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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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Newest Data Center Dilemma: Security vs. Performance
sponsored by BitDefender
WHITE PAPER: This white paper elaborates on the security concerns of virtualized environments and why traditional security approaches don't work.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

BitDefender

Critical Factors to Endpoint Security
sponsored by Dell, Inc. & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Endpoints are the new security perimeter, and this means rethinking your endpoint security. This white paper will help you do so.
Posted: 24 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. & Intel®

FlexPod + Veeam Install Guide: How Veeam provides availability for Cisco and NetApp converged infrastructures
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative step-by-step guide to learn how to install and operate the Veeam availability solution to provide availability in a FlexPod environment.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 21 Apr 2015

Veeam Software

Remote and Branch Offices: Availability made easy with Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a number of requirements that remote and branch office environments have and how a line of products designed for availability enables an always-on business model.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 21 Apr 2015

Veeam Software

Veeam Backup and Replication with Nimble Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a program that backs up and replicates virtual machines.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Apr 2015

Nimble Storage

Top 5 Reasons to Adopt Application Aware Storage
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes what "application aware storage" means and the 5 reasons it's essential to adopt.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Tintri

Comparing 2 Virtualized Environment Storage Options
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, two storage strategies designed for the demands of the virtual environment are compared side-by-side.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Tintri

Top 4 Reasons Why Visibility and Control Are Key to Optimizing Your Virtual Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: What does it take to maximize the performance and cost effectiveness of your virtual infrastructure? Consult the following expert white paper to find out how to do so by addressing visibility and control.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Mar 2015

VMware

10 tips to implement Operations Management into VMware vSphere
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource highlights 10 tips – from installation to best practices – to help ensure a successful implementation of a management tool in your vSphere environment.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VMware

Readiness, Benefits, and Barriers: An SDN Progress Report
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report gives you an inside look at how IT leaders in the United States feel about the rise of SDN.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Nov 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Network Virtualization: 6 Best Practices for Overcoming Common Challenges
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll find the 6 best practices for breaking through network virtualization roadblocks.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Building Your BCDR Strategy: A Blueprint for a Safe Voyage
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative resource to learn how virtualization technologies are being used for successful BCDR strategies. Discover how VMware's BCDR solution portfolio leverages the benefits of virtualization to deliver uptime and predictability to your data center.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VMware

Features to Note in VMware vSphere Distributed Switches
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will cover the vDS architecture as well as an overview of many of the different features that are exclusive to the vSphere Distributed switch.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

Global Knowledge

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Design and Sizing Guide
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights how administrators can correctly design and size a Virtual SAN cluster, answers some of the common question around number of hosts, flash devices and magnetic disks, and outlines the configuration options.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

VMware, Inc.

The next evolution of virtualization: vSphere with Operations Management
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource gives you an exclusive look at a server virtualization platform with an operations management tool that helps to give you complete visibility into your virtual machine performance.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VMware

How VMware Keeps Your Business-Critical Applications Up and Running
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to see how VMware virtualization tools can help you to successfully virtualize critical applications.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

VMware

The Emerging Need for Software Defined Acceleration
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how IT teams can coordinate across teams; applications, server, storage, and networking. Learn more about Silver Peak and how it offers solutions for accelerating data mobility over distances.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 23 Mar 2015

Silver Peak

Three Ways to Achieve Fast and Affordable IT in an Always-On World
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper can help you keep your IT systems up and running well 24/7.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VMware, Inc.

Study Shows Businesses Experience Significant Operational and Business Benefits from Vmware vCenter Operations Management Suite
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives an in-depth look at one such platform, presenting its operational benefits, overall ROI, and more.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VMware, Inc.

Your Virtual Infrastructure Needs Better Management
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a leading management tool that allows for intelligent operations, performance monitoring, and capacity optimization in virtual environments.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

VMware, Inc.

Enabling a Flexible Workforcewith VMware® Horizon
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to enable VMware Horizon helps IT leaders provide employees with a secure, flexible work arrangement to easily access corporate resources. Read on to learn how this technology can also help optimize desktop environments, save time with automated provisioning, and much more.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 19 Mar 2015

VMware

Five things you need to know about migrating from Windows Server 2003
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Procesor Intel® Xeon®)
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the five things that you need to know about migrating from Windows Server 2003. Find out recommendations on how to successfully migrate your Windows Server initiative.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Procesor  Intel® Xeon®)

Data Center Micro-Segmentation
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore the security capabilities of an SDDC approach and the VMware NSX network virtualization platform.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VMware

Boost Operational Efficiency With a Network Based Data Center Fabric
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of maintaining your network within a data center, as well as 5 key technologies that serve as the building blocks for a data center fabric.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

The VMware View Business Process Desktop
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Inside this brief white paper, discover a technology that enables customers looking to outsource or offshore business processes to effectively scale their business on demand, streamline and centralize desktop management and provide end users with a secure desktop experience across the LAN and WAN.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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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