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Need an opinion:  Why is VMWare included in cloud categories

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I am asking an opinion(s).

I used VMWare before it was used in clouds.  It was more of an extension of Enterprise systems to enlarge its capacity.

I noticed that within Expert Exchange, the Cloud category includes Virtualization, VMWare and Hyper-V. (but none on Dockerization)

It would appear that virtualization is more of an enabling technology for the cloud, as opposed to a cloud offering itself.

Am I correct, incorrect ?

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Technically, Hyper-V and VMware provide the hypervisor layer on the hardware servicing workloads to the business or tenants.

According to the big companies "Cloud" is defined to include a broad stroke of products that enable workload scaling, reporting, automation, and self-service abilities.

So, when someone comes along and says they have a "Cloud" service, say hosted desktops in a data centre via RDSH, but do not have all of the bits in place they are technically _not_ a Cloud vendor. For instance, Microsoft pushes hard on their Cloud definition that incorporates Windows Server, Hyper-V, System Center, and now Windows Azure Pack.

However, to the local yokel such us me, anything that ain't here in my business and is located out there somewhere on the Internet is pretty much "Cloud". ;)
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