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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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Data Protection for EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the data protection considerations that enterprises currently face and introduces EMC's innovative data protection technologies for VSPEX Proven Infrastructures.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 27 Nov 2013

EMC & Arrow

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 for caching the golden images and sharing home directories across multi-site extended global data centers.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

HP ServeIT for Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about package offerings from HP that can advance your company's virtualization journey. Quickly and affordably scale your operations by reducing complexity to focus more on your business goals. Discover how HP servers are right for your organization's virtualization needs.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 29 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Update Your Windows: HP Technology Services for Microsoft Windows 2003 End of Support (EOS) and Microsoft Migrations
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper to learn why choosing a partner with vast expertise like HP enables you to start planning, analyzing, and transitioning to Windows Server 2012 without hitting bumps along the road. Start your migration away from Windows Server 2003 now before it's too late and learn how choosing HP helps your business grow.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 23 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

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: 17 Nov 2014 | Published: 17 Nov 2014

Rackspace

Rackspace Managed Virtualization
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to discover how you can lift and shift the day to day tasks from your on-premise data center to a hosting provider. Progress your organization on the virtualization path by offloading the dirty work to free your staff to innovate.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 03 Nov 2014

Rackspace

A simple, scalable and efficient approach to backup and recovery
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are storing more data than ever before and keeping it longer. Deploying a backup tool for each problem you face will leave your organization with higher costs and less storage space. To meet the demands of data growth head on, implement a backup and recovery solution that is simple, scalable and efficient.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

IBM

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: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Rackspace

Dedicated VMware® vCenter Server™
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn about a virtualized server hosting service that provides your data center manager with complete control and around the clock support through API-compatible tools. Download and read on to learn more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2014

Rackspace

5 Steps for Migrating Your Legacy Apps to the Cloud
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource and learn how to migrate your legacy applications to the public cloud in just 5 easy steps.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 May 2014

Rackspace

Guide: VMware Virtual SAN Deployment Best Practices
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide that provides information to assist in the deployment of VMware virtual SAN, and get recommendations on supported configurations, best practices, and additional resources.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Dell and VMware

Accelerate Graphics in Virtual Environments
sponsored by Dell
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the top challenges associated with demanding graphics software and explains why virtualized graphics may be the answer organizations need when it comes to overcoming these challenges.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Dell

FlexPod Express: An Easy to Deploy Virtualisation Solution for SMBs
sponsored by Cisco & NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn how to simplify your IT infrastructure and team through an easy to deploy and low-cost solution for SMBs turning towards virtualisation. By using best in class building blocks from top tech companies, you equip your business with an easy to scale virtual infrastructure to consolidate IT and improve efficiency.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

Cisco & NetApp

Five Ways Network Virtualization Will Revolutionize IT
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will revolutionize IT and change the way you think about network connectivity, and perhaps even application development.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

PowerVM Virtualization Essentials
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: PowerVM is the virtualization environment for AIX, Linux, and IBM i running on the IBM POWER hardware platform. This white paper provides an overview of PowerVM concepts, architecture, terminology, and capabilities.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

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: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Rackspace

Top 5 Reasons to Virtualize Exchange
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper identifies the top 5 reasons to consider virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and 2013 and explains the issues you should consider when deciding whether to run Exchange on physical servers or virtual machines.
Posted: 31 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Veeam Software

Tape and Cloud Strategies for VM Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This resource goes over different tape and cloud strategies for VM backups.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

Veeam Software

Virtual Backup Strategies: Using Storage Snapshots for Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative white paper to find out how storage snapshots can be used as backups for virtual environments, and how it compares to one vendor's disk-to-disk backup solution.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Jan 2014

Veeam Software

Confidently Virtualize Business-critical Applications in Microsoft Hyper-V with Symantec ApplicationHA
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise applications running in Windows virtual environments require no less resilience than those running in VMware environments. Symantec extended its application monitoring and failover solution Symantec ApplicationHA to offer customers peace of mind to confidently run their business-critical applications in Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Symantec Corporation

A Strategic Guide to Data Center Transformation for Performance and Agility
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to get a guide to improving the performance and agility of your data center despite the disruptive forces of virtualization. You'll learn how you can enable seamless, real-time adjustment of monitoring and security best practices in a transformed agile, virtual data center environment.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Gigamon

Visibility into the Cloud and Virtualized Data Center
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how Gigamon Visibility Fabric architecture can enable organizations to overcome concerns about performance and security as they look to adopt virtualization and Cloud solutions, and take advantage of the tremendous value propositions they both offer.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Gigamon

Network Monitoring for Virtual Server Environments
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn to learn about a virtual fabric node that expands pervasive visibility for monitoring, analysis, and security tools into the virtual environment and private cloud. Read on to learn how this solution allows you to, gain visibility into VM traffic, delegate change control without risking availability, and more.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Gigamon

Understanding the relationship between SDN and NFV
sponsored by Wind River Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This expert e-guide highlights the relationship between SDN and NFV and how the simplify network service provisioning.  Aditionally, learn what we need from NFV orchestration.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Wind River Systems, Inc.

A Tale of Two Workloads
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Rackspace offers this white paper for you to design to separate infrastructures and to classify and map existing and planned application workloads. Download and discover how VMware vSphere and OpenStack public and/or private cloud deployments deliver a hybrid solution for your business to grow.
Posted: 03 Nov 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

Rackspace
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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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