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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Vyatta 3500 network appliances

Vyatta 3500 network appliances

Vyatta just launched the Vyatta 3500 network appliances that cost-sensitive organizations are likely to find quite interesting. They are built upon the foundation of Vyatta's open source network virtualization and security technology and Intel's latest technology and are designed to go up against products offered by the big boys in this industry, Cisco and Juniper Networks.

January 5, 2010 by in Processors

Platform Computing Orchestrates - Sympony 4.1

Platform Computing Orchestrates - Sympony 4.1

Platform, if you want potential customers to care about your software in general, and this product in specific, you really must go to the effort to make it very clear what pain its product is intended to address, how it addresses that pain and why people should care about it.

April 19, 2009 by in Processors

Parallels Workstation Extreme

Parallels Workstation Extreme

Until very recently, some graphics intensive applications were not good candidates for encapsulation in a virtual machine. Even though using virtual machine technology could offer the administrators and users a number of benefits, the performance would simply not past muster with the "power users" needing those applications.

April 1, 2009 by in Processors

Extreme transaction processing

Extreme transaction processing

I've spoken with a number of vendors who are doing their best to offer tools making it possible to create configurations that process transactions presented by millions of people not just hundreds of thousands people as used to be the high end of the spectrum only a few years ago.

January 27, 2009 by in Processors

Transitive virtual processing magic

Transitive virtual processing magic

What would it be like if it was possible to take an executable image that was built for one operating system and processor family, wave a software wand over that software and then simply run it on another platform? Wouldn't that make life for an organization's IT staff quite a bit easier?

March 13, 2008 by in Processors

Hardware assists to virtualization

Hardware assists to virtualization

As various forms of software virtualization technology have been developed, some folks have looked at the problems software virtualization technology is attempting to address and have thought something different. They thought about the functions that applications and systems were executing, decomposed those functions into individual hardware actions and then went on to develop special purpose hardware.

November 8, 2007 by in Processors