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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

Key Ingredients for a Modern Virtualization Platform
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Confront the challenges of the cloud-driven economy with this resource, in which you will discover 9 ways modern virtualization platforms rise to meet its demanding expectations. Read on to evaluate your virtualization investment with the capabilities outlined inside.
Posted: 12 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

VMware

5 Ways to Revamp VMware VSphere Backup
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about a backup platform designed to keep your data safe across all your virtual machines. Click inside to learn 5 techniques this backup program employs, including agentless backup, set-and-forget automated protection, and more..
Posted: 12 Jun 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Veritas

Get More from Hyperconvergence
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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: 24 May 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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

5 Ways to Improve Hyper-V Backup
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: 70% of enterprises that use VM-specific data protection tools want their entire global data protection consolidated into a single unified data protection platform. Hyper-V and VMware both aim to be that platform, but they need a little boost. Access this white paper to learn 5 ways that one platform is making the most of your backup platform.
Posted: 27 Apr 2017 | Published: 27 Apr 2017

Veritas

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

Combine the Best of On-premise Virtualization with Public Cloud for High Performing IT
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper highlights the benefits of implementing a hybrid on premises/public cloud infrastructure model, and outlines expert recommendations for effective deployment. Read on to prevent VM sprawl in your current infrastructure, and prepare to merge with public cloud.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

IBM

How to Get the Best from VMware Workloads with Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to extend VMware workloads from on-premises environments to the cloud with on-demand bare metal and virtual servers—security and compliance intact. Read on to transition to hybrid cloud with minimal disruption, and maintain control of your apps.
Posted: 19 Apr 2017 | Published: 19 Apr 2017

IBM

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

Top 5 Tips to Accelerate your Hyper-V infrastructure Projects
sponsored by Starwind 5nine
WHITE PAPER: Looking to complete your Hyper-V infrastructure project under budget Read this webcast transcript as two virtual server experts highlight 5 methods of accelerating your Hyper-V infrastructure projects. You'll also gain security and compliance best practices for protecting your virtual workloads.
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Published: 11 Apr 2017

Starwind 5nine

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

Geek Guide: Cloud-Scale Automation
sponsored by Puppet
WHITE PAPER: 70% of organizations have at least one application running in the cloud. Small beans in the grand scheme of things...for now. This guide goes over cloud-scale automation and what your organization needs in its strategy to make sure your cloud infrastructure can match, even exceed, the performance of your on-premises infrastructure.
Posted: 09 Mar 2017 | Published: 09 Mar 2017

Puppet

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

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

Upcoming SD-WAN Trends
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: If you're thinking about adopting a SD-WAN at your enterprise, then it's best if you have a solid grasp on the upcoming trends that will soon impact it. Learn the hottest, upcoming SD-WAN trends from David Hughes, founder and CEO of Silver Peak.
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Silver Peak

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

VMware Horizon Application and Desktop Virtualization Reimagined
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Download this solution brief to learn how VMware Horizon radically transforms traditional VDI with hybrid deployment methods, smart policies with streamlined app access, and more.
Posted: 15 Dec 2016 | Published: 15 Dec 2016

VMware

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Shrinks Complexity and Cost for VDI
sponsored by Dell EMC Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations that could gain from desktop and application virtualization have, until now, shied away from it due to the costs and complexities often associated with deployment. Download this white paper to address the challenges to be aware of, and the modern approaches that can end-users are productive.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Dell EMC Intel®

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

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
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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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