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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PR Blues

PR Blues

Immediately prior to an event, such as IDG World Expo's OpenSource World or VMware's VMworld, suppliers having something new to offer and planning an announcement at the event do their best to "get out the word out" to analysts, consultants and journalists (A/C/Js). This means that public relations, analyst relations and media relations professionals are "on the prowl" for a time slot in an A/C/Js very busy schedule.

August 18, 2009 by in Tech & Work

Oracle's Virtualization Story

Oracle's Virtualization Story

Oracle VM, like the other virtualization technologies Oracle offers, is presented as an integrated, optimized, easy-to-manage part of an Oracle environment. It may not be the best choice for those expecting support the products from the industry leaders.

November 1, 2009 by in Tech & Work

Citrix Receiver for iPhone

Citrix Receiver for iPhone

Earlier in the month, Citrix analyst relations sent me a message laying out the company's plans to offer client software, a "Reciever" in Citrix-speak, allowing the iPhone to display Windows applications that are presented by Citrix's XenApp (formally presentation manager). Since I'm a big fan of making applications available "any time, anywhere, over any reasonable network and on any reasonable device," I applaud Citrix's efforts.

December 28, 2008 by in Tech & Work

SWsoft Renames Itself "Parallels"

SWsoft Renames Itself "Parallels"

SWsoft* has just issued an announcement that it has changed its name to Parallels. It is not at all uncommon for a company having a successful product, such as Parallels, a virtual machine software product, to take on the name of that product in the hopes of building stronger awareness for their entire product portfolio.

December 12, 2007 by in Tech & Work