The Difference Between Cloud Computing and Virtualization
Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Posted in: nFrame | Cloud Computing
Keywords: Indianapolis technology firms | Indianapolis cloud computing experts | Indianapolis virtualization experts | Indianapolis data centers | Indianapolis network management
One of the questions I am most-often asked is, "What is the difference between cloud computing and virtualization, or IS there a difference?".
While we at n|Frame see the discrete differences between these two technology approaches, many people use the phrases “cloud computing” and “virtualization” interchangeably. For simplicity’s sake, we have included these IT service offerings into one section on our company’s website.
Last week I came across a very informative article on SearchServerVirtualization.com that answers that question succinctly. The author writes that the difference between cloud computing and virtualization is akin to asking, “What is the difference between blue and green? When combined with yellow, the color blue makes the color green. Similarly, virtualization is simply one of the elements that makes cloud computing.” Conversely, he goes on to say, “Cloud computing does not center on virtualization or any one technology…(It’s) as much a methodology as it is a technology.”
The author continues with some equally significant insights and comparisons … take a look for yourself!
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