Hybrid Cloud and Virtualization

T16 Discussion: What's Your Hypervisor Choice? Why?

August 12th, 2014

3:45pm - 5:00pm

Andre Garcia

AVP of Global Infrastructure Services

ABM Industries

Matt McSpirit

Senior Technical Product Manager


Hypervisors are quickly becoming a commodity as their use in the enterprise becomes pervasive. A growing number of IT managers are looking for more cost-effective alternatives. Now that Microsoft's Hyper-V has closed the gap with VMware on management and performance, Microsoft's hypervisor has become a viable alternative and one a growing number of organizations are choosing.

This session will cover:

  • The current state of the hypervisor market
  • What decision-makers should consider when choosing a hypervisor including compatibility, performance, administration and cost.
  • Consideration for managing multi-hypervisor environments
  • The role the hypervisor is playing in cloud computing and how it will fit in with evolving software-defined datacenters.