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.

AMD launches third generation Epyc server processors

AMD launches third generation Epyc server processors

AMD's new Milan processor features a 19% performance bump and socket compatibility with its older processors.

NetApp dumps its HCI hardware in favor of Kubernetes

NetApp dumps its HCI hardware in favor of Kubernetes

NetApp is ending production of its hyperconvergence hardware and plans to focus on software-defined infrastructure.

VMware, Nvidia offer GPU-powered AI in virtual machines

VMware, Nvidia offer GPU-powered AI in virtual machines

Expanded partnership aims to make it easier for enterprises to run GPU-accelerated AI applications.

Xilinx announces new line of adaptable SmartNIC cards

Xilinx announces new line of adaptable SmartNIC cards

Alveo SN1000 SmartNICs comes with 100Gb/s line rate network function offload and composability features for customization.

Storage startup Pliops aims to boost flash performance

Storage startup Pliops aims to boost flash performance

Rivals Intel and Nvidia are on the same side when it comes to the funding of a startup that promises to make flash storage orders of magnitude faster. The two are among numerous investors in Pliops, which is developing a...

Pure Storage, Equinix team for new bare-metal offerings

Pure Storage, Equinix team for new bare-metal offerings

Partnership aims to offer bare metal as-a-service to provide enterprises more control, flexibility and speed during server provisioning.

HPE debuts new Opportunity Engine for fast AI insights

HPE debuts new Opportunity Engine for fast AI insights

Using trillions of data points this cloud-based machine learning platform can provide the optimal IT solution in seconds.

IBM brings Red Hat to Power Systems

IBM brings Red Hat to Power Systems

New preconfigured private-cloud platforms feature Red Hat on IBM RISC servers.

Objections mount to Nvidia’s acquisition of Arm

Objections mount to Nvidia’s acquisition of Arm

Big names are urging antitrust officials to intervene in Nvidia's $40 billion bit to buy Arm.

Pure Storage expands its flash-storage systems and software lines

Pure Storage expands its flash-storage systems and software lines

Pure Storage's Purity software and capacity-optimized flash platform add new file support and ransomware protection.

Samsung adds an AI processor to its High-Bandwidth memory to ease bottlenecks

Samsung adds an AI processor to its High-Bandwidth memory to ease bottlenecks

Samsung claims its new HBM-PIM power-in-memory architecture will more than double system performance and reduce energy consumption by over 70%.

IBM launches AIX-to-cloud app migration program

IBM launches AIX-to-cloud app migration program

New IBM program is designed for moving Unix i-based POWER apps to a private cloud.

AMD builds momentum in server market

AMD builds momentum in server market

Growing market share and customer wins show that AMD Epyc processors are taking hold.

HPE intros SSD replacements for 10K RPM HDD server drives

HPE intros SSD replacements for 10K RPM HDD server drives

For older HPE Apollo, ProLiant and Synergy servers still using SATA-connected disk drives, a speedy SSD replacement option is now available.

Data-center staffing shortage to spike in coming years

Data-center staffing shortage to spike in coming years

With data-center recruitment issues projected to increase, researchers from Uptime Institute are concerned the bar is set too high for applicants.

Dell partners to provide 5G networking, edge solution

Dell partners to provide 5G networking, edge solution

Dell, VMware and SK Telecom team up to offer OneBox MEC, a single device that integrates private 5G and edge-computing.

Study finds Google has the fastest overall cloud platform

Study finds Google has the fastest overall cloud platform

Cockroach Labs ranks Google cloud tops for overall performance, Microsoft Azure for the best storage, and AWS for the best latency response.

Nvidia launches program for certified AI servers

Nvidia launches program for certified AI servers

Servers from major vendors such as HPE and Dell have been certified to provide optimized AI performance.

ExaGrid updates and streamlines its backup appliances

ExaGrid updates and streamlines its backup appliances

New storage systems take up less space than prior generations and offer greater capacity than its competitors.

How a Linux migration led to the creation of Amazon Web Services

How a Linux migration led to the creation of Amazon Web Services

Former Amazon executive documents how getting off Sun hardware to Linux saved the company and led to AWS.

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