Dan Kusnetzky

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Daniel Kusnetzky, a reformed software engineer and product manager, founded Kusnetzky Group LLC in 2006. He is responsible for research, publications, and operations. Mr. Kusnetzky has been involved with information technology since the late 1970s. Mr. Kusnetzky has been responsible for research operations at the 451 Group; corporate and marketing strategy for Open-Xchange; system software and virtualization research at IDC; and program and product management at Digital Equipment Corporation.; Today, Mr. Kusnetzky focuses on system software, virtualization technology and cloud computing. In his spare time, he's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.

The Kusnetzky Group LLC is an independent technology industry research firm that focuses on system software, virtualization and cloud computing infrastructure. Dan's opinions are based upon research, personal experiences and actual use of technology. They are not based upon the relationships the company may or may not have with suppliers, end user organizations, the media, consultants or other analysts. Dan's research is available on a subscription basis through Kusnetzky Group LLC. Dan's attendance at industry events or at client meetings may be sponsored by the client. Clients may provide hardware or software for testing prior to the publication of analysis that includes that product. Clients may also provide shirts, jackets, coffee cups, folders, backpacks, pens and other event tchotchke. While nice, these don't effect Dan's opinions or insight about those clients or their products.

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Red Hat's approach to making cloud ready for business

Red Hat's approach to making cloud ready for business

After a number of delays, I finally was able to speak with Mike Ferris, Red Hat's Director of Product Strategy for Red Hat's cloud computing initiatives. Red Hat has done its best to address the issues I mentioned in my post Virtualization and Cloud Computing Challenge Licensing Models.

May 3, 2010 by in Linux

Saying goodbye - Red Hat drops Itanium

Saying goodbye - Red Hat drops Itanium

In my post Saying good bye - Microsoft is dropping Itanium I layed out Microsoft's history of supporting and then dropping processors based upon their high volume/low value go-to-market strategy. As several readers pointed out to me, Red Hat has also announced that future versions of Redhat Enteprise Linux will not support Intel's Itanium (see Itanium Support in Enterprise Linux for more information).

April 7, 2010 by in Linux

OpenSource World/NGDC/CloudWorld

OpenSource World/NGDC/CloudWorld

I've been watching, and involved with, LinuxWorld Expo since the very early days.  As with other operating system focused conferences in the past, the conference has had its glory days and then faced a declining interest from sponsors and attendees.

August 9, 2009 by in Linux

Another view on Red Hat's Virtualization Portfolio

Another view on Red Hat's Virtualization Portfolio

Red Hat just trumpeted that its Virtualization Portfolio was just about cooked and ready to serve. While that announcement (see Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Beta Draws Industry Interest) did gather some industry comment, including that made by my colleage Paula Rooney (see Red Hat's KVM-based virtualization platform moves into beta testing), it certainly can be seen as a predictable move.

June 21, 2009 by in Linux

Off Topic: Desktop evaluation - Linux, Mac OS and Windows

Off Topic: Desktop evaluation - Linux, Mac OS and Windows

I've been asked by a KG client to run through a specific set of functions on a specific set of desktop environments and report back to them on my experiences. I'm to include such things as how long it took to set things up, how quickly it would take their staff to become productive in their new world, compatibility with data/files they've already created, and an evaluation of what it would cost per staff member if the entire environment was made up of that one desktop environment.

May 1, 2008 by in Linux