Here at SIS, the virtualization practice has engaged in numerous discussions regarding Hyper-V 3 and vSphere. I wanted to take a moment to share with you a growing trend, “Dual Hypervisor Infrastructure”. From what I’ve seen out in the field, customers are being more aggressive in this arena than I thought they would be. They aren’t simply trying to understand Hyper-V 3 – they are using it in production.
This article ” http://www.esg-global.com/research-briefs/multiple-hypervisor-usage-trends/” is one of many stating basically the same thing. The dual hypervisor approach is common in the enterprise space while most SMB’s are going to choose a hypervisor. Makes sense right? Most large shops have the staff to support multiple hypervisors while SMB’s are just trying to keep their head above water.
As the article mentions, there are numerous reasons as to why a company employs the dual hypervisor approach. However, one fact is clear: multiple hyprevisors in a production environment is a trend that is catching on and likely here to stay for the foreseeable future.