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.

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HP and Desktop Virtualization

In a seemingly endless list of competitors in what could be called "desktop virtualization," HP stands out as one of the few competitors that plays in desktop systems, portable systems, handheld systems, blade PCs, blade servers, traditional servers, software and professional services. So, when Tad Bodeman of HP wanted to discuss HP's "Remote Client Solutions" I was more than happy to make time on my calendar for the chat.

April 8, 2008 by

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InstallFree and Desktop Virtualization

It seems that various forms of "desktop virtualization" are coming from everywhere right now. I've spoken with a number of market newcomers and still come across new, interesting approaches to offering people the "desktop experience" without requiring their own desktop computer.

April 7, 2008 by


MokaFive and Desktop Virtualization

MokaFive is lauching MokaFive Virtual Desktop Solution™, its entry into the rapidly moving "desktop virtualization market, today. Although the claims MokaFive is making sound similar to many other suppliers in this area, the company appears to have come up with a slighly different approach, one that just make the process simpler for its customers.

April 6, 2008 by


Provision Network's view of desktop virtualization

Paul Ghostine, Vice President/General Manager of Quest's Provision Networks Division, and I had a chance to catch up on a number of things centering on the concept of desktop virtualization and what is really needed to give people the experience of having their own dedicated desktop device while also giving administrators what they want; a secure, well-managed, reliable environment. I always enjoy my short discussions with Paul.

April 2, 2008 by


Citrix and NetApp Do the Virtualization Dance Together

I see that Citrix and NetApp have gotten together to provide a virtual processing/virtual storage solution. As I mentioned in the post The dynamic duo of virtual storage and virtual processing, virtual processing and virtual storage are powerful separately but, using them ought to be part of most organization's virtualized IT infrastructure.

March 30, 2008 by


Appistry Open Distribution Not Open Source

Appistry's Sam Charrington (Vice President of Product Management & Marketing) and I enjoyed a long chat about the companies newest marketing move, giving software away to develop a broad developer community. Since I have seen this done before, I wanted to know more about what the company was doing besides "throwing the software over the wall in the hopes that someone would catch it.

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