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

Virtualization and green computing

"Green computing" seems to be seems to be the up and coming thing for suppliers offering virtualization software as well as management software for virtualized environments. It's a topic that has come up over and over again in my discussions with suppliers recently.

May 16, 2007 by


Virtualization - Trend or Buzzword?

Virtualization is abstracting functions or complete stacks of software away from the underlying infrastructure to increase scalability, reliability, performance, utilization, agility, manageability or just to reduce overall costs in some fashion.

May 14, 2007 by


Virtual Appliances - the good, the bad and the ugly

It would be very wise for the organization's IT department to find out what licensing applies to a virtual image. It would be much better if the terms and conditions of use are known and the appropriate operational and administrative procedures defined before a virtual image is unleashed on the network.

May 8, 2007 by


Why choose a virtual environment?

Why do organizations choose to go to the time and trouble to adopt some form of virtualization technology? Those thinking that virtualization only refers to the use of virtual machine software to allow a single system to support multiple, encapsulated workloads would mention the factors of time and cost (see Cost and energy benefits driving virtualization).

May 7, 2007 by