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

Sun, MySQL and the return of integrated solutions

I just read the announcement that Sun has acquired MySQL for $1 Billion. Rather than just citing the facts and wishing that I was one of the founders of MySQL so that I could purchase that dream home in Florida, I'd like to consider what's really going on rather than simply pointing out that MySQL is an open source software product that has gone mainstream big time.

January 16, 2008 by

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VMware acquires Thinstall

VMware just announced that it is acquiring Thinstall and it appeared wise to look a bit at what VMware is doing. The financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

January 15, 2008 by

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DataSynapse Releases FabricServer 2.5

FabricServer from DataSynapse has been a product that I've been watching for a number of years. I've spoken with a number of DataSynapse's customers and have heard nothing but positive comments about what it does and how it has helped organizations move towards their goals.

January 14, 2008 by

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RingCube - taking your mojo with you

I had an entertaining conversation about MojoPac with Ron DiBiase, VP of Sales and Business Development for RingCube, a short while ago. When I was first approached, I was puzzled by their use of the term "desktop virtualization" because it is not at all clear what layer or layers of virtualization technology are being used.

January 13, 2008 by

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Virtual Iron partners with FalconStor

In the not to distant past, I posted The dynamic duo of virtual storage and virtual processing that commented on a piece written by Ed Walsh, CEO of Virtual Iron. It's now clear that the paper was foreshadowing a partnership with FalconStor and, perhaps, other companies that focus on storage virtualization technology.

January 10, 2008 by

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ScienceLogic EM7

David Link, President and CEO of ScienceLogic, and I recently chatted about the challenges of managing a large scale environment that makes heavy use of virtual machine software and how his company is providing tools to simplify this task for IT administrators. Anyone who can put up with my sense of humor can't be all bad.

January 9, 2008 by

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Dreams of a dynamic datacenter

Managers of industry standard system-based datacenters have dreams of moving beyond a static environment. They imagine that their lives would be quite a bit easier if their datacenters did the following things:Automatically found unused and, thus wasted, resources on a moment-to-moment basis.

January 6, 2008 by

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Disaster recovery means rolling back the clock

A Kusnetzky Group client and I had a rather intense discussion about the role virtualization technology could play in a disaster recovery strategy. Although the strategy this organization was currently pursuing appeared to be based upon sound foundations, it didn't go far enough.

January 3, 2008 by

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