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 and VMware partner for resilient edge servers

Lenovo and VMware partner for resilient edge servers

Lenovo ThinkSystem SE350 Edge servers will ship with VMware edge software installed.

IBM intros new generation of IBM Power servers

IBM intros new generation of IBM Power servers

The last Unix vendor left promises 2.5x greater per core performance vs x86-based servers.

AWS, NetApp team up for a cloud-native file system

AWS, NetApp team up for a cloud-native file system

Amazon brings its file storage service to NetApp’s ONTAP storage system.

Western Digital announces a hybrid hard drive

Western Digital announces a hybrid hard drive

Western Digital hopes to get hybrid storage right by combining HDD with NAND and a CPU.

Will Intel's new desktop-CPU design come to its Xeon server chips?

Will Intel's new desktop-CPU design come to its Xeon server chips?

The innovations Intel is putting in its Adler Lake desktop processors could also be valuable in chips developed for servers.

Western Digital, Kioxia could be talking merger

Western Digital, Kioxia could be talking merger

If Western Digital does merge with Kioxia, WD would be a storage giant far ahead of the competition.

IBM updates its mainframe processor to help AI

IBM updates its mainframe processor to help AI

IBM's Telum processor will have on-chip acceleration for artificial intelligence inferencing.

Comcast grabs SD-WAN specialist Masergy

Comcast grabs SD-WAN specialist Masergy

Deal to acquire software-defined networking company Masergy will give Comcast Business a boost in the enterprise SD-WAN and SASE markets.

A closer look at two newly announced Intel chips

A closer look at two newly announced Intel chips

Intel's Sapphire Rapids next-gen Xeon chip and Ponte Vecchio GPU promise performance boosts, new architectures.

Intel shifts to multiarchitecture model

Intel shifts to multiarchitecture model

x86 is just one of many architectures under the new strategy.

Schneider Electric joins the hardware-as-a-service movement

Schneider Electric joins the hardware-as-a-service movement

Schneider Electric launches a new channel program for its American Power Conversion line of uninterruptible power supplies.

Attack that defeats AMD chip security possible, unlikely

Attack that defeats AMD chip security possible, unlikely

Researchers say a voltage-glitching attack can access encrypted virtual-machine data on AMD Secure Processors, but it's not easy.

Marvell buys Innovium for cloud data-center expertise

Marvell buys Innovium for cloud data-center expertise

Marvell is spending $1.1B and will get Innovium's high-speed chip for cloud providers, complementing its on-prem network offerings.

Are you ready for the 3G sunset?

Are you ready for the 3G sunset?

Starting next year networks will end their 3G support. Are you sure you have replaced all your 3G devices?

Atos reportedly trying to dump on-prem consulting business

Atos reportedly trying to dump on-prem consulting business

As Atos acknowledges challenges to its on-premises data-center consulting, other players are investing in other areas, notably cloud.

ITRenew and Vapor IO partner for edge infrastructure and connectivity

ITRenew and Vapor IO partner for edge infrastructure and connectivity

ITRenew will provide the slightly used data-center hardware, and Vapor IO will provide the colocation, networking and interconnection services.

The 'Itanic'—Intel's ill-fated Itanium processor—finally sinks

The 'Itanic'—Intel's ill-fated Itanium processor—finally sinks

Intel ends delivery of its 64-bit Itanium processors two years after saying it would do so.

Computational storage startup Pliops launches flagship product

Computational storage startup Pliops launches flagship product

The Pliops eXtreme Data Processor moves your app to flash storage to process data where it resides rather than load it into memory.

SSD prices expected to spike as Intel, AMD ship new server processors

SSD prices expected to spike as Intel, AMD ship new server processors

New server processors from Intel and AMD are due at the same time, which means a sales spike and accompanying price hike for enterprise SSDs.

Intel revises its chip terminology and branding

Intel revises its chip terminology and branding

New names come with new descriptions and new manufacturing processes as the old nanometer measure is left behind.

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