By 2020, there will be 30 billion IoT devices worldwide, and in 2025, the number will exceed 75 billion connected things, according to Statista. All these devices will produce huge amounts of data that will have to be processed quickly and in a sustainable way. To meet the growing demand for IoT solutions, fog computing comes into action on par with cloud computing. Fog is even better at some things.
Over the last eight years, the cloud computing market has been growing at an exponential rate, and some cloud service providers have been gaining power or emerging under these conditions. For this article, we compared Amazon Web Services (AWS) vs. Oracle Cloud platform — the undisputed market leader according to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service vs. a promising niche player.
Virtualization is the creation of virtual servers, infrastructures, devices and computing resources. Virtualization changes the hardware-software relations and is one of the foundational elements of cloud computing technology that helps utilize the capabilities of cloud computing to the full. Virtualization techniques allow companies to turn virtual their networks, storage, servers, data, desktops and applications.