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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SUSE, OpenStack and Open Source

SUSE, OpenStack and Open Source

SUSE supports the notion that cloud computing and open source software are perfect companions for organizations that look to the use of cloud computing to lower their overall costs of IT infrastructure, offer freedom to deploy its workloads wherever appropriate, and avoid being locked into a single vendors hardware or software products.

June 17, 2012 by in Open Source

Big Switch Networks Open SDN

Big Switch Networks Open SDN

Making network routing more programmable and sub-networks more dynamic is an important step in creating networks that are as agile of virtual servers and virtual storage. Big Switch Networks thinks that its Open SDN is a must have. Will its competitors agree?

March 29, 2012 by in Open Source

New Relic, RedMonk and surveys

New Relic, RedMonk and surveys

Vendors and research firms often collaborate to survey the vendors' customers in the hopes of learning more about their requirements and purchasing behavior. Although the result is often based upon a biased or limited sample, the resulting study findings are trumpeted to the world as if they were broadly applicable.

June 24, 2012 by in Open Source

Doing the Jitterbit

Doing the Jitterbit

Ilan Sehayek, CTO of Jitterbit introduced his company, the company's products and himself a while ago. Jitterbit is a provider of an open source data and application integration platform designed to make it easier for organizations to integrate a number of different types of applications hosted on different platforms (see graphic below).

April 15, 2009 by in Open Source

VMware's vision: Clouds everywhere

VMware's vision: Clouds everywhere

While I was making my way out to San Francisco for OpenSource World/Next Generation Datacenter/Cloudworld, VMware issued a press release stating that they were acquiring Spring Source, a supplier of Platform as a Service offerings. This, I believe, opens the door for VMware to offer a nearly complete, end-to-end solution for those wanting a Cloud Computing offering.

August 11, 2009 by in Open Source

Novell updates PlateSpin and rebrands Orchestrator

Novell updates PlateSpin and rebrands Orchestrator

Richard Whitehead, one of the interesting people from Novell I speak with on an irregular basis, contacted me to tell me about an update to the PlateSpin portfolio and how Novell the PlateSpin product family and the former ZenWorks Orchestrator have been rebranded. Novell's products in the area of virtualization technology and management of virtualized environments appear both powerful and easy to integrate into many existing datacenter configurations.

December 2, 2008 by in Open Source