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

Egenera: New pals for PAN Manager

I've spoken about Egenera several times in the past and pointed out that it was one of the very earliest players offering blade computers and the related management software. Egenera called this software PAN (Processing Area Network) manager.

March 24, 2008 by


The battle over the embedded hypervisor

It's no surprise that the virtual machine software companies are doing their best to "get there first" and block the entrance of other competitors. This isn't a new battle (see Speculation about embedded hypervisors or Embedded virtual machine software).

March 19, 2008 by

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Brainshare: Novell is better than its marketing

I see a great deal of technical excellence and keep wondering why a good deal of the folks I speak with fail to consider Novell and its products. Most of the issue, from my warped perspective, revolves around a Novell's use of, bland, technically correct marketing messages.

March 18, 2008 by


HP and the next generation data center

Today HP is announcing its salvo in the battle for the next generation datacenter (NGDC). HP wants to be the winner in the battle for the universal hardware platform for virtualized applications, the battle for management and orchestration software for that datacenter and the battle to provide key global services to help organizations move from where they are today to fully deploying the NGDC.

March 16, 2008 by


Transitive virtual processing magic

What would it be like if it was possible to take an executable image that was built for one operating system and processor family, wave a software wand over that software and then simply run it on another platform? Wouldn't that make life for an organization's IT staff quite a bit easier?

March 13, 2008 by