Virtualization Analysis : Cloud Computing Essay

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Virtualization in Cloud Computing MAY, 2016 Ahmed Essam, Ahmed Khalifa and Anas Ibrahim 26,30,64 Communications and Electronics Department Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University Abstract – Cloud computing is a type of computing that relies on sharing a pool of physical and/or virtual resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services), rather than deploying local or personal hardware and software. This technology is mainly service oriented and focuses on cost reduction, hardware reduction and pay just for service concept. Virtualization in cloud computing is making a virtual image of the storage devices servers or network resources so that they can be used on multiple machines at the same time. I. INTRODUCTION Cloud computing means on demand delivery of IT resources via the internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. Cloud computing is a virtualization based technology that reduces the cost of IT infrastructure. It provides a solution of IT infrastructure at low cost. It also focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of the shared resources. Cloud resources are usually not only shared by multiple users but are also dynamically reallocated per demand. A cloud service has three distinct characteristics that differentiate it from traditional hosting. It is sold on demand, it is scalable and the service is fully managed by the provider. Significant innovations in virtualization and distributed computing, as well as improved access to high-speed Internet and
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