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

Trigence - datacenter application virtualization

John Hamilton, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Trigence, and I had a long discusion about application virtualization recently. One of the more challenging issues for suppliers of application virtualization technology is that there are many competitors each presenting different types of technology and this leaves many organizations feeling confused.

January 24, 2008 by

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Neverfail and "Continuous Availability"

Andrew Barnes, SVP of Corporate Development; and Jim Battenberg, Director Product Marketing; of the Neverfail Group and I had an interesting conversation about how the increasing focus many organizations have on deploying virtualization technologies in their industry standard system-based solutions often also includes an increase in the potential problems associated with an outage.

January 23, 2008 by

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Genworth Financial, xkoto customer profile

Customer profileI had an opportunity to ask Genworth Financial's Ryan Lane, IT Team Leader, and Adam Webb, IT Solutions Architect, a few questions about how their organization is using tools from xkoto, Inc. Thanks Ryan and Adam for finding time to help me understand what Genworth is doing.

January 22, 2008 by

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Sentillion vThere

I recently had a chat with  David Fusari, Sentillion VP and CTO of Sentillion;; about Sentillion's product vThere. You'll note that I controlled myself and didn't title this post "vThere or Be Square" or something else on the silly side such as "I guess you had to vThere.

January 17, 2008 by

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Sun, MySQL and the return of integrated solutions

I just read the announcement that Sun has acquired MySQL for $1 Billion. Rather than just citing the facts and wishing that I was one of the founders of MySQL so that I could purchase that dream home in Florida, I'd like to consider what's really going on rather than simply pointing out that MySQL is an open source software product that has gone mainstream big time.

January 16, 2008 by

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VMware acquires Thinstall

VMware just announced that it is acquiring Thinstall and it appeared wise to look a bit at what VMware is doing. The financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

January 15, 2008 by

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DataSynapse Releases FabricServer 2.5

FabricServer from DataSynapse has been a product that I've been watching for a number of years. I've spoken with a number of DataSynapse's customers and have heard nothing but positive comments about what it does and how it has helped organizations move towards their goals.

January 14, 2008 by

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RingCube - taking your mojo with you

I had an entertaining conversation about MojoPac with Ron DiBiase, VP of Sales and Business Development for RingCube, a short while ago. When I was first approached, I was puzzled by their use of the term "desktop virtualization" because it is not at all clear what layer or layers of virtualization technology are being used.

January 13, 2008 by

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