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

Is there ever an automatic savings?

One of the key messages most suppliers of any virtualization technology use is that the use of their product will automatically save the customer money. I have concerns that some of them are really over reaching to convince customers.

September 26, 2007 by


Can Operating Systems be Replaced by Virtual Machine Software?

Coming out of VMworld, I've run into many people who've been convinced that operating systems are becoming an endangered species and that shortly they'll be replaced by virtual machine software. I believe that many have been convinced to adopt this position by VMware's powerful, integrated marketing not by the facts at hand.

September 25, 2007 by


Qumranet Solid ICE

I've been chatting with several people, including John-Marc Clark, VP of Marketing of Qumranet about KVM, the open source kernel based virtual machine project that is now part of the Linux kernel, and the company's new product Solid ICE™. Solid ICE, that seems one part access virtualization, one part application virtualization and one part virtual processing software.

September 24, 2007 by

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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