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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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VMware vCloud Suite on IBM System X6 Reference Architecture
sponsored by VMware and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This document describes the reference architecture for deployment of the VMware vCloud Enterprise Suite on IBM System X6 hardware. It also provides the planning, design considerations, and best practices for implementing VMware vCloud Enterprise Suite on IBM products.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

VMware and IBM

IBM Active Cloud Engine - Effective Data-caching Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This technical paper introduces IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage and IBM Storwize 7000 Unified systems Active Cloud feature, and outlines the best practices for caching the golden images and sharing home directories across multi-site extended global data centers.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Deciphering the Different Forms of Data Deduplication
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines a handful of forms of data deduplication, from inline to chunk-based,  and focuses on the certain technology embedded in Windows Server 2012 R2, plus the benefits it can bring to your environment.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Veeam Software

5 Steps for Improving Virtual Backup & Data Recovery in Large Enterprises
sponsored by PHD Virtual
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores both the benefits that virtualization brings to the backup and recovery space as well as the benefits, advantages and features that backup and recovery can bring to a large virtual environment.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

PHD Virtual

Losing My Religion: Virtualization Backup Dogma, Faith, and Fact
sponsored by Unitrends
WHITE PAPER: This technology brief cuts through the self-serving and competing claims and examines each of the arguments in favor and against the various techniques used for virtual data protection
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Unitrends

Advanced Virtual and Cloud Management for VMware Environments and Beyond
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers a virtual and cloud management solution that can fix common pain points and prepare you for your future needs.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

Red Hat

Where to Go Once Your Servers Are Virtualized
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper breaks down four options you can implement after you have fully virtualized your data center.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

VMWare Configuration Guide
sponsored by Nvidia
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains the various types of virtual machine graphics acceleration available and explains how to implement, troubleshoot, and realize the full benefits of each technology.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

Nvidia

Hyper-V Backup and Storage Best Practices
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Check out this highly informative white paper to uncover a complete list of Hyper-V backup best practices – so you can rest easy knowing your virtual infrastructure is safe.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Veeam Software

Dell vWorkspace Datasheet
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This case study talks about how one organization was able to implement cost-effective desktop virtualization that enables mobility and BYOD with access to applications from anywhere on any device.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

Virtualization Efficiency Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features 5 assessment points to make to help you make more informed decisions about your virtual infrastructure, and remediate any weak areas to achieve maximum efficiency.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

IBM

Enterprise Data Backup - The Power of Recovery
sponsored by Rand Secure Data
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the role of recovery in data backup and security, and introduces a backup tool that delivers the key capabilities you need.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

Rand Secure Data

Dell Active Fabric Manager 1.5 Features
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this resourceful white paper to find out how Dell's management solution can help you automate the design and deployment of fabric for the next gen data center.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Dell, Inc.

Real-time visibility into your virtual data center
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses a real-time modeling system for virtualized IT environments that provides an operational view of IT services and the servers, hypervisors, VMs, middleware, databases, applications, and network links that enable them to work.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Virtualization Management in HP Server Automation 10.0
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Explore this game-changing white paper to discover how HP's latest server automation software is changing the face of virtualized environments.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Backup Best Practices and Solution Selection Criteria
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This E-Guide higlights the trend of virtual machine deployment and focuses on the ways in which VM backup purchases can go wrong. It also offers ways to avoid those pitfalls.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

Dell Software

Expert Guide to VM Backup
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This E-Guide describes the challenges of virtual server backups and some of the solutions to those challenges.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 21 Feb 2014

Dell Software

Unified Storage Comparison Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This useful comparative guide will help you understand the current entry-level enterprise unified storage landscape. Read on to compare the benefits of different offerings, and find a solution that meets your current and future storage requirements.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

HP OneView – A Fresh Approach to Infrastructure Management
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at this exclusive resource to find out how HP's new approach to infrastructure management can help you save time and money when confronting data center challenges.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

HP and Intel

Find the Best Virtual Backup Software for Your Virtualized Environment
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive resource to find research that will help you understand what's new in the virtual backup market, evaluate potential vendors and products and determine which products are best for your business environment.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

Case Study: The Impact of Server Virtualization on Hosting.com
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: This quick, 2-page case study explores how one company successfully deployed a backup solution to deal with the impact of server virtualization. Read on to learn how you too can non-disruptively protect your emerging virtual environment and keep up with the growth.
Posted: 28 Jan 2014 | Published: 28 Jan 2014

Idera

Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V®
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to find out the ins and outs of Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V, and how it will provide top-notch protection for your Hyper-V environment.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Acronis

What's New in VMware vSphere 5.1?
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource examines the new features in vSphere 5.1 that can help your organization to expand its virtual environment and reach optimal levels of efficiency and productivity.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Dell and VMware

VMware View Business Process Desktop with EMC Avamar Deduplication Backup Software and System
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative resource to find out the key features of a deduplication backup solution built for virtual environments.
Posted: 12 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

EMC & Arrow

F5 Networks Removes VM Storage Bottlenecks and Reduces Waste with Tintri Vmstore
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This concise white paper dives deep into a case study that answers your need for a VM storage solution that provides the performance you need with a small footprint.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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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