Nikolay Dvas

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Cloud hosting has been in existence for 10 years. Going into its second decade, it's time for something new. What's the latest trend? Good old, plain dedicated servers - but rebuilt and reinvented. Although it's not required by any definition of a cloud, virtualization has become part and parcel of cloud hosting - not because it's necessary for clouds, but merely because it's very convenient. First and foremost, the cloud is great for businesses - of all sizes and in a variety of industries - because it allows them to manage their resources easily. There's no need to pre-order a server and wait until it's ready. Virtualization has brought effective tools for that. On the other hand, for providers, virtualization brings a theoretical possibility to utilize resources more efficiently and thus lower costs and lower prices for end users. It's worth noting that in a vir... (more)