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

Off Topic: Desktop evaluation - Linux, Mac OS and Windows

I've been asked by a KG client to run through a specific set of functions on a specific set of desktop environments and report back to them on my experiences. I'm to include such things as how long it took to set things up, how quickly it would take their staff to become productive in their new world, compatibility with data/files they've already created, and an evaluation of what it would cost per staff member if the entire environment was made up of that one desktop environment.

May 1, 2008 by


Selecting the right virtualization tools

Virtualization is a very broad topic that includes mechanisms to move many types of functions into a logical environment that can have enhanced characteristics over physical environments. Access to applications, the applications themselves, processing of system functions, networking functions, storage functions can all be moved into this logical or virtual world.

April 30, 2008 by


Betas of Microsoft's management tools announced

Microsoft Management Summit opened on Tuesday. Microsoft's Bob Muglia, senior VP of Microsoft's Server and Tools business announced that two products, System Center Operations Manager 2007 Cross Platform Extensions and System Center Virtual Machine Manager, have reached the public beta phase of product development.

April 29, 2008 by


Delivery of Microsoft's Virtual Machine Manager beta adds credibility to virtual story

On April 16, 2006, I wrote (in another unnnamed tech pub) about Microsoft's plans for a virtual machine management platform , then code-named "Carmine," which was being designed for Microsoft's much touted virtulization hypervisor under development, then code named "Viridian."These product promises were downright ethereal at a time when market leader VMware was printing money and preparing its version 3.

April 29, 2008 by Paula Rooney


Endeavors Technology, Application Streaming and the Cloud

I just completed a fascinating conversation with Neil Gardner, VP of Marketing, and Jan Tarzia, Director of Corporate Communications, of Endeavors Technologies concerning the roll application virtualization and streaming has in a future "cloud computing" based environment. It appears that the catch phrase du jour is cloud or mesh computing.

April 28, 2008 by


Tideway Systems Simplifies Mapping Application Dependencies

I had the delightful opportunity to speak with Richard Muirhead, Tideway Systems' Founder and CEO, about the launch of the newest release of Tideway Foundation. The company is focused on making life simpler for IT administrators who are doing their best to keep up with a rapidly changing IT environment that is based upon services running on Windows, Unix, Linux and Netware.

April 27, 2008 by


Using Earth Day

According to Wikipedia, Earth Day is "one of two different observances, both held annually during spring in the northern hemisphere, and autumn in the southern hemisphere. These are intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment.

April 23, 2008 by