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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 One-Stop Shop for All Your Virtualization Needs
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, learn about a one-stop shop that can help overcome virtually all of your virtualization needs easily and effectively. Access now and learn how to begin reaping the full value from your virtualization strategies once again.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

VMware, Inc.

Dell XC Web-Scale Converged Appliance for Citrix® XenDesktop®
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document addresses the architecture design, configuration, and implementation considerations for the key components required to deliver non-persistent FlexCast virtual desktops via Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp on Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 2012 R2 or VMware vSphere 5.5.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc.

5 reasons your storage snapshots aren't working
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover five reasons why your storage snapshots aren't working and learn how you can overcome each of these issues with a backup tool.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Commvault

Prepare for the jump to cloud
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Access this buyer's checklist to explore what key features to look for in a virtual server protection tool and learn how to find a tool that can protect your valuable corporate data, regardless of the infrastructure it resides in.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Commvault

Three Reasons You Need VMware Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses three reasons why a virtual SAN is probably the optimal choice for your business.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

VMware

Virtualization Designed with the SMB in Mind
sponsored by StarWind Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a virtualization platform designed with the specific needs of SMBs in mind.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

StarWind Software Inc.

Migrations to Amazon Web Services
sponsored by Zerto
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores how to make migrating to Amazon Web Services as easy, cost-effective, and as painless as possible. Access now and learn how to migrate your virtual environments to the cloud with ease and without the worry of extensive downtime or excess capital spent.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 17 Aug 2015

Zerto

Deliver Brilliant CAD Performance
sponsored by NVIDIA
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about GPU virtualization technology that delivers scalable hardware based graphics performance for virtualized desktops and CAD apps. Discover how this allows dispersed project teams to work together.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 17 Aug 2015

NVIDIA

Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Optimized Power, Cooling, and Management Maximizes Benefits
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn four effects of IT virtualization on the data center physical infrastructure and discover successful strategies for dealing with them.
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 | Published: 11 Aug 2015

Schneider Electric

Virtual Server Protection: A Buyer's Checklist
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: In this detailed checklist, explore the basic and advanced features you'll need in a virtual server protection solution to safeguard your corporate data.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Commvault

Maximize your Remote Desktop Services
sponsored by Parallels, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about remote desktop services (RDS) and how it differs from virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) when delivering virtual desktops to end-users.
Posted: 20 Jul 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

Parallels, Inc.

The New Virtualization Management: Five Best Practices
sponsored by StrataCloud
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the top five best practices for managing virtual infrastructures.
Posted: 09 Jul 2015 | Published: 09 Jul 2015

StrataCloud

Mansfield District Council improves IT systems with VDI
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This case study outlines how one city council organization was able to easily move from Windows XP to Windows 7 with a virtual desktop infrastructure. Read on to learn how pairing VMware with your virtual desktop infrastructure allows you to simplify migration while cutting costs and increasing employee efficiency.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

VMware

Four Practical Steps for Right-Sizing Your VMware Virtual Infrastructure
sponsored by StrataCloud
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines best practices for resource allocation, monitoring, reclamation and lifecycle management. Access now and learn how to right-size your virtualization environment to maximize hardware efficiency and performance.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

StrataCloud

Top 5 Reasons to Deploy Desktops as a Service
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers the top five reasons to deploy virtual desktop infrastructure using a Desktop as a Service model.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VMware

VDI storage platform meets performance demands of thousands of VMs
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a storage system that provides a simple to manage, cost-effective VDI storage platform that meets the performance demands of thousands of VMs. Inside you'll explore the reference architecture for this platform and see how it performed.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Tintri

VDI with Tintri in the Words of Our Customers
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to discover why organizations have chosen Tintri storage systems to support their virtualized environments. Learn about their experience with Tintri and how it's benefitting their VDI deployments.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Tintri

Expand Your Horizon with Hosted Applications
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how to host applications effectively on VMware virtual desktops. Read on to answer your most important questions regarding implementation.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2015

VMware

Upgrade to Hyper-Fast Performance with a Four-Socket Dell™ Poweredge™ Fx2 Solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how you can upgrade to hyper-fast performance with a four-socket Dell™ Poweredge™ FX2 solution.
Posted: 30 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Dell, Inc.

Test Results: Database Server Efficiency
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Principle Technologies lab recently tested a database server that claims to provide high efficiency and ROI. This white paper contains the test results.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 29 Jun 2015

Dell, Inc.

Managing Hyper-V with PowerShell for the GUI-Bound Administrator
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: We'll explore the usage of Hyper-V specific cmdlets with the intent of ultimately being able to include multiple cmdlets in a "script" to allow for pushing one button and accomplishing the combined actions of many multiple mouse clicks in the GUI.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 05 Jun 2015

Global Knowledge

Australian University Improves I.T. Self-Service with Red Hat
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In order to improve the student experience at the University of Technology in Sydney, increase the ability of IT users to self-provision VMs, and reduce the IT burden, it deployed a Platform-as-a-Service offering. Read this white paper to learn about the offering.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

Red Hat

Accelerating VMware’s Virtual SAN With Micron SSDs
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the latest solution approved by VMware for VSAN deployments.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

Micron Technology

Active Directory Backup and Recovery with Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the main components needed for successful recovery. Read on to find out what you should consider when backing up AD, recovery of a full virtual machine, and more.
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2015

Veeam Software

Virtual Machine Aware, Hybrid Flash, VDI Storage
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the application-aware architecture that provides a simple to manage, cost-effective VDI storage platform that meets the performance demands of hundreds of VMs. Read now and start providing predictable VDI performance sans complexity, for a consistent end-user experience.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

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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