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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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The Road to a Secure, Compliant Cloud
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: In the spirit of business innovation, virtualized cloud enables business decision-makers increased agility in terms of available resources for their workloads and data. Access this white paper to learn about the use cases enabled by a virtualized cloud infrastructure, what benefits you can expect to realize, and more.
Posted: 11 Sep 2017 | Published: 29 Dec 2016

Intel

Optimizing Virtualized Server Infrastructure with High-performance Flash
sponsored by Dell EMC
WHITE PAPER: Download this resource to effectively handle the proliferation of server virtualization with an all-flash architecture that efficiently tackles the IO demands of virtual data centers, boosts infrastructure agility with support for broad virtualization APIs, and more.
Posted: 30 Aug 2017 | Published: 30 Aug 2017

Dell EMC

Challenges to Data Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: As we move forward, what challenges await you in the post-virtualization data center? Is real-time data efficiency possible? Where does hyperconverged infrastructure fit into the picture? Access this white paper for the answers to these questions and take a glimpse at the next era of data centers.
Posted: 28 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtualization Platform Supports Both Traditional and Next-generation Apps
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Dive into this resource to support both traditional and next-generation apps via a robust, virtual infrastructure. Read on to universally support 3D graphics, desktop virtualization, big data, machine learning, in-memory, and cloud-native deployments, as well as traditional apps, regardless of where you run them.
Posted: 07 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

VMware, Inc.

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Shrinks Complexity and Cost for VDI
sponsored by VMware
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

VMware

5 Ways to Cut Spending on Oracle Databases
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: This guide covers five cost-saving initiatives for Oracle products. Learn all of these initiatives and you can save up to 30% on your Oracle database licensing costs.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Snow Software

Leveraging Modern Storage to Improve Availability
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the challenges of meeting the availability, recoverability and performance requirements of highly virtualized environments. In addition, learn a new innovative approach that can dramatically improve backup and recovery times while maintaining virtual machine performance.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Veeam Software

Unlock the Full Performance of Your Servers with Parallel I/O Software
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about parallel I/O – a dynamic solution that harnesses available cores allowing execution of multiple threads of I/O simultaneously. Read on to learn how it works, why it matters and its best uses.
Posted: 04 Aug 2016 | Published: 04 Aug 2016

DataCore Software Corporation

Trends in Server Virtualization
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: While virtualization has its benefits such as reduced capital expenditure and operating expenses, it has downsides including server sprawl and risk of single point failure. So is virtualization really worth the fuss? Access this white paper to learn about more benefits and downsides of virtualization and recent advances made to solve these issues.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016

arcserve

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

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

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

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

Deriving Increased Business Value from Backup and Deduplication
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the design and implementation of one backup and deduplication technology that increases storage efficiency and enhances data management. Access now to uncover general best practices, deduplication use case recommendations, and more.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Veritas

Streaming Cloud Deployments
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing has evolved into a mandatory strategy for an agile, mobile and global business. Is there a way for organizations to seamlessly migrate workloads and create VMs in the cloud? Access this white paper to learn about a cloud network program that enables rapid, cost effective delivery of hybrid cloud services.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 19 Aug 2016

VMware
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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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