Hypervisor is a critical component for OpenStack or any private/public cloud environment. One should select a hypervisor very carefully. There are a few parameters that one should consider when selecting a hypervisor, because in any cloud, underlying virtualization technology enterprise-level capabilities are in the realms of scalability, resource efficiency, and uptime.
Let's see the parameters involved in selecting the hypervisor:
- Skills and expertise of your team: The more expertise your team has in the project and in technology, the less are the chances of mistakes. It's a very important factor when adopting any technology, this applies for the hypervisor as well. For the hypervisor, you also need to do patch management, configuration, and security management tasks. Having internal skills and expertise increases the availability of your systems, allows segregation of duties, and mitigates problems at any point in time.
- Maturity of product or project: One always adopts...