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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Saying good bye - Microsoft is dropping Itanium

Saying good bye - Microsoft is dropping Itanium

The current buzz is that Microsoft's Windows 2008 Server R2 will be the last version of the operating system that will support Intel's Itanium.  My colleague Mary Jo Foley posted Microsoft pulls the plug on future Itanium support on April 5th on this very topic.

April 6, 2010 by in Microsoft

Will Virtual Machine Software Accelerate Windows 7 Adoption?

Will Virtual Machine Software Accelerate Windows 7 Adoption?

Microsoft, however, is more than likely going to do something foolish like make some individuals pay for each and every operating system used or place some artificial limits on workloads based upon version of the operating system an individual has selected. As in the past, Microsoft would then be propelling those needing technology as a way to move forward to other host operating environments such as Linux.

April 26, 2009 by in Microsoft

Microsoft and Red Hat agreement and the next generation datacenter

Microsoft and Red Hat agreement and the next generation datacenter

Microsoft and Red Hat have come to an agreement allowing virtualization technology from each company to support virtual machines containing the others operating environment. My colleagues Mary-Jo Folley (see Microsoft and Red Hat sign virtualization pact) and Paula Rooney (see It’s true: Microsoft and Red Hat cooperate on virtualization) have both comment on this move.

February 17, 2009 by in Microsoft