Virtualization in Cloud Computing

Virtualization in Cloud Computing

Let’s talk about virtualization in Cloud Computing. For the majority of people virtualization in Cloud Computing (virtualization versus Cloud Computing) mean one in the same. Virtualization = Cloud Computing. Now, to a degree this Cloud assumption is correct. However for those in the know, virtualization means the technology behind the Cloud. Virtualization technology and virtualization software is what makes hybrid server solutions, VPS server virtualization and dedicated virtual servers possible.

A Bit About Server Virtualization

Server virtualization comes in a few different forms: VmWare, KVM, OpenVZ and Xen. While KVM and VPS OpenVZ are used within the Cloud hosting industry and all virtualization technologies mentioned supply virtualization benefits to web hosting clients, the most popular form of virtualization software within Cloud Computing is Xen. Due to this popularity, all Solar VPS virtualized server options are powered by Xen virtual server software. Now we could get a bit technical here and tell you the technical benefits of Xen virtualized server solutions over KVM, VmWare or OpenVZ, however it’s long and boring. Just know, Xen is the most widely used form of virtualisation in Cloud Computing (no, we didn’t spell it wrong…it was a nod to our UK virtualisation and Cloud Computing consumers).

A Bit Solar VPS Virtualized Server Solutions

Without beating around the Cloud too much, here is a short breakdown of Solar VPS virtualized server offerings:

Linux and Windows Solar VPS Cloud Service

Solar VPS offers both Linux and Windows Cloud service solutions. The OS offerings for Linux virtualization are:
  • CentOS 5.9 & 6.3
  • Fedora 18
  • Debian 6.0.6
  • Ubuntu 12.10 & 12.04 LTS (64 bit)
  • Gentoo 2012.07, 32 & 64 bit
Solar VPS OS offerings for Windows virtualization are:
  • Windows 2008 R2 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2012 64 bit
As you can see, be it Linux or Windows, the Cloud is strong with Solar VPS.

Solar VPS Secure Virtualization for Cloud Computing

We use the word secure because that is what an investment in Cloud hosting with Solar VPS is – a secure, smart, profitable web hosting lifestyle. With our virtual server prices starting at $17.50 per month for an unmanaged account, you really can’t beat the Solar VPS Cloud. You could try the Google Cloud but let’s be honest now, their prices and solutions can’t beat ours. Beyond our price point, Solar VPS offers secure virtualization for Cloud Computing through stellar managed support, a growing comprehensive Solar VPS Web Hosting knowledgebase and a bevy of excellent Cloud add-ons like SolarRay Website Uptime Monitoring and SolarSystem A.I. (one-click Cloud App Installer of over 260 Web Apps). So, now that you know the difference between Cloud Computing and virtualization, the only thing you need to ask yourself is why haven’t you purchased a Solar VPS Linux or Windows Cloud virtual private server yet?