products

The vulnerabilities affect Dell EMC's Avamar Server, NetWorker Virtual Edition, and Integrated Data Protection Appliance. Users should apply patches now.

Meltdown and Spectre: How much are ARM and AMD exposed?

Meltdown and Spectre: How much are ARM and AMD exposed?

ARM and AMD aren't as exposed as Intel to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits, but there is some risk. And vendors are issuing updates to deal with it.

Is single tenancy the fix for the Meltdown flaw?

Is single tenancy the fix for the Meltdown flaw?

With single tenancy, or bare metal hosting, companies can avoid the performance hit that the Meltdown fixes can cause in virtual environments.

Intel’s processor flaw is a virtualization nightmare

Intel’s processor flaw is a virtualization nightmare

An exploit of the Intel processor flaw would allow privileged memory to be observed, which would significantly impact performance.

Tech predictions for 2018: Data center trends to watch for

Tech predictions for 2018: Data center trends to watch for

In 2018, look for serverless computing, edge computing, SSDs, white box servers and hyperconvergence to all grow.

New Seagate tech promises to double hard drive speeds

New Seagate tech promises to double hard drive speeds

Seagate’s new dual-actuator drive can perform two different data requests simultaneously — delivering data twice as fast compared with a single-actuator drive.

Gartner report: Worldwide server sales revenue increases 16%

Gartner report: Worldwide server sales revenue increases 16%

New hardware from HPE, Dell EMC and Lenovo, as well as demand for capacity, helped drive worldwide server sales in Q3 2017.

Vapor IO announces new architecture for edge data centers

Vapor IO announces new architecture for edge data centers

The modular design of Vapor Kinetic Edge will enable small data centers to be deployed throughout a city.

Gartner analyst predicts doom for on-premises data centers

Gartner analyst predicts doom for on-premises data centers

Enterprise software’s days are numbered, and if you don’t adopt artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, your data center will be useless. Those are the claims of Gartner Research Vice President Milind Govekar, who gave...

AMD scores its first big server win with Azure

AMD scores its first big server win with Azure

AMD's Epyc server processors score their first big public win, with Microsoft announcing Azure instances based on Epyc server microprocessors.

Dell EMC makes big hyperconverged systems push with new servers

Dell EMC makes big hyperconverged systems push with new servers

Dell EMC is expanding its hyperconverged infrastructure portfolio with new systems built around 14th generation PowerEdge servers.

Data center cooling market set to explode in the coming years

Data center cooling market set to explode in the coming years

The worldwide market for data center cooling equipment will reach $20 billion by 2024, according to Global Market Insights.

How did Linux come to dominate supercomputing?

How did Linux come to dominate supercomputing?

After years of pushing toward total domination, Linux finally did it. It is running on all 500 of the TOP500 supercomputers in the world, and who knows how many more after that. That’s even more impressive than Intel’s domination...

Marvell extends its reach in the data center with Cavium purchase

Marvell extends its reach in the data center with Cavium purchase

Marvell Technology's purchase of embedded chip maker Cavium will put the companies' products in virtually every corner of the data center.

HPE broadens its processor offerings with AMD, Cavium systems

HPE broadens its processor offerings with AMD, Cavium systems

HPE announced new ProLiant DL385 Gen10 servers running AMD’s Epyc processor, plus Apollo-based servers running ARM processors developed by Cavium.

HPE and Rackspace offer on-premises 'cloud' systems

HPE and Rackspace offer on-premises 'cloud' systems

HPE and Rackspace's new offering, OpenStack Private Cloud, provides a pay-as-you-go service similar to the public cloud but located in private data centers.

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