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

Big Cat Sanctuary

We visited Sarasota's Big Cat Sanctuary on Saturday and could recommend it to those interested in preserving wild life. We had a chance to see a demonstration showing trained bears (brown and grizzly) and tigers (even a rare white tiger) that is presented in order to raise funds for taking care of all of the exotic animals the Sanctuary has rescued from small circuses, "have your photo taken with a ...

February 2, 2008 by


Rackspace - hosting of virtualized systems

Rackspace announced that the company was going to add hosting virtual servers to its list of services for those needing access to a physical server without having to acquire the server, necessary software and hire an IT administrative staff. It will be interesting to learn how successful this offering is.

January 30, 2008 by


Sun xVM - Foundation for a dynamic datacenter?

I've been meaning to post something about my conversation with Sun's Steve Wilson about xVM  for a while but, other things kept getting in the way. Steve and I have spoken often in the past and I've always enjoyed his insight into virtualization technology as a whole, how organizations could make best use of that technology and how he can take part in a technical discussion that leaps off into humor and bad puns on a regular basis.

January 28, 2008 by


Platform Computing VM Orchestrator

Although I've tracked Platform Computing for well over a decade, I don't get the chance to speak with them all that much. A short while ago, I had the opportunity to chat with Peter Dye, Product Manager of VM Orcestrator (VMO).

January 27, 2008 by


Trigence - datacenter application virtualization

John Hamilton, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Trigence, and I had a long discusion about application virtualization recently. One of the more challenging issues for suppliers of application virtualization technology is that there are many competitors each presenting different types of technology and this leaves many organizations feeling confused.

January 24, 2008 by

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Neverfail and "Continuous Availability"

Andrew Barnes, SVP of Corporate Development; and Jim Battenberg, Director Product Marketing; of the Neverfail Group and I had an interesting conversation about how the increasing focus many organizations have on deploying virtualization technologies in their industry standard system-based solutions often also includes an increase in the potential problems associated with an outage.

January 23, 2008 by


Genworth Financial, xkoto customer profile

Customer profileI had an opportunity to ask Genworth Financial's Ryan Lane, IT Team Leader, and Adam Webb, IT Solutions Architect, a few questions about how their organization is using tools from xkoto, Inc. Thanks Ryan and Adam for finding time to help me understand what Genworth is doing.

January 22, 2008 by