Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Situation: You’re a small mom and pop shop selling the best chocolate chip cookies this side of the mighty Mississippi. For the first four years of your business, you have managed to turn a profit by selling to local neighborhoods and cities however as your buzz grows and your product demand increases, you need another avenue to sell more of your delicious products. The answer: a website. But how do you set up that website? How do you manage it? How do you manage it without going bankrupt? The answer: virtualization and Cloud computing.

What is Virtualization in Cloud Computing?

Virtualization in Cloud computing, also known as virtualization server hosting – allows even the smallest company to effectively maintain an online presence to market and sell their goods. The basics of server virtualization are as follows:

Dedicated Server Hosting:

Dedicated Server Hosting, unlike a hybrid server or a fully virtualization server, allows companies to lease out space in a physical server for their web hosting (website) needs. This dedicated server comes with a finite amount of resources: RAM, Bandwidth, Disk Space and CPU Cores. These resources are utilized for your virtualization needs and once they are fully used up, you need to purchase another dedicated server. The downside of dedicated server hosting is simple: a lack of scalability and high costs.

Virtual Server Hosting

Virtual Server web hosting is different from dedicated server web hosting in resource allotment, price and scalability. Whereas dedicated server hosting dedicates the entire server to your resources, a VPS allots you a slice of the entire server for your web hosting needs. When it comes to virtualization in Cloud computing, VPS are a slice of the entire server pie. With that pie you get access to your server resources, bandwidth, RAM, Disk Space and CPU Cores – along with whatever additional add-ons you have purchased for your virtualization needs. Typically, virtual private server solutions are highly scalable and due to size, are more cost friendly.

Hybrid Server Hosting

As you might imagine, a hybrid server is a mix of both dedicated server web hosting services and VPS Cloud hosting solutions. Depending upon the provider, your hybrid server will contain a certain amount of resources while still having a somewhat scalable and pliable price structure.

The Difference Between Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Although they are technically different terms and can be interpreted to mean different things, the difference between virtualization and Cloud computing is one in the same. That is to say virtualization and Cloud computing mean the same thing. While virtualization might refer to the actually technology behind the Cloud – Xen, OpenVZ, KVM – the Cloud is just a fancy marketing term for virtualization solutions.

Why Does Any of This Matter?

The simple answer: desktop virtualization Cloud computing helps private consumers, small to medium sized businesses and large enterprise corporations cut down on IT expenditures and increase productivity.

How Dos Solar VPS Fit Into This Virtualisation and Cloud Computing Talk?

Solar VPS fits into this virtualisation and Cloud computing talk because through our internally developed Cloud VPS platform, the SolarSystem, we have developed a Cloud web hosting platform which will help you cut down on your IT costs, increase productivity and well, have some fun. And no, we didn’t spell virtualisation incorrectly, it was a nod to our friends over in the U.K. To learn more about how Solar VPS can help you with virtualization and Cloud computing technology, click Solar VPS virtualization technology solutions.