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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Hurricane Ike and some class acts

Hurricane Ike and some class acts

Although the Citrix analyst bash was interesting, informative and a wonderful opportunity to re-connect with old friends both at Citrix and in the analyst community at large, getting back to my office became quite a challenge. Continental Airlines, in preparation for Hurricane Ike, canceled our flights and did little to nothing to help my wife and I get home.

September 13, 2008 by in Developer

Desktop virtualization on display at VMworld

Desktop virtualization on display at VMworld

One of the three pillars of Paul Maritz's VMworld Keynote address (see Notes from VMworld and Maritz: VMware’s Virtual DataCenter OS, VMware View is better next gen operating system than Windows and Hyper-V) focused on virtualizing the user desktop computing experience. He spoke of this like it was a new idea and yet there are a host of vendors who have been offering components of this vision for quite some time.

September 16, 2008 by in Developer

Single system image clusters: an idea whose time has come and gone?

Single system image clusters: an idea whose time has come and gone?

At one time, applications were constructed as a monolithic mass of code that implemented all of the functions required to implement a complete solution including user interface (if it faced users), application processing, data management and storage management.  Some of the more sophisticated applications also included tools for application management and security.

April 30, 2007 by in Developer

Clusters, clusters and more clusters

Clusters, clusters and more clusters

Even though there are several different technologies involved and several different types of requirements, it now appears that any mulit-machine configuration is called a cluster. Here's a quick summary of the different configurations that are now using the same IT jargon term "Cluster".

April 29, 2007 by in Developer

Endeavors Technology, Application Streaming and the Cloud

Endeavors Technology, Application Streaming and the Cloud

I just completed a fascinating conversation with Neil Gardner, VP of Marketing, and Jan Tarzia, Director of Corporate Communications, of Endeavors Technologies concerning the roll application virtualization and streaming has in a future "cloud computing" based environment. It appears that the catch phrase du jour is cloud or mesh computing.

April 28, 2008 by in Developer

Using LANDesk Software

Using LANDesk Software

If you'll remember, I spoke with Coby Gurr and Dan Cook of LANDesk back in may. If you're interested, the post was titled Application Virtualization from LANDesk - No secret agents need apply.

July 31, 2007 by in Developer