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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Waiting for Fay

Waiting for Fay

One of the joys of living along the coast of Florida is the opportunity to see tropical storms and hurricanes up close and very personal. After moving all of the outdoor furniture up under the eaves or into the house and closing the hurricane shutters (big fan-fold aluminum jobs), all that's left to do is to wait.

August 18, 2008 by in CXO

DataSynapse survey claims HPC leading IT initiative

DataSynapse survey claims HPC leading IT initiative

Datasynapse recently released the results of a survey that indicated that IT executives were more concerned about high performance computing than virtualization (I guess that meant using virtual machine software to create a virtual server-based environment rather than a more comprehensive use of the term). I must have not been on their distribution list because I only found it during my normal early morning scan of the news.

August 26, 2008 by in CXO

Hyperic CloudStatus adds Google App Engine monitoring

Hyperic CloudStatus adds Google App Engine monitoring

There are many factors that could be seen as impediments to the adoption of "cloud computing" architectures. One of them is the assumption by some suppliers that organizations are going to leap with both feet into running important applications offsite somewhere in the cloud.

August 20, 2008 by in CXO

Borland Software and Skytap a profile from the cloud

Borland Software and Skytap a profile from the cloud

I recently spoke with Brad Johnson, Borland Software’s senior director of product marketing about their relationship in the cloud with Skytap. For those who are unfamiliar with Skytap, I've posted several times about them and their approach to testing and development in the clouds.

October 22, 2008 by in CXO

Server Virtualization Design Module for Lanamark Suite

Server Virtualization Design Module for Lanamark Suite

Lanamark's CEO, Mark Angelo, and I exchanged a number of messages about the Server Virtualization design module for the company's Lanamark Suite. If you're not sure what this company does, please see Lanamark Virtualization Services Software and Lanamark Vready.

February 16, 2009 by in CXO

Living in the cloud

Living in the cloud

Depending upon what a specific person needs, living in the clouds is workable and in some cases quite pleasant. It was wonderful being able to go through security at airports without fiddling with my briefcase to take out a laptop. It also was rather fun presenting at conferences using only my smartphone. I imagine todays new netbooks would make this process a bit easier.

February 10, 2009 by in CXO