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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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2017 State of Storage in Virtualization
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: Dive into this State of Storage in Virtualization report to examine virtualization's impact on storage performance, and discover how recent storage and virt. trends track with one another. Access now to gain insight into the drivers behind hybrid flash and cloud storage adoption, how to bolster VMware VVols knowledge, and more.
Posted: 19 Jun 2017 | Published: 19 Jun 2017

Tegile

Customers Share Their Success With Red Hat Virtualization
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this short resource, learn what five Red Hat Virtualization customers had to say about their experiences with this virtualization platform.
Posted: 21 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2017

Red Hat

Aligning the Network with Digital Transformation, Cloud, and Customer Engagement
sponsored by Windstream Communications
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper examines how digital transformation and cloud computing have necessitated a significant reassessment of the WAN. . It also considers how and why SD-WAN has arisen as a technological answer to that challenge.
Posted: 13 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Windstream Communications

Deliver Better Backup and Data Availability to Combat VM Sprawl
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: In order to combat data growth and VM sprawl, you need to rethink backup. In this white paper, learn about a virtual-based backup program that can enable future-proofing with easy scalability, lower ongoing backup costs, and more.
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Published: 11 Apr 2017

Veeam Software

Performance Evaluation Criteria for Hyperconverged Infrastructure
sponsored by Nutanix
WHITE PAPER: 85% of IT pros surveyed currently use hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI) technology or plan to over the next 12 months. In this vendor-neutral Enterprise Strategy Group report, Senior Analyst Mike Leone explores why organizations are adopting HCI and gives you 3 key questions to evaluate HCI performance for yourself.
Posted: 21 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Nutanix

5 Reasons That Flash and VAS are The Keys to Enterprise Cloud
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to discover 5 reasons why incorporating VM-aware storage (VAS) into your flash system can help you maximize the benefits of both public and private cloud environments.
Posted: 15 Mar 2017 | Published: 15 Mar 2017

Tintri

Get More from Hyperconvergence
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Xeon
WHITE PAPER: How do you keep pace in today's idea-driven economy while alleviating the strain on your IT? Hyperconvergence. This white paper displays the impact an enterprise-grade VM vending machine has on midsized businesses, enabling you to quickly deploy VMs, simplify IT operations, and reduce overall costs.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

HPE and Intel® Xeon

A Day in the Life of a Remote Worker
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Today's always-connected workforce demands instant access to critical apps, desktops, and data. Download this infographic to establish a seamless virtual app experience for your most remote workers, creating a unified, collaborative environment across all platforms and device types.
Posted: 20 Dec 2016 | Published: 20 Dec 2016

Citrix

Red Hat Virtualization: VMware Migration
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover the enterprise benefits of migrating your Linux and Windows VMs to an open source virtualization platform. Discover the software flexibility of this platform and the ease with which it integrates with sundry system components.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

Red Hat

Fast-Forward Business with IT Automation
sponsored by VMware and Circle IT
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, learn how to automate your IT and application delivery process to meet the demands of the cloud.
Posted: 03 May 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

VMware and Circle IT

Fast-Forward Business with On-Demand App Deployments
sponsored by VMware and Presidio
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, learn how to automate your IT and application delivery process to meet the demands of the cloud.
Posted: 01 May 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

VMware and Presidio

VMware's Move To a Digital Workspace
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Workspace ONE, a digital workspace solution, claims it can give you access to any application from any type of device under automated and granular policy control. But is there truth to these digital promises? In this white paper, learn about VMware's own deployment of Workspace ONE and what benefits it provided them.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

VMware

Moving Forward with Network Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: If you're still unaware of how network virtualization can positively impact your networking and your business, then it's time to get informed. In this white paper, discover how five, well known organizations are already benefitting from network virtualization.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

VMware

A New Era for Data Center Networking
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Data center networking in a traditional hardware-centric environment can't keep up with the modern needs of the mobile cloud era. In this white paper, learn the 7 challenges hardware-centric networking will run into in the mobile cloud world and how software-centric networking can solve them.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

VMware

Supercharge Your Networking Career
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: IT teams that rely on hardware-centric networks are struggling to keep up with the demands of today's business users. In this infographic, learn how you can supercharge your network and your career with network virtualization.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

VMware

3 Steps To A Comprehensive View of IT Operations
sponsored by Blue Medora
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn the 3 steps to a comprehensive view of IT operations in virtualized and cloud environments. Gain the visibility into your physical and virtual infrastructure for root cause analysis, predictive analytics, and overall infrastructure management.
Posted: 19 Dec 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Blue Medora

Side-by-Side Comparison: Hardware – vs. Software-Centric Networks
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: If you still use a hardware-centric network, you know that provisioning a network into production is a time-consuming process. It doesn't have to be that way. This infographic provides a side-by-side comparison of hardware- vs. software-centric networks, so you can learn how much time and money you could be saving by virtualizing your network.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

VMware

Agility Matters: Extending the Benefits of Virtualization to the Network
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how network virtualization is able to meet today's network demands by automating traditionally manual IT processes. Learn how network virtualization can enable greater agility at your business by accessing now.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

VMware

Don't Box-In Your Career: Build Your Expertise In Network Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Making network virtualization a core competence will soon be a necessary addition to your professional skills as an enterprise network manager or architect. Access this white paper to learn how new credentials in network virtualization will make you incredibly valuable in your organization and put you ahead of your peers.
Posted: 31 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VMware

Encourage Business Users To Have Even Higher Expectations For Network Velocity And Agility
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Physical networks are certainly more powerful and intelligent than they were in the past, but they still lack agility, security, and flexibility. You can't afford to be constrained by those limits. This white paper explains how you can meet demands and even anticipate them with the speed of change that network virtualization provides.
Posted: 31 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VMware

How Companies Are Putting IT Automation to Work
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper includes 3 case studies that reflects how each company was able to remedy their data center challenges by way of IT automation with network virtualization. Learn how IT automation can enable greater agility and consistency without breaking the bank.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

VMware

How IT Automation with Network Virtualization Works
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how network automation can help you break free from the constraints of your physical network. Learn how a network virtualization platform brings the operational model of a virtual machine to the data center network, transforming the economics and agility of network and security operations.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

VMware

Keeping Pace with the Evolution of Networking
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise data centers have long been caught in a virtualization gap. Access this white paper to uncover why the time for network virtualization is now and the top three benefits made possible with this new approach.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

VMware

Simple, Successful: Why More Organizations Are Adopting Network Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why top organizations are adopting network virtualization. Learn how network virtualization solves the big networking issues of today with little effort at astounding speeds and frees up time and resources to get strategic projects moving faster by accessing now.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 03 Mar 2016

VMware

SDN and NFV in the WAN
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: SDN and NFV are two of the key components of the overall movement towards software defined IT. This white paper provides survey results from IT professionals on their company's interest in SDN and a deeper dive into how SDN can help them respond to a wide range of opportunities and challenges.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

MASERGY
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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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