Running head: CLOUD-COMPUTING1VIRTUALIZATION vs CLOUD COMPUTINGCLOUD COMPUTING (ITS 532-02)Dr. Diane BarrettUNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDSBYPrithviRaj Chowdary Babburi
VIRTUALIZATION vs CLOUD COMPUTING2Understanding Virtualization and Cloud Computing:Virtualization refers to a process used to create a virtual environment. Virtualization allows a user to run multiple operating systems on one computer simultaneously. It is creation of virtual version of something such as an operating system, a server or network resources, etc. Whereas cloud computing refers to automated control, built on top of a virtualized infrastructure consisting of storage and network components. Cloud computing provides access to complex applications and computing resources via the Internet. Overall virtualization manipulates hardware and cloud computing manipulates the result.Comparing Virtualization and Cloud Computing:Virtualization acts as the base for cloud computing and helps deliver on the value of cloud computing. With virtualization, we can create virtual machines, scale virtual machines up/down via manual processes without service disruption. Cloud computing is accessed through the internet and can make use of virtualization. Certain operating systems, hardware systems, and even application clusters, deliver cloud services. Cloud computing is nothing but delivery of computing resources, data and storage resources as a service to end users overa network.