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

Microsoft's 3rd Party Server Virtualization Validation Program

I had a chance to speak with Aaron Holzer of Microsoft about a program they've been working on for quite some time, the 3rd party Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP). Customers have made it clear to Microsoft that they expect support for Microsoft software even if it is running in a virtual environment hosted by someone else's virtualization software.

November 19, 2007 by

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Racemi - disaster recovery and so much more

I had the chance to speak with Charlie Watt, CTO and founder of Racemi, and his colleague Brian Hoffman, VP of Product Management and Service, today. We discovered that we have some common history and similar views on the real scope of virtualization technology and the impact it can have on an organization's strategic planning and operational strategy.

November 15, 2007 by


Commentary on "Accelerate virtualization adoption"

I was doing my morning news scan and came across Accelerate virtualization adoption--Seven tips to smart growth by John Suit, CTO at Fortisphere. Although the comments appear to address the adoption of virtual machine software to create virtual servers or virtual clients rather than a broader view of virtualization.

November 14, 2007 by


Red Hat

Last week Red hat made a number of announcements that indicate the company is following the trends in virtualization from the large to the small by gathering up features provided by others in the open source community and bringing them under the company's umbrella, err, big Red Hat. Here are some of Red Hat's statements concerning their announcement.

November 11, 2007 by


Hardware assists to virtualization

As various forms of software virtualization technology have been developed, some folks have looked at the problems software virtualization technology is attempting to address and have thought something different. They thought about the functions that applications and systems were executing, decomposed those functions into individual hardware actions and then went on to develop special purpose hardware.

November 8, 2007 by


Rumination on industry trends

Since starting this blog, I've had the chance to speak with representatives of over 80 different companies offering something related to virtualization. I find it's pretty easy to spot trends based upon what these suppliers tell me during our discussions.

November 7, 2007 by