Virtualization in Cloud Computing
Virtualization in Cloud ComputingLet’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 VirtualizationServer 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 SolutionsWithout beating around the Cloud too much, here is a short breakdown of Solar VPS virtualized server offerings:
Linux and Windows Solar VPS Cloud ServiceSolar 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
- Windows 2008 R2 64 bit
- Windows Server 2012 64 bit