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

Citrix Acquires XenSource Take 2

In my post Citrix Acquires XenSource for $500 million, I questioned whether two dissimilar corporate cultures could be integrated successfully. There are many examples of failed attempts in this department.

August 15, 2007 by

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Citrix Acquires XenSource for $500 million

For the past couple of weeks, I've been hearing rumors that Citrix would acquire XenSource. Thinking of Citrix's past history of acquisitions, the overall history of technology acquisitions and what I know about the personalities of the two companies in question, I told people that I thought this was a rather bad idea.

August 15, 2007 by

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Novell updates Orchestrator

Novell's Joe Wagner and Richard Whitehead caught up with me after a whirlwind trip to San Francisco for Linuxworld. They wanted to bring me up to date on Novell ZENworks Orchestrator.

August 13, 2007 by

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XenSource Annouces XenEnterprise V4

XenSource announced XenEnterprise V4 on August 13th. Here's a quick review of the announcement highlights:A quick scan of the XenSource announcement reveals that XenEnterprise v4 offers the following new features:XenMotion and Server Resource Pools: Multiple physical systems may be combined into a pool of virtual resources.

August 12, 2007 by

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Speculation about embedded hypervisors

Several stories in the news include a mention of something Kevin Kettler, Dell CTO, said during his keynote address at LinuxWorld in San Francisco. Dell is exploring the concept of embedding a lightweight hypervisor in the firmware of some future Dell servers.

August 7, 2007 by

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