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

Novell acquires PlateSpin: Will everything fall to the floor?

Novell just announced an agreement to acquire PlateSpin, one of the players in the management of virtualized resources segment of the virtualization software market for $205 Million (see Sorting out the different layers of virtualization for more information on this market segment). One would have to wonder why Novell made this move since Novell already had a number of products in this space including Novell Orchestrator (see my review of this product in the post Novell’s Orchestrator).

February 25, 2008 by


Playing with the big boys

The Kusnetzky Group is tracking nearly 100 companies who are playing in the market for virtualization technology. Most of these companies, as one might expect, are relatively small but, have developed interesting technology.

February 20, 2008 by


Digipede Network Version 2 Launched

Once again, I had the opportunity to speak with the good folks of Digipede. As usual, I was impressed with their pragmatic approach and the fact that they're trying very hard to make grid computing/high performance computing concepts available to everyone by utilizing Microsoft's .

February 19, 2008 by


Why is the concept of virtual machine software so sticky?

As interesting as virtual client system and virtual server systems are, they're not the panacea that some in the industry present when speaking about their products. Why is it that when I speak to a Kusnetzky Group client, I almost always have to help them understand that virtualization is a much bigger topic than just virtual machine software?

February 13, 2008 by


Sun acquires innotek

I just read the notice that Sun had acquired innotek, the creators of Virtualbox, a virtual machine software product. Before I had a chance to really look into this move, I wondered why Sun would acquire another virtual machine software product when it had a program to integrate the Xen open source project into it's product portfolio (see the previous post Sun xVM - Foundation for a dynamic datacenter?

February 12, 2008 by