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

Orchestration of resources P2V, V2V and V2P

A real orchestration strategy would have to include the ability to move resources from one physical system to another (P2P), one virtual system to another (V2V) and convert physical to virtual and back (P2V, V2P) to make optimal use of those resources. What is optimal?

October 15, 2007 by

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Which should I choose Clustering or Virtual Machine Replication?

I was chatting with a Kusnetzky Group client the other day and he asked a question that seemed to have an obvious answer at first but, seemed more complex as we discussed it. The question was should his organization deploy a clustered solution, such as SteelEye's LifeKeeper or encapsulate applications and use a virtual machine replication technology, such as VMware's Vmotion, XenSource's Xenmotion or Virtual Iron's Virtual Iron, to accomplish something that seemed similar.

October 14, 2007 by

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Altiris ManageFusion Day 2

I had opportunities to speak with a number of company representatives and customers at the Altiris/Symantec ManageFusion today. The customers all offered positive statements about how Altiris' products made their lives easier.

October 10, 2007 by

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Altiris ManageFusion Day 1

After my first partial day at Altiris/Symantec's ManageFusion, it's struck me how important a good set of backup tools are for virtualized environments. Since there are many "hidden" events in such an environment, comprehensive and automated tools are critical.

October 9, 2007 by

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HP Image Zone Failure, Re-installation Adventure and HP Service

After my interesting experience dealing with Dell's service, I had a refreshing experience with HP's service and thought I'd write something about it to dispel the image of industry curmudgeon that I've apparently earned in some quarters.It was Saturday morning and I was trying desperately trying to print a couple of images so I could take them to a meeting.

October 7, 2007 by

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