Hyper-V seems to be gaining traction

Although I haven’t seen sales figures that can back my supposition, based on what I’m seeing in the market and in the conversations that I’m having, it seems as if Hyper-V is gaining traction.  With more companies using it in lab environments and with more and more products adding Hyper-V support in addition to their existing vSphere support, there is evidence of a potential Hyper-V surge.

In speaking with a colleague at a conference recently, he feels that Hyper-V 2012 is too little, too late and that the hypervisor ship had sailed.  Personally, I’m not so sure.  One of the beautiful things about the new IT order is that workloads can be pretty easily shifted between systems and multi-hypervisor management tools are on the rise.

What do you think?  I believe that, once VMM 2012 SP1 hits and Hyper-V 2012 is fully supported by Microsoft, that we’re going to to a surge in 2013.

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