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.

Nutanix expands hybrid-cloud features to support unstructured data

Nutanix expands hybrid-cloud features to support unstructured data

Nutanix Objects and Files software now supports scale-out storage fabrics across different cloud environments.

Pure Storage offers on-demand storage service

Pure Storage offers on-demand storage service

A new Pure Storage service uses a flexible consumption model that spans on-premises and the cloud.

AWS offers “bare-metal” Mac cloud services

AWS offers “bare-metal” Mac cloud services

It’s not true bare metal as it does come with one of two operating systems but it gives developers a cloud-based work environment.

Schneider Electric plans U.S. expansion, announces new micro data centers

Schneider Electric plans U.S. expansion, announces new micro data centers

Ruggedized enclosures are meant for a factory floor and other harsh indoor environments.

Next Pathway launches an automated cloud migration tool

Next Pathway launches an automated cloud migration tool

Crawler360 will scan your data center to see what can be moved to the cloud.

Dell launches its first all-flash object storage appliance

Dell launches its first all-flash object storage appliance

Object storage is no longer 'slow, cheap, and deep,' according to Dell, which positions its new EXF900 array for AI and cloud-native use.

Startup EdgeQ offers 5G and AI for the edge

Startup EdgeQ offers 5G and AI for the edge

Led by former Qualcomm and Intel executives, EdgeQ is developing a converged 5G and AI silicon platform for edge computing networks.

Nvidia shows off at Supercomputing 20

Nvidia shows off at Supercomputing 20

Nvidia is under the covers for a slew of the world's fastest supercomputers; Intel and AMD talk future products at supercomputing conference.

Used IT equipment: Millennials push enterprises into the circular economy

Used IT equipment: Millennials push enterprises into the circular economy

IT has typically shunned the market for secondhand IT equipment, but younger staff members are driving green policies that include buying used IT gear.

Looking at both sides of the data lake argument

Looking at both sides of the data lake argument

Some see it as the new data warehouse for the Big Data era, while others see a mess that can easily turn into a swamp.

Xilinx partnerships with Samsung, Kameleon yield products

Xilinx partnerships with Samsung, Kameleon yield products

Samsung collaboration delivers a compute-on-storage SSD that comes with a Xilinx FPGA processor, while Kameleon Security deal produces a security chip for cloud servers.

NetApp launches cloud-native storage solution for containers

NetApp launches cloud-native storage solution for containers

After its purchase of cloud storage automation specialist Spot for $450 million this past June, NetApp is releasing its first new product under the brand. Called Spot Storage, it's a "storageless" solution that's designed to...

With COVID-19 hanging on, migration to the cloud accelerates

With COVID-19 hanging on, migration to the cloud accelerates

IDC predicts 80% of enterprises will speed up their shift to a cloud-centric infrastructure.

Amazon Web Services launches Nvidia Ampere-powered instances

Amazon Web Services launches Nvidia Ampere-powered instances

New AWS instances are several times faster and more powerful than existing instances thanks to Nvidia processors.

AMD grabs Xilinx for $35 billion in expansion play

AMD grabs Xilinx for $35 billion in expansion play

Xilinx is in many fields where AMD does not play, allowing for some expansion of territory.

Goldman Sachs to invest $500 million in data center development platform

Goldman Sachs to invest $500 million in data center development platform

Wall Street continues to see the data center industry as a viable investment.

Folding@home exascale supercomputer finds potential targets for COVID-19 cure

Folding@home exascale supercomputer finds potential targets for COVID-19 cure

One million volunteers and more than 2.5 exaFLOPS later, the group behind the crowdsourced distributed-computing project says it has found possible targets for stopping the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Low demand and high production create a bargain for SSD drives

Low demand and high production create a bargain for SSD drives

Demand for PC and server SSDs has weakened, so now may be the time for enterprise IT buyers to buy or negotiate.

Dell launches Apex, a per-use hardware-leasing program

Dell launches Apex, a per-use hardware-leasing program

Dell's Apex program is designed to accelerate adoption of IT-as-a-service, starting with storage-as-a-service across public cloud providers.

Masergy teams with Fortinet for at-home SD-WAN

Masergy teams with Fortinet for at-home SD-WAN

Working from home is becoming more of a permanent option with each passing day, but working from home means your network is provided not by your corporate enterprise but by carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast. Masergy...

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