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.

Verizon launches interconnect service through Equinix

Verizon launches interconnect service through Equinix

Verizon's proposed software-defined interconnect service (SDI) will help the company's customers connect Equinix colocation data centers.

Storage management a weak area for most enterprises

Storage management a weak area for most enterprises

Companies are adopting technology for such things as AI, machine learning, edge computing and IoT, but still use legacy storage that can't handle those workloads.

IBM expands its storage management software to support competitor products

IBM expands its storage management software to support competitor products

Users of non-IBM storage systems can now use IBM's metadata management software, Spectrum Discover, for unstructured data.

AT&T partners with IBM and Microsoft, focuses on network capabilities

AT&T partners with IBM and Microsoft, focuses on network capabilities

AT&T's partnerships with IBM and Microsoft will enable the company to focus on network capabilities, such as 5G, edge computing, and software-defined networks.

MPLS is hanging on in this SD-WAN world

MPLS is hanging on in this SD-WAN world

MPLS, the legacy networking protocol, is still viable and there is no need to replace it in certain use cases, argues one cloud provider.

Server hardware makers shift production out of China

Server hardware makers shift production out of China

Tariffs on Chinese products and unstable of U.S./China relations cause server hardware makers to move production out of China.

Intel unveils new 3D chip packaging design

Intel unveils new 3D chip packaging design

Intel has unveiled a new packaging innovation for creating 3D chip packages and multiple chip connections, which is important for server processor technology.

The Titan supercomputer is being decommissioned: a costly, time-consuming project

The Titan supercomputer is being decommissioned: a costly, time-consuming project

Titan, a supercomputer deployed in 2012 at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is going into retirement, but the task of decommissioning it is not trivial.

Colocation facilities buck the cloud-data-center trend

Colocation facilities buck the cloud-data-center trend

Lower prices and latency plus easy access to multiple cloud providers make colocation facilities an attractive option compared to building on-site data centers.

Seagate, Cloudian partner for high-density storage as a service

Seagate, Cloudian partner for high-density storage as a service

Data storage software vendor Cloudian has teamed up with Seagate Technology to offer a private cloud storage platform aimed at artificial intelligence (AI) and network-edge workloads.

HPE promises 100% reliability with its new storage system

HPE promises 100% reliability with its new storage system

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's new enterprise-class storage option, Primera, uses artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to deliver 100% reliability guaranteed.

Several deals solidify the hybrid cloud’s status as the cloud of choice

Several deals solidify the hybrid cloud’s status as the cloud of choice

On-premises and cloud connections are being built by all the top vendors to bridge legacy and modern systems, creating hybrid cloud environments.

Cracks appear in Intel’s grip on supercomputing

Cracks appear in Intel’s grip on supercomputing

New competitors threaten to take Intel’s dominance in the high-performance computing (HPC) world, and we’re not even talking about AMD (yet).

With Tableau, SaaS king Salesforce becomes a hybrid cloud company

With Tableau, SaaS king Salesforce becomes a hybrid cloud company

Once dismissive of software, Salesforce acknowledges the inevitability of the hybrid cloud.

Western Digital launches open-source zettabyte storage initiative

Western Digital launches open-source zettabyte storage initiative

Western Digital's Zoned Storage initiative uses new technology to create more efficient zettabyte-scale data storage for data centers by improving how data is organized when it is stored.

Oracle updates Exadata at long last with AI and machine learning abilities

Oracle updates Exadata at long last with AI and machine learning abilities

Oracle announced an update to its Oracle Exadata Database Machine X8 server line that includes artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities, plus support for hybrid cloud.

Dell and Cisco extend VxBlock integration with new features

Dell and Cisco extend VxBlock integration with new features

Dell EMC and Cisco took another step in their alliance, announcing plans to expand VxBlock 1000 integration across servers, networking, storage, and data protection.

The carbon footprints of IT shops that train AI models are huge

The carbon footprints of IT shops that train AI models are huge

Artificial intelligence model training can generate five times more carbon dioxide than a car does in a lifetime, researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst find.

Can Huawei survive, and what should customers do?

Can Huawei survive, and what should customers do?

Cut off from most western technology, Huawei might not be able to make a go outside of China, which could be trouble for western customers.

Data center workloads become more complex despite promises to the contrary

Data center workloads become more complex despite promises to the contrary

The data center is shouldering a greater burden than ever, despite promises of ease and the cloud, a new Uptime Institute report finds.

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