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.

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Greg the Architect

From time to time, I run into a very clever marketing campaign that both is very informative and very entertaining. "Greg the Architect" is one of the best of these I've seen.

September 23, 2007 by


Is virtual machine software a panacea?

A client was probing where and how virtual machine software should fit in an organization's overall IT strategy. The discussion got a bit heated at time because I asserted that while virtual machine software is an important addition to an organization's set of tools, it is clearly not a panacea.

September 19, 2007 by


No client?

I had a chance to speak with Jeff McNaught of Wyse Technology a while ago and didn't have a chance to write about our discussion until now.Jeff explained the company's new line of "Zero Client" hardware products and its TCX Multimedia Software.

September 17, 2007 by

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On my way to Align 2007 - DataSynapse's User Conference

I'm on my way to Align 2007, the DataSynapse User Conference, that's being held in the Doral Resort in Miami, FL. I'm looking forward to hearing the interesting array of speakers they've got schedule including people from DataSynapse (no surprise there), HSBC, Credit Suisse, GigaSpaces, Wachovia CIB Technical Products Group, Oracle's Fusion Middleware Group, Hewlett-Packard, and GemStone.

September 16, 2007 by


DMTF Accepts New Format for Portable Virtual Machines

I just read a press release that indicates that the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) has accepted a new format for portable virtual machine files that was submitted by Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, VMware and XenSource. Although this announcement seems just another in an endless series of attempts by vendors to use international standards bodies as a proxy in their battle with one another in the marketplace, I think this one is really important.

September 10, 2007 by