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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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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

8 Steps to Successfully Implement Better Data Protection
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives tips on how organizations can implement a vSphere Data Protection solution in order to deliver reliable and efficient backup and recovery for their virtual machines.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.

8 Ways to Optimize Backup and Recovery
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
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: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.

Integrated Backup and Recovery Built for Virtual Machines
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the challenges of backup and recovery for applications running on virtual machines. It also explains how VMware vSphere Data Protection is suited to handle these challenges and deliver more from virtualization efforts.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.

Virtualizing BCA on SmartStack™ with VMware and Nimble Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This hands-on technical report highlights best practices for virtualizing business-critical applications on SmartStack, the joint reference architecture developed by VMware and Nimble Storage.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Nimble Storage

Best Practices to Optimize Flash Technology
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This expert e-guide examines the solution options available to address these difficulties and explores strategies you can use to make good flash-storage decisions and overcome virtual machine performance issues.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Pure Storage

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 the golden images and sharing home directories across multi-site extended global data centers.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Deciphering the Different Forms of Data Deduplication
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines a handful of forms of data deduplication, from inline to chunk-based,  and focuses on the certain technology embedded in Windows Server 2012 R2, plus the benefits it can bring to your environment.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Veeam Software

Advanced Virtual and Cloud Management for VMware Environments and Beyond
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers a virtual and cloud management solution that can fix common pain points and prepare you for your future needs.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

Red Hat

Where to Go Once Your Servers Are Virtualized
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper breaks down four options you can implement after you have fully virtualized your data center.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

Hyper-V Backup and Storage Best Practices
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Check out this highly informative white paper to uncover a complete list of Hyper-V backup best practices – so you can rest easy knowing your virtual infrastructure is safe.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Veeam Software

Dell vWorkspace Datasheet
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This case study talks about how one organization was able to implement cost-effective desktop virtualization that enables mobility and BYOD with access to applications from anywhere on any device.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Using VM Archiving to Solve VM Sprawl
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Virtual machine sprawl is quickly becoming an issue for environments. This white paper shows how VM archiving can overcome the challenges of out of control virtual growth.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

CommVault Systems, Inc.

Backup Best Practices and Solution Selection Criteria
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This E-Guide higlights the trend of virtual machine deployment and focuses on the ways in which VM backup purchases can go wrong. It also offers ways to avoid those pitfalls.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

Dell Software

What To Consider When Choosing Virtual Machine Protection.
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives an indepth look at some of the various facets of virtual machine protection. It explains the difference between real-time vs. periodic protection, availability vs. recovery, agent-based vs. agentless solutions, storage level replication considerations and VM performance considerations.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Vision Solutions

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

Violin Flash Arrays for Maximum VDI Performance
sponsored by Citrix and Violin Memory
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers a virtual desktop infrastructure solution that will help you ensure virtual desktop performance by sizing to meet peak demands.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Citrix and Violin Memory

A standardized solution to optimize every aspect of your virtual cloud deployment
sponsored by VMware and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This document describes the reference architecture for deployment of the VMware vCloud Enterprise Suite on IBM System X6 hardware. It also provides the planning, design considerations, and best practices for implementing VMware vCloud Enterprise Suite on IBM products.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

VMware and IBM

Automate Design and Deployment of Fabric Installations
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this resourceful white paper to find out how Dell's management solution can help you automate the design and deployment of fabric for the next gen data center.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Dell, Inc.

Real-time visibility into your virtual data center
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses a real-time modeling system for virtualized IT environments that provides an operational view of IT services and the servers, hypervisors, VMs, middleware, databases, applications, and network links that enable them to work.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Virtualization Management in HP Server Automation 10.0
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Explore this game-changing white paper to discover how HP's latest server automation software is changing the face of virtualized environments.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V®
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to find out the ins and outs of Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V, and how it will provide top-notch protection for your Hyper-V environment.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Acronis

What's New in VMware vSphere 5.1?
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource examines the new features in vSphere 5.1 that can help your organization to expand its virtual environment and reach optimal levels of efficiency and productivity.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Dell and VMware

Unified Storage Comparison Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This useful comparative guide will help you understand the current entry-level enterprise unified storage landscape. Read on to compare the benefits of different offerings, and find a solution that meets your current and future storage requirements.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems
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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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