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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OpenSource World/NGDC/CloudWorld

OpenSource World/NGDC/CloudWorld

I've been watching, and involved with, LinuxWorld Expo since the very early days.  As with other operating system focused conferences in the past, the conference has had its glory days and then faced a declining interest from sponsors and attendees.

August 9, 2009 by in Linux

Red Hat's approach to making cloud ready for business

Red Hat's approach to making cloud ready for business

After a number of delays, I finally was able to speak with Mike Ferris, Red Hat's Director of Product Strategy for Red Hat's cloud computing initiatives. Red Hat has done its best to address the issues I mentioned in my post Virtualization and Cloud Computing Challenge Licensing Models.

May 3, 2010 by in Linux

Saying goodbye - Red Hat drops Itanium

Saying goodbye - Red Hat drops Itanium

In my post Saying good bye - Microsoft is dropping Itanium I layed out Microsoft's history of supporting and then dropping processors based upon their high volume/low value go-to-market strategy. As several readers pointed out to me, Red Hat has also announced that future versions of Redhat Enteprise Linux will not support Intel's Itanium (see Itanium Support in Enterprise Linux for more information).

April 7, 2010 by in Linux

Interesting take on mobile Linux

Interesting take on mobile Linux

While I was at IDC, I managed the team that watched system software and virtualization software. That team was one of the very first in the industry to include Linux in its operating system research.

September 30, 2007 by in Linux

Microsoft Singularity

Microsoft Singularity

I just read my colleague Mary Jo Foley's post Want a peek at a non-Windows operating system from Microsoft? and thought I'd add a few additional thoughts on Microsoft's research project called "Singularity.

March 5, 2008 by in Linux