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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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Performance Evaluation Criteria for Hyperconverged Infrastructure
sponsored by Nutanix
WHITE PAPER: 85% of IT pros surveyed currently use hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI) technology or plan to over the next 12 months. In this vendor-neutral Enterprise Strategy Group report, Senior Analyst Mike Leone explores why organizations are adopting HCI and gives you 3 key questions to evaluate HCI performance for yourself.
Posted: 21 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Nutanix

Deploying an Adaptable NFV Infrastructure
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Network functions virtualization (NFV) helps communications service providers take advantage of new market opportunities faster and more efficiently while cutting costs and preparing their infrastructure for the future. In this short white paper, learn how to deploy NFV and provide your organization with increased infrastructure performance.
Posted: 16 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Red Hat

5 Reasons That Flash and VAS are The Keys to Enterprise Cloud
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, 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

Frequently Asked Questions: Delivering More Efficiency and Productivity With Modernized Data Protection
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Backup is no longer a simple matter of data replication; it's now an essential component for meeting the needs of demanding workloads. Download this white paper to get the answers to 6 commonly asked questions about modern backup and data protection for virtual storage systems. You can't afford to miss out.
Posted: 14 Mar 2017 | Published: 14 Mar 2017

Veeam Software

How Small and Medium Sized Data Centers can Ease Multi-System Management
sponsored by Paramount Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Today's data center architecture is built up of a variety of hardware and software working together, but when one part goes down, it can cause damage to your reputation and bottom line. Inside, read about a multi-vendor system. Learn how you can simplify and automate tasks to increase productivity, lower TCO, and more.
Posted: 14 Mar 2017 | Published: 14 Mar 2017

Paramount Software Solutions

Geek Guide: Cloud-Scale Automation
sponsored by Puppet
WHITE PAPER: 70% of organizations have at least one application running in the cloud. Small beans in the grand scheme of things...for now. This guide goes over cloud-scale automation and what your organization needs in its strategy to make sure your cloud infrastructure can match, even exceed, the performance of your on-premises infrastructure.
Posted: 09 Mar 2017 | Published: 09 Mar 2017

Puppet

Top 3 Reasons to Invest in Virtualization with Operations Management
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top three reasons digital enterprises invest in virtualization with integrated operations management. Additionally, read on to learn how to virtualize any app with confidence and gain efficiency with controlled automation, thereby laying the foundation for a software-defined data center.
Posted: 08 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

VMware, Inc.

A Software-Defined Path to Successful Digital Transformation
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to lay a solid foundation for virtualizing your infrastructure with an architecture that helps you get the best performance from your apps. Read on to take advantage of this virtual architecture's integrated intelligent operations management to improve availability and facilitate digital transformation.
Posted: 08 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

VMware, Inc.

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.

Four Must-Haves for a Modern Virtualization Platform
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In order to succeed in the digital economy, learn how to enable your virtualization platform to simplify the customer experience, enable intelligent operations management, and more. Read on to address 4 fundamentals your virtualization architecture must encompass.
Posted: 06 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

VMware, Inc.

Get More from Hyperconvergence
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
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®

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

Moving Forward with Network Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: If you're still unaware of how network virtualization can positively impact your networking and your business, then it's time to get informed. In this white paper, discover how five, well known organizations are already benefitting from network virtualization.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

VMware

A New Era for Data Center Networking
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Data center networking in a traditional hardware-centric environment can't keep up with the modern needs of the mobile cloud era. In this white paper, learn the 7 challenges hardware-centric networking will run into in the mobile cloud world and how software-centric networking can solve them.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

VMware

Supercharge Your Networking Career
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: IT teams that rely on hardware-centric networks are struggling to keep up with the demands of today's business users. In this infographic, learn how you can supercharge your network and your career with network virtualization.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

VMware

The 5 Dos and Don'ts of Network Virtualization
sponsored by Paessler
WHITE PAPER: Deciding what within your network infrastructure to virtualize, and how to actually do it, can be a challenge. Learn the five dos and don'ts to consider when virtualizing your systems.
Posted: 26 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Paessler

Upcoming SD-WAN Trends
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: If you're thinking about adopting a SD-WAN at your enterprise, then it's best if you have a solid grasp on the upcoming trends that will soon impact it. Learn the hottest, upcoming SD-WAN trends from David Hughes, founder and CEO of Silver Peak.
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Silver Peak

Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: A lot of organizations that invest in data center infrastructure management (DCIM), but not everyone does. This white paper reveals a number of common pitfalls that you need to be aware of when evaluating, and even implementing, your DCIM choices.
Posted: 19 Jan 2017 | Published: 19 Jan 2017

Schneider Electric

Red Hat Enterprise Linux With Smart Virtualization
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how you can benefit from a virtualization platform that takes advantage of many of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux features that have enabled your organization to deliver outstanding service levels.
Posted: 19 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Red Hat

How to Compare Google Compute Engine & AWS EC2
sponsored by Logentries
WHITE PAPER: In this article, learn the similarities and differences between Google's Compute Engine and Amazon's EC2 to help you decide which provider to use.
Posted: 18 Jan 2017 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Logentries

Hyperconvergence: An Integrated Approach to Virtualization
sponsored by Prosys- HPE
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores an integrated approach to virtualization that enables you to simplify IT operations and deploy VMs at cloud speed. Discover how hyperconvergence can help optimize hybrid IT environments and foster the insights you need to boost performance while lowering costs.
Posted: 16 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Prosys- HPE

Flash Revelations From 1,000 Storage Users: Workload Performance and Adoption Sentiment
sponsored by Prosys- HPE
WHITE PAPER: Discover how 1,000 expert storage users responded to the question, "What surprises have you experienced since you started deploying flash storage in your organization?" and assess how well flash pairs with VDI, big data, Microsoft SQL Server, and more.
Posted: 13 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Prosys- HPE

Application Aware SD-WAN and the Next Generation Secure Hybrid WAN
sponsored by InfoVista Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how business driven, automated and fully integrated Application Aware Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) can help you meet the high bandwidth requirements of emerging business applications.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

InfoVista Corporation

A Day in the Life of a Remote Worker
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Today's always-connected workforce demands instant access to critical apps, desktops, and data. Download this infographic to establish a seamless virtual app experience for your most remote workers, creating a unified, collaborative environment across all platforms and device types.
Posted: 20 Dec 2016 | Published: 20 Dec 2016

Citrix

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
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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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