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

Playing with the big boys

The Kusnetzky Group is tracking nearly 100 companies who are playing in the market for virtualization technology. Most of these companies, as one might expect, are relatively small but, have developed interesting technology.

February 20, 2008 by


Digipede Network Version 2 Launched

Once again, I had the opportunity to speak with the good folks of Digipede. As usual, I was impressed with their pragmatic approach and the fact that they're trying very hard to make grid computing/high performance computing concepts available to everyone by utilizing Microsoft's .

February 19, 2008 by


Why is the concept of virtual machine software so sticky?

As interesting as virtual client system and virtual server systems are, they're not the panacea that some in the industry present when speaking about their products. Why is it that when I speak to a Kusnetzky Group client, I almost always have to help them understand that virtualization is a much bigger topic than just virtual machine software?

February 13, 2008 by


Sun acquires innotek

I just read the notice that Sun had acquired innotek, the creators of Virtualbox, a virtual machine software product. Before I had a chance to really look into this move, I wondered why Sun would acquire another virtual machine software product when it had a program to integrate the Xen open source project into it's product portfolio (see the previous post Sun xVM - Foundation for a dynamic datacenter?

February 12, 2008 by


Virtualization software market growth and funding

Over the past few months I've seen many stories that some virtualization software startups have been getting funding from some fairly prestigious venture firms. While I'm not sure that this is really news that would be of value to an IT decision-maker, the story behind these announcements is interesting.

February 10, 2008 by