The days of single-hypervisor environments are over. Today, data center managers can grow their virtualized environments with multiple hypervisors at multiple price points to manage multiple workloads. There are many advantages to the multi-hypervisor scenario, but there has also been a significant drawback: a lack of cost visibility.
That issue is no longer a barrier. At Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas this week, we’ll be demonstrating Embotics vCommander for Microsoft Hyper-V, a unified cloud management platform that gives multi-hypervisor environments economic visibility, automation and control. The new multi-tenant cost model capability in vCommander helps users deliver IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) and get a cost breakdown that supports decisions about which virtual machines (VM) and services should be hosted on which platform. This feature is unmatched by any other solution, and it fulfills the economic justification for adopting multiple hypervisors.
When Embotics announced vCommander for Hyper-V earlier this week, The Virtualization Practice Analyst Bernd Harzog said, “Multi-hypervisor environments are proliferating because they promise cost advantages without degrading performance, but accomplishing that goal requires a management and automation platform that reveals cost breakdowns to inform decision-making. The multi-tenant cost model lets enterprises take economic control of their data centers.”
That’s what multi-hypervisor choices should be about – economic control of the data center. That must include: