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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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Workload Rightsizing
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores an operations management solution that can identify over/under-sized workloads and take capacity, system constraints, service level priorities and real-time performance characteristics into account while rightsizing workloads.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 15 Aug 2013

VMTurbo

What converged infrastructure solution is best for your business?
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In deploying converged infrastructure solutions, it is important to choose architectures that support open standards and heterogeneous environments.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Top 10 considerations for getting started with virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn the top 10 things you should consider when planning a virtualisation strategy and deployment. Read on to learn how you can leverage a virtual environment management tool to facilitate your virtual deployment, migration, and meet operational and business objectives.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VMware

Scale Data Protection With Your Virtual Environment
sponsored by HP Autonomy
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how new applications are emerging to provide greater flexibility, data protection for virtual and physical machines within one interface, and more.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

HP Autonomy

Storage Configuration Guide: Choosing the Right Architecture for the Application and Environment
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes the crucial features of designing a storage system to meet modern demands. Read on to get a better grasp on application and environment requirements so that your storage solution runs efficiently.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

Imation Corp.

DCIG 2014-15 Virtual Server Backup Buyer’s Guide
sponsored by Unitrends
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth buyer's guide to discover everything you need to know regarding virtual server backup software. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Unitrends

Tech Tips: Backup and Recovery for Your IT Environment
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives tips on how organizations can ensure that they have a proper backup and recovery solution in place for their virtual machines. vSphere Data Protection Advanced extends the capabilities of vSphere Data Protection for larger environments and delivers reliable and efficient backup and recovery.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2014

VMware

The Incremental Advantage: Migrate VMs and Apps to Hybrid Cloud in 5 Steps
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn how you can migrate your virtual environment and legacy applications over to a hybrid cloud environment in five easy steps, greatly reducing your time commitment and the risk involved in migrating your traditional apps to private cloud.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 05 Aug 2014

Rackspace

IDG Solution Brief;  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: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Red Hat

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: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Red Hat

British Airways Uses Virtualization for Scalable IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that British Airways, a global airline and market leader in the travel industry, has deployed Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on its infrastructure. Through this Red Hat technology, British Airways is benefiting from a highly available and scalable IT architecture.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

Red Hat

A Tale of Two Workloads
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource to learn about one possible solution that you can leverage with existing VMware vSphere to build a hybrid cloud infrastructure for your organization. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Rackspace

The Cost Advantages of NetApp FlexPod Datacenter with VMware
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This paper focuses on the NetApp FlexPod Datacenter offering. It compares NetApp's capabilities to both VCE and EMC at a high level as well as demonstrating value via the Total Cost of Acquisition (TCA) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analyses.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

NetApp

Snapshots Without Penalty - How Maxta Beats VSAN Snapshots
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the challenges of effectively leveraging snapshots in an increasingly virtual environment. It also highlights a potential solution to this issue that delivers a VM-level snapshot capable of delivering highly optimized metadata snapshots and clones on a per-VM basis.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

Maxta

Maxta Storage Platform - Enterprise Storage Re-defined
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how organizations can handle the challenges of data storage for virtual data centers by leveraging a ground breaking, highly resilient, distributed Software-Defined VM Storage Platform that enables organizations to fully realize the vision of the virtual data center.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Maxta

VDI and Session Based Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by NComputing
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth resource to learn why IT departments are turning to desktop virtualization in order to reduce the cost and resources required to manage employees’ desktops and laptops. Also learn about an alternative architecture method for desktop virtualization. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NComputing

How to Handle Business Data Protection Needs in a Physical or Virtual Environment
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: This white paper dives into the details about virtualization and unveils some hidden complexities when it comes to backup and recovery requirements.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

arcserve

Part 1: Brian Madden Discusses What NVIDIA Virtualized Gaming Means for your Desktop Presentation Transcript
sponsored by NVIDIA
WHITE PAPER: In this Citrix Synergy 2014 presentation, Brian Madden talks to Nvidia about the relationship between video gaming and virtual delivery of enterprise desktops as they explain how they are completely revolutionizing the virtual desktop user experience.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 May 2014

NVIDIA

ESG Study - Predictably Deploy Alternative Desktop Delivery with HP and Citrix
sponsored by Citrix and HP
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn about an architecture strategy that can help you consolidate your hardware without sacrificing performance in your virtual desktop environment.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 28 May 2014

Citrix and HP

How you can leverage desktop virtualisation to meet end-user demands
sponsored by Citrix and HP
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn how HP and Citrix have teamed up to leverage their experience to help streamline IT operational costs, improve manageability, of the end-user computing environment, and centralize data.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Citrix and HP

Modern Virtualized Workload Face Off: UNIX versus x86
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the effectiveness of IBM Power 730, with IBM PowerVM and AIX, in contrast to comparable x86-based systems when it comes to transactions per second and other performance metrics.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

IBM

VMware Horizon 6 Overview
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to discover a new VMware platform that can help you better manage your virtual machines and applications both within the datacenter and the cloud. Read on now to learn more about this new platform and the advanced features and tools it brings to the table.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Global Knowledge

VMware Brings New Features and Enhancements to vSphere 5.5 Platform
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Explore this technical whitepaper to learn about what's new in VMware vSphere 5.5 Platform.
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell and VMware

Flash in the SAN – Panacea or Placebo?
sponsored by PernixData
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of deploying flash storage in the SAN. These benefits include lower storage costs, improved scalability and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

PernixData

Vblock Systems: Enhanced Operational Agility and Scalability for Oracle E-Business Suite
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: Turn to this comprehensive report to discover a converged infrastructure technology that can help you realize the benefits of virtualization for Oracle applications and systems.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

VCE
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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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