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What is the difference between Virtualization & Cloud?

By bryanwaltersmn ·
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While reviewing some technology blogs have landed up on a discussion where a technology expert said that many hosting providers fake about their services and they offer virtualization options to existing hosting packages and call it as Cloud. which create the misconception about Cloud.

I would really like to know what are the key factors that differentiate Virtualization from Cloud technology?
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Difference Between Virtualization & Cloud

by amarkayam In reply to What is the difference be ...

It’s easy to see where the misunderstandings can be found in informing the distinction between cloud and virtualization technological innovation.

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Difference between Virtualization & Cloud?

by tejas_ambekar In reply to What is the difference be ...

Virtualisation is the process of creating multiple virtual environments on a single server. It does this by using virtualization software, known as a virtual machine monitor (VMM) which separatess compute environments from the physical hardware – this makes it possible to run several operating systems on one computer at the same time. In other words, virtualisation allows you to have several virtual servers for every physical server you buy.

The confusion with cloud comes from the fact that cloud computing uses virtualisation. In a cloud data centre, the large numbers of servers are virtually partitioned, but it is not the virtualisation that makes the cloud. Instead, we should think of cloud as the delivery of shared computing resources, software or data as a service (SaaS) via the Internet. Cloud computing, therefore, allows businesses online access to complex applications and enormous computing resources as well as providing elasticity, scalability and automated management on a pay-per- use basis.

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Difference between Virtualization & Cloud?

by tejas_ambekar In reply to What is the difference be ...

Essentially, virtualization differs from cloud computing because virtualization is software that manipulates hardware, while cloud computing refers to a service that results from that manipulation.

"Virtualization is a foundational element of cloud computing and helps deliver on the value of cloud computing," Adams said. "Cloud computing is the delivery of shared computing resources, software or data — as a service and on-demand through the Internet."

Most of the confusion occurs because virtualization and cloud computing work together to provide different types of services, as is the case with private clouds.

The cloud can, and most often does, include virtualization products to deliver the compute service, said Rick Philips, vice president of compute solutions at IT firm Weidenhammer. "The difference is that a true cloud provides self-service capability, elasticity, automated management, scalability and pay-as you go service that is not inherent in virtualization."

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differentiate Virtualization & Cloud

by tejas_ambekar In reply to What is the difference be ...

Virtualization is technology that allows you to create multiple simulated environments or dedicated resources from a single, physical hardware system. Software called a hypervisor connects directly to that hardware and allows you to split 1 system into separate, distinct, and secure environments known as virtual machines (VMs). These VMs rely on the hypervisor’s ability to separate the machine’s resources from the hardware and distribute them appropriately.

Cloud computing is a set of principles and approaches to deliver compute, network, and storage infrastructure resources, services, platforms, and applications to users on-demand across any network. These infrastructure resources, services, and applications are sourced from clouds, which are pools of virtual resources orchestrated by management and automation software so they can be accessed by users on-demand through self-service portals supported by automatic scaling and dynamic resource allocation.

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Cloud is bigger and smarter

by muhammadali1 In reply to What is the difference be ...

Hi,
The key difference is the scale of services. Cloud offers you many services. These services differentiate a cloud from any other virtual machine. You can have access to the pre-built capabilities and start empowering your business processes straight away without worrying about creating those capabilities first.
This article may come in handy for you as it explains everything about Microsoft Azure VMs which are cloud based: https://www.communicationsquare.com/news/all-about-azure-virtual-machines/

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