The term virtualization might seem like a brand new and cutting-edge technology. But actually, virtualization has been around for more than a decade now. Though many organizations still do not realize the benefits it can offer, those who have already adopted the technology have grown to feel that it would be nearly impossible to work without it. For those in IT, server virtualization has been a game-changing technology. It provides efficiencies and capabilities that simply are not possible when the organization’s IT is tied to working only with physical servers. Whether virtualization is a new term for you, or something you’ve been considering for some time, it is important to understand the benefits—then you can decide if it is right for your firm.
Cloud computing is an emerging IT development, deployment and delivery model, enabling real-time delivery of products, services and solutions (i.e., enabling Cloud services) over the Internet. The Cloud is a virtualization of resources that maintains and manages itself. There are of course people resources to keep hardware, operation systems and networking in proper order.