Difference between Cloud Computing vs. Virtualization
How is Virtualization different from Cloud Computing?
Let’s understand between the basic difference between Cloud Computing and Virtualization.
- A Virtualization is a software that virtualizes your hardware into multiple machines while Cloud computing is the combination of multiple hardware devices. Means, Virtualization is a methodology while Cloud computing is a technology.
- Cloud computing is good for public use while Virtualization is good for IT companies.
- In general, the cost of using the cloud computing is much lower than implementing virtualization.
- Cloud computing is easier and more cost-effective to implement for smaller companies while Virtualization is the smarter choice and can save money for medium and large size companies.
- Cloud computing is very flexible for all users access. Users can access its cloud from any location with active internet while in virtualization; proper authentication is required before accessing the virtual machines.
- Setting up cloud is very tedious task while in case of virtualization, it is very simple to setup virtual environment.
- Cloud computing works on IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) while virtualization is based upon SaaS (Software as a Service).
- Cloud Computing deliver variable resources to groups of users for a variety of purposes while in virtualization, deliver packaged resources to specific users for a specific purpose.
- Template-based configuration used in cloud computing while in Virtualization, Image-based configuration used.
- In cloud computing, accessibility can be done from all over the world while in virtualization; proper permission is required for accessing from outside the network.
- Cloud computing depend on virtualization while virtualization doesn’t depend upon cloud computing environment.
- Cloud can be extended as much as you want while Virtual machine configuration limits its scalability.
- Multiple hardware creates a cloud computing while in case of virtualization, dedicated hardware required for multiple virtual machines.