Is private cloud more than just virtualization?

Is private cloud just virtualization? Find out the reasons that cloud is more than merely a shared pool of resources in this cloud computing roundtable.

This is part three of a four-part cloud computing roundtable featuring Technology Writer Carl Brooks and representatives from Novell, Forrester Research, ACS and Paragon Development Systems.

Understanding cloud services: Public vs. private
Interacting with cloud services: A management perspective
Is private cloud more than just virtualization?
Where is cloud computing in the marketplace?

Private cloud has been labeled by some as "just virtualization," nothing new for IT departments. But industry experts insist that cloud is more than just a shared pool of resources.

In part three of our cloud roundtable, our experts discuss virtualization vs. cloud computing, along with offering an explanation as to why you can't pile management systems on virtualization and call it private cloud.

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This was last published in October 2010

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