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Virtualization Is Not Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is about the move away from the desktop to a network-centric software model
By: Reuven Cohen
Sep. 10, 2008 07:00 AM
Recently I've been frequently asked; "Is virtualization...cloud computing?" So this next bit may sound a little odd coming from someone who has built a cloud computing platform on the basis of server virtualization. Although virtualization is an ideal building block for a cloud environment, saying that "virtualization" is the only basis for cloud computing is wrong. Notably Google uses little to no virtualization technology and is seen as the poster child for the cloud computing movement. They recognized that cloud computing is about the move away from the desktop to a network-centric software model.
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