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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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Tape and Cloud Strategies for VM Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This resource goes over different tape and cloud strategies for VM backups.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

Veeam Software

Virtual Backup Strategies: Using Storage Snapshots for Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative white paper to find out how storage snapshots can be used as backups for virtual environments, and how it compares to one vendor's disk-to-disk backup solution.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Jan 2014

Veeam Software

Confidently Virtualize Business-critical Applications in Microsoft Hyper-V with Symantec ApplicationHA
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise applications running in Windows virtual environments require no less resilience than those running in VMware environments. Symantec extended its application monitoring and failover solution Symantec ApplicationHA to offer customers peace of mind to confidently run their business-critical applications in Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Symantec Corporation

A Strategic Guide to Data Center Transformation for Performance and Agility
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to get a guide to improving the performance and agility of your data center despite the disruptive forces of virtualization. You'll learn how you can enable seamless, real-time adjustment of monitoring and security best practices in a transformed agile, virtual data center environment.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Gigamon

Visibility into the Cloud and Virtualized Data Center
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how Gigamon Visibility Fabric architecture can enable organizations to overcome concerns about performance and security as they look to adopt virtualization and Cloud solutions, and take advantage of the tremendous value propositions they both offer.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Gigamon

Network Monitoring for Virtual Server Environments
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn to learn about a virtual fabric node that expands pervasive visibility for monitoring, analysis, and security tools into the virtual environment and private cloud. Read on to learn how this solution allows you to, gain visibility into VM traffic, delegate change control without risking availability, and more.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Gigamon

Understanding the relationship between SDN and NFV
sponsored by Wind River Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This expert e-guide highlights the relationship between SDN and NFV and how the simplify network service provisioning.  Aditionally, learn what we need from NFV orchestration.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Wind River Systems, Inc.

High Performance Open Standard Virtualization
sponsored by Wind River Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes hardware and software ingredients addressing network equipment platform needs for NFV and SDN, plus their benefits in the cloud. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Wind River Systems, Inc.

SDN: Do Believe the Hype
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper examines SDN and virtualization and helps you discover why you should stop being skeptical and believe the hype. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Brocade

Three Easy Steps to Get Started With Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn about a solution that integrates with your onsite vSphere environment, enabling you to use the tools you're already comfortable with to deliver instant access to your cloud resources. It's time to learn how you can procure your virtual private cloud in three easy steps.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

VMware

Partly Cloudy with a chance to fill up disk space
sponsored by CloudPhysics
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to find out about a cloud storage analytics solution that can help your organization be more efficient, effective, and proactive in storage capacity management.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

CloudPhysics

The VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: SDN and virtualization have led the way to increase business automation and productivity, as well as being able to cut costs.  However, networks are stuck in the past.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

VMware, Inc.

IDC Whitepaper: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Explore this whitepaper to discover how one hypervisor platform can provide your enterprise immediate business benefit and ROI. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Red Hat

Intigua Powers UP qa Environment on Kaminario K2 v5
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: To enure that the software was able to scale to meet the needs of even the most demanding customer, the group tests against thousands of running virtual machines (VMs). Intigua needed storage that could maintain a consistently high level of performance even under loads with rapidly varying random blends of I/O.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Kaminario

Performance Testing of VMware View VDI on Kaminario K2 All-Flash Storage Array
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: This technical report covers detailed performance and efficiency tests for an array of VMware virtual desktops that quantify their ability to support a range of critical VDI workloads.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Kaminario

CIOs Revealed What They Want from their Private Cloud Strategy. Learn how Red Hat is Meeting their Needs
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This executive brief provides results of a CIO Magazine Quick Pulse poll sponsored by Red Hat which highlights the industry move to private cloud technology and hybrid cloud environments through dual-source virtualization wherein companies value security, performance and support in a quest to build the new IT paradigm.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Red Hat

Fixed-Price Cisco Unified Computing Services
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can deliver the foundation for a broad spectrum of virtualization initiatives that can consolidate resources and automate data center processes.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

CISCO & INTEL®

Do you Know Where your VM Bullies Are?
sponsored by CloudPhysics
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive infographic explores how there can be performance degradation and datastore contention even with low resource utilization.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

CloudPhysics

XtremIO Powers VMworld 2013
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn why VMware chose to leverage 4 EMX XtremIO All-Flash Arrays. You'll also learn how this approach ensured that they had the capabilities and availability necessary to keep up with VMware's annual Hands on Labs environment which is an extremely demanding environment.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

EMC Corporation

Drag-and-Drop, Anywhere-to-Anywhere Virtual Machine Migration
sponsored by Cloudtools
WHITE PAPER: This concise whitepaper explores a tool that will allow you to drag-and-drop any virtual workload from one platform to another across, public, private, and hybrid clouds.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

Cloudtools

Citrix XenDesktop v.7.1 Machine Creation Services (MCS) Deep Dive
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the benefits and capabilities of Citrix Machine Creation Services (MCS) in Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 deployed on Tintri VM-aware storage.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Tintri

XenDesktop and Tintri Vmstore
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: The architectural flexibility of XenDesktop adapts to environments of virtually any size and with a wide range of client devices and desktop management capabilities.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Tintri

Tintri Infrastructure Insight
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses the challenges IT faces in pinpointing performance issues and how Tintri VMstore and Tintri Global Center deliver deep insight in to utilization and performance helping IT detect trends and enhance troubleshooting.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 12 Sep 2014

Tintri

Best Practices: Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Veeam Backup and Replication solution is designed for virtual machine DR. Tintri VMstores are designed from the ground-up for virtualization. These two solutions complement each other in terms of protecting a virtual data center.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

Tintri

VM Data Protection Locally and Remotely
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Tintri VMstores with CommVault Simpana software solution is a strong combination for providing data protection of virtual machines locally and remotely. CommVault Simpana deduplication solution is very efficient and only stores unique changed block for backups. Tintri VMstores are designed, from the ground up, for hosting virtual machines.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

Tintri
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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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