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

Apani and Cross-Platform Server Isolation

A while ago, I spoke with the folks of Apani about security in virtualized environments. Although this isn't a topic that is getting as much media attention as virtual machine software, virtual access software or virtual application environment software, it is a very important topic.

May 12, 2008 by


True Server Virtualization

I see that Tony Asaro, Chief Strategy Officer over at Virtual Iron, recently presented some interesting comments about what makes up true server virtualization in his blog. In his post, he points out that "The hypervisor is important and is useful for consolidating servers.

May 11, 2008 by


Avanade TCO model for virtualized environments

Steve Fink, Solutions Architect for Avanade, and I enjoyed a long chat about a TCO/ROI model that Avanade is using to help their clients project what their datacenter virtualization projects are likely to cost and what type of return could be expected at the end of that project. As a well known model jockey from my years at IDC, I'm always somewhat suspicious of models of this nature.

May 8, 2008 by


KVM and Xen cofounders engage in war of words

Xen cofounder and project lead Ian Pratt said predictions about his virtualization hypervisor’s demise to the newer kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) technology are unfounded, a by-product of his competitors’ imaginations. “There’s no evidence for it.

May 8, 2008 by Paula Rooney


Virtualization discussion with Oracle

I recently had a chance to chat with Oracle’s vice president of Linux engineering, Wim Coekaerts, and senior director of product marketing, Monica Kumar, about Oracles virtualization efforts and a bit about the philosophy behind the company's efforts. In summary, Oracle sees virtualization technology as just another tool organizations can use to increase the performance, reliability, scalability, agility and/or manageability of their IT infrastructure.

May 7, 2008 by


Dell and Virtualization

Dell issued a press release today saying "Dell is driving the next wave of virtualization solutions beyond hypervisors and hardware consolidation with end-to-end solutions tuned to the speed of businesses of all sizes." While there are sufficient catch phrases, buzz words and industry jargon in that statement to statisfy most marketing folks, what does this really mean?

May 6, 2008 by


ClearCube Spins off VDIworks

ClearCube has long offered an interesting desktop virtualization environment that is based upon its VMware-enabled ClearCube PC blades with its Sentral™ management software. When combined, the two create a very usable virtual desktop environment.

May 5, 2008 by

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BLADE Networks and Network Virtualization

I don't often get the opportunity to speak with companies offering a different take on network virtualization, a blade networking approach. A week ago, I had a chance to speak with Dan Tuchler, VP of Strategy and Product Management, for BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE) about network virtualization for blade servers.

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