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

ServerTweak choses Levanta Intrepid

I recently had a chance to communicate with Ivan Gonzalez of ServerTweak, LLC, a hosting company that's using software from Levanta. ServerTweak offers services in the following cities:California: Fremont, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Sunnyvale and Palo AltoGeorgia: AtlantaIllinois: ChicagoNew York: New York CityTexas: DallasVirginia: AshburnWashington: SeattleI thought you'd be interested in what I learned.

March 2, 2008 by


Virtual Appliances: Once and done philosophy in action

Suppliers offering "virtual appliance servers" have often stopped by to brief me on their products and how they're going to take over the market in some segment or another. The most recent example was a really interesting discussion I had with Dave Asprey, VP of Marketing for Zeus Technology, about their take on a security appliance.

February 27, 2008 by


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