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Cloud Computing & Virtualization


"Before personal computers took off in the early 1980s, if your company needed sales or payroll figures calculating in a hurry, you'd most likely have bought in "data-processing" services from another company, that specialized in number crunching; these days, you can do the job just as easily on your desktop with off-the-shelf software." This software is called Cloud Computing or Virtualization. The word "cloud" is often thrown around as an umbrella term, while "virtualization" is often confused with cloud computing. Although the two technologies are similar, they are not interchangeable, and the difference is significant enough to affect business decisions.