How Virtualization is Different from Cloud Computing

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Topic: Virtualization
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At the first glance, the concepts of Cloud computing and virtualization can seem similar. After all, Cloud computing and virtualization both work towards minimizing the amount of physical data and information that an enterprise stores. However, there is a world of a difference between the two ideologies. In fact, when research firm Forrester conducted a survey in 2013, it found that 70% of businesses whose storage solutions were described as 'private Clouds' were actually inaccurately defined. This article discusses the definitions of Cloud computing and virtualization and the fundamental differences between the two concepts:

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