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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VMware's desktop moves

VMware's desktop moves

VMware's cluster announcement of products, reference architectures and services is designed to both establish dominance in desktop virtualization and slow the growth of competitors.

November 9, 2009 by in VMWare

The magic commoditizing virtual machine manager

The magic commoditizing virtual machine manager

I recently noticed VMware's (second) free hypervisor, a commentary by Gordon Haff of CNET (one of ZDnet's sister companies). He offered an interesting analysis of VMware's recent move to make it's embedded ESX Server available at no charge starting on July 28.

July 27, 2008 by in VMWare

Citrix and Xen not versus Xen

Citrix and Xen not versus Xen

Simon Crosby, CTO of Citrix’s Virtualization Management group, contacted me after reading the post, Citrix versus the Xen community, to clear up some misconceptions that he thought were the basis of my post. After reading his message, it's clear that what he had to say was very persuasive.

July 16, 2008 by in VMWare

VMware follows in Virtuallogix's footsteps

VMware follows in Virtuallogix's footsteps

My friends at VMware recently sent me a note telling me 1) that they had acquired Trango Virtual Processors and 2) they were jumping into the mobile device virtual machine market.Trago VMware has chosen to rename Trago's product as VMware Mobile Platform.

November 12, 2008 by in VMWare

Certeon's aCelera Application Acceleration Appliance

Certeon's aCelera Application Acceleration Appliance

The good folks from Certeon brought their new aCelera application acceleration software appliance to my attention a short while ago. After my recent conversation with Coyote Point, it's beginning to appear that protocol and data caching and optimization tools are going to be the trend du mois.

May 26, 2008 by in VMWare

Thoughts from Parallels Summit 2011

Thoughts from Parallels Summit 2011

I'm here in Orlando at the Gaylord Palms Resort attending Parallels' Summit 2011.While walking around the expo at the Summit, I had an opportunity to speak with a number of executives of Parallels partners and customers.

February 22, 2011 by in VMWare

Integrien AliveVM

Integrien AliveVM

I'm trying to dig may way down the pile of things that came in over the past few weeks while I was busy addressing myself to other issues.Integrien announced its AliveVM at VMworld and was shortly thereafter purchased by VMware.

September 6, 2010 by in VMWare