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What is the difference between Cloud Computing and Virtualization?

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Malcolm Carneal

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Malcolm Carneal, Digital Nomad, MCA, Vienna

Answered Dec 30, 2020

Virtualization can be defined as a software technology, which stimulates complex hardware. On the other hand, cloud computing makes use of virtualization in order to manage workload consolidation and server resources. Cloud computing can be referred to as a model that is used to enable on-demand, convenient, ubiquitous network access to a shared number of configurable computing resources such as servers, applications, networks, storage, and services.

Cloud computing receives such transformation through software interoperability, bandwidth improvements, and the development of virtualization technology. There are three categories of cloud computing, which are software as a service (saas), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (Iaas).

Virtualization, which came into use widely in the early 2000s, is a software technology that helps to distribute the abilities if a computer resources between several environments and users. Virtualization enhances various aspects of a computer's storage, software, memory, data, etc., which are the properties that make it possible for cloud computing elasticity, scalability, and multi-tenancy.

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Mike John, Content Explorer, MCA, Los Angeles, California, USA

Answered Dec 30, 2020

The principle contrast between the two ideas is that virtualization alludes to the control of programming and equipment, while cloud computing is the result of this procedure. For all intents and purposes, distributed computing is an idea made from one item, virtualization.

What creates turmoil between the two terms, is that distributed computing utilizes virtualized items in its structure.

cloud computingempowers the business to share and make its information accessible to anybody, anyplace. For this, in any case, it utilizes programming that has built up various virtual foundations, from a physical layer, bringing about virtualization.

While cloud computing guarantees diminished framework design expenses and straightforwardness for clients, virtualization gives foundation related offices, guaranteeing that exceptionally huge structures – which would have been in any case to a great extent lost.

Virtualization can, in this manner, be viewed as an item as it is conceivable to buy arrangements through programming. Distributed computing is an IT engineering idea. Be that as it may, the administrations offered by the cloud are completely corresponded with virtualization for programming arrangements just as portable situations.

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Answered Dec 04, 2020

Cloud computing and virtualization are both similar in some ways, but that does not mean they are the same. Virtualization is a technology that manipulates physical hardware that allows multiple applications and operating systems to run on the same machine at the same time.

For example, virtualization allows you to run applications that are not supported by the operating system on your computer. This technology allows you to run the application on a machine virtual, thereby eliminating any need for another computer. one of the advantages of virtualization is that it allows businesses to reduce their IT costs without necessarily having negative effects on their efficiency.

Cloud computing differs from virtualization because the former is the result or consequence of the manipulation done through virtualization. This means there can never be anything like cloud computing with virtualization. Cloud computing refers to a virtual platform created where users can easily share computing resources, data, or software.

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Answered Oct 22, 2020

Cloud computing and virtualization are two concepts related to networks. Virtualization is creating an environment that is completely virtual, and it is done on a different machine. An example of virtualization is creating an XP environment on an operating system that has Windows 7.

The purpose of doing this would enable the old operating system and its programs to run on the new one. It is cheaper to go this route than using two or more types of devices. Cloud computing was created to help with virtual computing. It helps every user use the resources that they may need, and it is very flexible in how it can be used.

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I. Muller

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I. Muller, Math Professor, North Carolina

Answered Oct 07, 2020

These are two concepts that are normally pitted against each other especially when people do not understand these things. Cloud computing will refer to the consequence that will happen because of virtualization. Virtualization is known to be the manipulation of both the hardware and software.

Cloud computing is needed because it makes use of software that has been created based on different infrastructures. The infrastructures will come from a physical layer. The term “cloud” is considered to be the type of environment wherein different tasks can be done properly.

Through virtualization, it is possible to make one type of resource act like many different resources. Cloud computing, on the other hand, can be the main place where different resources are pooled so that people who would need the resources can access easily.

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M. Klose

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Answered May 05, 2020

Virtualization can be defined as the act of creating a virtual environment on a different machine. A typical example of this is when you create a Windows XP environment inside a Windows 7 OS so as to enable an old program to run in it. On the other side of the coin, cloud computing can be said to be a cloud architecture where there is a pooling together of bulk resources to be remotely accessed mostly through the internet. Virtualization has numerous advantages.

It permits one program designed for a particular OS to run on another operating system. It is cheaper, and also simpler to use as you do not need to be gathering two or more machines to run several software. For cloud computing, a platform is created for virtual computing, and each user can make use of its resources as needed. This system is actually commended for its flexibility in usage.

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