In this tutorial, we will learn about different virtualization approaches in cloud computing.
Different kinds of virtualization approaches are as follows:
- Hosted Approach
- Bare-metal Approach
In the hosted virtualization approach, the virtualization software( Virtual Machine Monitor) is installed and runs as an application on an operating system called the Host operating system. The host operating system manages the physical hardware and devices.
In the bare metal virtualization approach, the virtualization software runs directly on top of the hardware. There is no need for the host operating system in this approach. This approach is more efficient than the hosted approach. The hypervisor has direct access to the physical hardware resources. The bare-metal approach provides more scalability and performance.