Dan Kusnetzky

Daniel Kusnetzky, a reformed software engineer and product manager, founded Kusnetzky Group LLC in 2006. He's literally written the book on virtualization and often comments on cloud computing, mobility and systems software. In his spare time, he's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.

Ken Hess

Kenneth 'Ken' Hess is a full-time Windows and Linux system administrator with 20 years of experience with Mac, Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems in large multi-data center environments.

Latest Posts

The first and only in the industry? In your dreams

There is seldom something entirely new in the IT market. Even creative and innovative new products often are an outgrowth of other products that have been given a new UI, hosted on a different operating system, or based upon a different application framework. Calling these the first and only is a huge stretch.

January 9, 2014 by

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Getting caught under a survey avalanche

The goal of a real survey is to learn more about what companies and their decision-makers are thinking and planning. Unfortunately, many studies are thinly disguised marketing tools designed to drive customer awareness and interest -- and produce a demand for a company's products or services.

January 7, 2014 by

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Why didn't Linux win on the desktop?

Heady forecasts showing Linux would become a major player on the desktop, on the server, and in embedded systems were published back in 1994. While the prognostications proved correct for server and embedded operating systems, what happened on the desktop?

January 5, 2014 by

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Looking ahead to 2014

In 2013, we spoke to well over 300 different companies offering products or services in either the virtualization market, the cloud computing market or both. What can we expect to see in the coming year.

December 30, 2013 by

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