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

Citrix and NetApp Do the Virtualization Dance Together

I see that Citrix and NetApp have gotten together to provide a virtual processing/virtual storage solution. As I mentioned in the post The dynamic duo of virtual storage and virtual processing, virtual processing and virtual storage are powerful separately but, using them ought to be part of most organization's virtualized IT infrastructure.

March 30, 2008 by


Appistry Open Distribution Not Open Source

Appistry's Sam Charrington (Vice President of Product Management & Marketing) and I enjoyed a long chat about the companies newest marketing move, giving software away to develop a broad developer community. Since I have seen this done before, I wanted to know more about what the company was doing besides "throwing the software over the wall in the hopes that someone would catch it.

March 27, 2008 by


Marathon Technologies launches everRun VM

I recently spoke with a couple of folks from Marathon Technologies, Steve Keilen, VP of Marketing, and Michael Bilancieri Director of Products, about a new product they were launching everRun VM. I've posted about Marathon a couple of times in the past.

March 26, 2008 by


Egenera: New pals for PAN Manager

I've spoken about Egenera several times in the past and pointed out that it was one of the very earliest players offering blade computers and the related management software. Egenera called this software PAN (Processing Area Network) manager.

March 24, 2008 by


The battle over the embedded hypervisor

It's no surprise that the virtual machine software companies are doing their best to "get there first" and block the entrance of other competitors. This isn't a new battle (see Speculation about embedded hypervisors or Embedded virtual machine software).

March 19, 2008 by

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Brainshare: Novell is better than its marketing

I see a great deal of technical excellence and keep wondering why a good deal of the folks I speak with fail to consider Novell and its products. Most of the issue, from my warped perspective, revolves around a Novell's use of, bland, technically correct marketing messages.

March 18, 2008 by