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DEFINITION: A virtual machine (VM) is an environment, usually a program or operating system, which does not physically exist but is created within another environment. In this context, a VM is called a "guest" while the environment it runs within is called a "host." Virtual machines are often created to execute an instruction set different than that of the host environment. One host environment  … 
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Case Study: Streamlined Virtual Environment Backup System
sponsored by CommVault
WHITE PAPER: Between tape and disk backups, different products for data backups, virtual machines, and disaster recovery, restoring data may be a challenge. How can you seamlessly backup all of your data? Access this white paper to learn how a law firm that solved its diverse backup issues using one program.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 18 Feb 2015

CommVault

A Roadmap to Simple VMware Backup
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper that walks you through an affordable and easy way to backup VMs. Read on to learn about the features of this program, how they work, and their importance.
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 | Published: 12 Feb 2015

Veeam Software

5 Reasons VMware vSphere 6.0 is a Game Changer
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on the five main improvements that are the biggest "game changers" for VMware vSphere 6.0.
Posted: 09 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Global Knowledge

HP Server Management for Dummies
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive asset, learn how a life cycle approach and an automated maintenance platform simplify server management. These two solutions aid in identifying essential administrative tasks over the life of a server. Read on to learn how these tools reduce downtime and lower server ownership costs.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

A Closer Look at Data Center Storage Systems
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: Inside this white paper, explore a wide array of data center storage solutions to help you select one that works best for your organization.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

The Future of Convergence Is Here
sponsored by Arrow
WHITE PAPER: As data requirements continue to grow rapidly, IT departments are plagued with a series of challenges. This white paper outlines how to overcome these issues by using converged infrastructure.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Arrow

Protecting your Data in a Next Generation Virtual and Physical Environment
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Many companies are making the move to virtual storage – yet just as many still have some sort of physical storage. This white paper details the challenges small to medium (SMB) businesses with hybrid IT environments face.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Jan 2015

Acronis

HP Server Management for Dummies
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive asset, learn how a life cycle approach and an automated maintenance platform simplify server management. These two solutions aid in identifying essential administrative tasks over the life of a server. Read on to learn how these tools reduce downtime and lower server ownership costs.
Posted: 08 Jan 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Delivering on the Promise of Virtualization: Cisco Unified Computing System
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about a unified computing platform that provides you wtih a unified management point. Read on to learn how you can eliminate complexities in your data center while enjoying all of the benefits server virtualization has to offer
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Mar 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Mobilizing Window Apps
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a way to deliver Windows-based applications to remote users while properly optimizing them for different types of endpoints. Find out how you can take advantage of this strategy by examining a detailed architecture.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Citrix

Guide: VMware virtual SAN deployment best practices
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide that provides information to assist in the deployment of VMware virtual SAN, and get recommendations on supported configurations, best practices, and additional resources.
Posted: 27 Dec 2014 | Published: 27 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

Consolidate Six Outdated Servers with One Dell Poweredge R730XD Server
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource to learn how you can replace six servers with just one and cut response time by up to 75%. Read on to examine the performance analysis to discover how these servers may be right for your organization.
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

HP ServeIT for Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about package offerings from HP that can advance your company's virtualization journey. Quickly and affordably scale your operations by reducing complexity to focus more on your business goals. Discover how HP servers are right for your organization's virtualization needs.
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Dell's PowerEdge Server Portfolio: The New Innovative Architecture
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn about a server solution that introduces new levels of automation and embedded intelligence to enable faster delivery and storage solutions. Read on to discover how you can free your IT admins from time consuming maintenance tasks and not have to worry if your servers can handle increasing workloads.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

P420m PCIe SSD Boot Storm Testing in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details an experiment that tested an SSD's performance in virtualized enviroments.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

Micron Technology

Virtual Machine Migration Methods in vSphere
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why migrations are useful, the methods that vSphere makes available for you to manually move a virtual machine (VM), and how vSphere can automate the process for you in various scenarios.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

Global Knowledge

IaaS Wars. What it means for Technology Vendors?
sponsored by Vembu Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how the demand for IaaS has affected technology vendors.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Vembu Technologies

How to Unlock the Power of Flash with VNX
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to examine the evolution of storage controllers, from HDD controllers to hybrid array controllers that optimize flash media and multi-core CPUs.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

EMC

HP ServeIT for Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about package offerings from HP that can advance your company's virtualization journey. Quickly and affordably scale your operations by reducing complexity to focus more on your business goals. Discover how HP servers are right for your organization's virtualization needs.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 29 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Update Your Windows: HP Technology Services for Microsoft Windows 2003 End of Support (EOS) and Microsoft Migrations
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper to learn why choosing a partner with vast expertise like HP enables you to start planning, analyzing, and transitioning to Windows Server 2012 without hitting bumps along the road. Start your migration away from Windows Server 2003 now before it's too late and learn how choosing HP helps your business grow.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 23 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Rackspace Managed Virtualization
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to discover how you can lift and shift the day to day tasks from your on-premise data center to a hosting provider. Progress your organization on the virtualization path by offloading the dirty work to free your staff to innovate.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 03 Nov 2014

Rackspace

A simple, scalable and efficient approach to backup and recovery
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are storing more data than ever before and keeping it longer. Deploying a backup tool for each problem you face will leave your organization with higher costs and less storage space. To meet the demands of data growth head on, implement a backup and recovery solution that is simple, scalable and efficient.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

IBM

Dedicated VMware® vCenter Server™
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn about a virtualized server hosting service that provides your data center manager with complete control and around the clock support through API-compatible tools. Download and read on to learn more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2014

Rackspace

Accelerate Graphics in Virtual Environments
sponsored by Dell
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the top challenges associated with demanding graphics software and explains why virtualized graphics may be the answer organizations need when it comes to overcoming these challenges.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Dell

Five Ways Network Virtualization Will Revolutionize IT
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will revolutionize IT and change the way you think about network connectivity, and perhaps even application development.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge
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VIRTUAL MACHINE DEFINITION (continued): …  can often run multiple VMs at once. Because VMs are separated from the physical resources they use, the host environment is often able to dynamically assign those resources among them.The phrase "virtual machine" is commonly used to describe Sun Microsystems' Java runtime environment, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), in which Java-specific commands are interpreted. The JVM is a virtual machine in that it executes code compiled specifically for it – known as bytecode – and abstracts use of resources for this bytecode. The Java programming language does not rely on platform-specific … 
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