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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Emerald Queen uses Neverfail for Exchange

Emerald Queen uses Neverfail for Exchange

I encourage people to do their homework when choosing a high availability solution. If you know what your business needs, it goes a long way in making the best purchasing decision. There are a lot of vendors out there, but not all provide the functionality and flexibility your IT shop may need, and some are very expensive or require significant upgrades to your data center that you may not be willing or able to make. Also, customer service and support is key – without it, where are you?

March 15, 2009 by in Hardware

Hardware fault tolerance in a virtual environment

Hardware fault tolerance in a virtual environment

Stratus wants organizations that are moving more and more workloads into virtual environments to understand that they're taking a risk when they put a large number of workloads onto a single industry standard system. Although these systems have gotten better and better over the years, they still are not reliable enough for critical workloads.

March 9, 2009 by in Hardware

Kidaro Presents Virtual Corporate “To-Go”

Kidaro Presents Virtual Corporate “To-Go”

Ran Oelgiesser, VP of Product Markting for Kidaro, had a lengthy discussion about the company and it's recently announced product and I'd like to present what I learned. I'd like to also point out that this is the very first time a supplier's representative sent me an encrypted, password protected copy of their presentation deck.

July 30, 2007 by in Hardware

Microsoft's Dynamic IT

Microsoft's Dynamic IT

While visiting Microsoft's STB (Systems and Tools Business I guess) meeting in Orlando, I had a chance to sit in an audience composed largely of industry analysts. Bob Muglia, Sr.

June 9, 2008 by in Hardware

The X is dead, long live the X

The X is dead, long live the X

Headlines scream the mainframe is dead, the midrange system is dead or the PC is dead. The data center reality, however, is that useful technology doesn't die. It just becomes the foundation for the next wave of technology adoption.

June 7, 2012 by in Hardware