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

Xenocode - Another take on desktop virtualization

Dan's journey into desktop virtualizaiton land continues with this post. As I trudged down the path towards a greater understanding of all virtualization technologies, I met Kenji Obata, Founder, CEO and all around interesting person, of Xenocode and we had an interesting discussion of application virtualization and the role it plays in overall desktop virtualization.

April 22, 2008 by


Desktone - desktop in the cloud

I recently had a conversation with Henry Ruta, CEO, and Jeff Fischer, Senior Director of Strategic Development, both of a desktop virtualization startup, Desktone.  If nothing else, the company has a very impressive executive team and appears to be well funded.

April 21, 2008 by


Survey Data - CA

Towards the beginning of April, I was approached by representatives of CA who wanted me to discuss a then-recent survey about the adoption of virtualization technology. Having conducted numerous studies while I was with IDC, I'm always skeptical when looking at survey data.

April 20, 2008 by


Sun xVM Ops Center

I've long known that Sun is one of the few suppliers that has an entry in nearly every virtualization software category listed in the Kusnetzky Group Model. This not only allows the company to address organization's requirements at almost every level.

April 17, 2008 by


Skytap and the test lab in the clouds

Several companies in the virtualization software club have focused on using some combination of virtual machine software, virtual access software and management software for virtual environments to make development and testing easier and more productive.

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