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Distributed Operating Systems and Cloud Computing

Distributed Operating Systems and Cloud Computing

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Let’s take a look at the difference between a Distributed Operating Systems and Cloud Computing. This article will cover the differences between them. In future articles, we’ll look at what each is and how they are related.

Distributed Operating System

Distributed Operating Systems is usually described as servers that you install on your own hardware and run as your own system. This can be in the form of a dedicated server or one shared by many computers. The reason they are called Distributed Operating Systems is that they can be started and stopped as needed and allow different users to join them, run programs and do different tasks.

Distributed Operating Systems is designed for backup, recovery and system administration. Most applications on these systems are very simple and don’t require complex programming languages. These are also designed to scale automatically to handle increased traffic and require less computing power.


Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing, however, is an overall term that describes many different technologies used together to provide a single service such as hosting, computing, storage, etc. These services are usually provided by a single service provider who has all the equipment, software and resources required to provide the services. For example, in the case of hosting a website, all of the server equipment and software is provided by the service provider. In most cases, the people who use the service can choose what types of software and hardware they want and can access it directly from their web browser.

Cloud Computing is also known as Web 2.0, which uses a variety of technologies including HTML, CGI, JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets, JSON and XML. There are other technologies available that are similar to Web 2.0 but have not yet reached the mainstream. They include social networking, hybrid cloud computing, collaborative workspace software, content management systems and remote data transfer. Cloud Computing also has a very wide variety of service models to choose from. Many providers offer only virtual private servers (VPS) or virtual-dedicated servers (VDS) as well as managed services, hosted apps, managed servers, managed clouds, managed clouds.


Virtual Private Servers are very affordable and provide a level of flexibility that makes them popular with businesses looking to save money on virtualization. They also allow a company to host a private database on its own network rather than renting service from a third party and losing the security and convenience of a local database.


Virtual dedicated servers (VDS) are similar to VPSs but they are a combination of the private and shared qualities of VPSs. These servers are better suited for companies that are running their own dedicated servers or want the reliability of a virtual private server without the costs involved.


Cloud hosting provides a centralized location for websites to be hosted by different companies. As opposed to a Shared Hosting Service that places websites on a number of different servers, which may not have the same degree of redundancy and the ability to scale down quickly if a server goes offline. Shared Hosting services can be expensive to run and if one goes offline the others may suffer as well.

Managed clouds are a combination of shared and managed services where the hosting company has some control over the services that are offered. With this type of service, the customer is given more control over what features are available and the services they can utilize to get the most out of their system.

Managed clouds are a great way to minimize the cost of hosting and are commonly preferred by large corporations. They are often the cloud of choice when a company is on a budget and does not have the ability to dedicate resources to the operating system as a small company would. The bottom line of managed clouds is more money spent on the cloud than a company would spend on hosting its own servers.


So far this article has covered how are distributed operating systems related to cloud computing? With the advancements in technology, they will continue to change so make sure to keep up to date on what’s hot.

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