A multi-hypervisor setup can help mitigate costs over time, but the complexity of implementing a multi-hypervisor environment can seem like a big hurdle to overcome. For many admins who have exclusively relied on VMware’s products, moving workloads to Hyper-V might be daunting. But, by splitting workloads up, admins can realize significant cost savings and continue to grow their environments.
VMware’s ESXi hypervisor is seen as a mature and feature-rich product, but it comes at a high price point. Hyper-V’s feature set — although not as mature and extensive as VMware’s — has come a long way, and it’s less expensive. This presents two hypervisor levels: one more suited for high-end workloads and one equipped for middle-tier workloads.
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