The Benefits of Cloud Computing and Virtualization [Infographic]

Changes in IT strategy offer cost savings and price variabilization.

Is cloud computing better than virtualization? Well, the answer depends on an organization's needs. Each method offers different benefits to its users. For instance, cloud computing is great if your agency is looking for mobility, scalability and the opportunity to cut IT costs in the short run. Meanwhile, virtualization is good for disaster recovery and backup plans, and it potentially offers governments more flexibility.

While these two strategies can complement each other, cloud computing and virtualization do have one thing in common: variabilization. According to Wipro Technologies, variabilization is the transformation of fixed costs into variable costs, often through the use of cloud computing and virtualization. By aligning costs with demand and providing flexible IT architecture, governments achieve variabilization and endpoint ROI. In other words, it's good news for your budget and for your IT team. 

In this infographic by Wipro Technologies, you learn the differences and similarities between cloud computing and virtualization and how they contribute to variabilization. It’s not that one is better than the other; what matters is the value each can bring to your organization.

Which method is best for your agency?

Variabilization of Information Technology

This infographic orginally appeared on

Oct 15 2012