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Oracle VM 3 Cloud Implementation and Administration Guide, 2nd Edition by Nic Ventura, Erik Benner, Edward Whalen

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Introduction toVirtualization andCloud Computing

Cloud computing is the term used to describe services provided to your application either from within your environment or outside of your environment. Anything from storage services to onsite and offsite services is included in cloud computing. The original use of the term referred to providing computer services within a corporation or outside of a corporation in order to deliver additional resources. This in turn started out as virtual computing, or virtualization.

Virtualization became the technology that allowed providers to create resources that could then be offered to internal or ...

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