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

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


HTC X7501

I had the opportunity to use an HTC X7501 for a while and thought you might be interested in my take on this type of device. This, by the way, isn't meant to be a device review.

September 6, 2007 by


Cassatt Announces Green Computing Strategy

Cassatt Active Power ManagementIf you'll recall, I posted a series on virtualization and green computing back in May. It seems to me that while virtualization technology won't solve all of the problems of power utilization and heat production in a modern datacenter, the proper use of this technology could certainly help.

September 4, 2007 by


A Quick Look at Virtual Iron V 4

Today Virtual Iron is announcing Virtual Iron version 4. John Thibault, President and CEO, and my old friend Mike Grandinetti, chief marketing officer, took time out of their very busy schedules to chat with me about the new release.

September 3, 2007 by


Upcoming events

VMware and its partners are gearing up for VMworld. I've been speaking with quite a few companies about their announcement plans and will present may take on them when I can.

August 30, 2007 by


Pano Logic Another Take on the Virtualized Desktop

Many IT executives remember a time in which everyone using the organization's systems used a character cell or block mode terminal. Although these devices presented only limited number of graphical elements and text only, once they were deployed, little to nothing needed to be done to them throughout their lifetime.

August 29, 2007 by