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.
“Cloud will increasingly be the default option for software deployment,” said Jeffrey Mann, Research Vice President at Gartner. To make the most use of the cloud, a company should opt for appropriate deployment models in cloud computing. There are four main cloud deployment models: a public, a private, a hybrid and a community cloud. There are also web-based organization systems that are not so widespread, such as virtual private, inter-cloud and others.
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.