Almost all of the advanced readers are well aware of Virtualization by now. Even if have not a big depth how Virtualization works, most users know about Virtual Private Server, Cloud Computing etc. terminologies. Fabric Computing is a bit less known.
Fabric Computing can be thought as a forerunner of Cloud Computing which is based on Virtualization Technology.
So, just like I have wrote in my previous article, Cloud Computing is a product of a technology, Fabric Computing is also a product of the same technology – Virtualization.
Virtualization and Fabric Computing – Technology and business
Fabric computing is being present from the early 90’s, unlike Virtualization, which is much older.
Virtualization is Technology and Fabric, cloud etc are Business oriented facets. That is why, the companies are now very serious about Cloud Computing and Fabric.
I am not insisting that Fabric Computing or Cloud Computing has nothing to offer but, the craze with Cloud Computing is probably a bit exaggerated.
How this Fabric Computing works
Fabric Computing is based on Virtualization, the main concept is the same – running several computers within a network to power up the whole system.
There has been various Claims and Anti-Claims on who is the proprietary holder of Fabric Computing, who ever it is, the basic point I want to point as a summary –
- Virtualization is the Technology playing behind
- Fabric Computing offers to power up the whole system, just like Cloud Computing does too, through interconnected servers
- Each servers are called as nodes
To summarize our article on Virtualization and Fabric Computing
It is important to understand, Virtualization is the mother technology of these user centric systems. Unfortunately, there is a big lack of good customer-owner level persons who are well conversed with Virtualization. The bigger companies still fails to provide sufficiently knowledgeable person on virtualization to communicate with the end user of a VPS.
This article on Virtualization and Fabric Computing is written by Prof. Mahendra Lal Chaturbedi. You might be interested to read his another article on how these Cloud Computing, Distributed Computing and Grid Computing are interrelated and based on Virtualization Technology.