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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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High Performance Open Standard Virtualization
sponsored by Wind River Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes hardware and software ingredients addressing network equipment platform needs for NFV and SDN, plus their benefits in the cloud. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Wind River Systems, Inc.

The VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: SDN and virtualization have led the way to increase business automation and productivity, as well as being able to cut costs.  However, networks are stuck in the past.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

VMware, Inc.

IDC Whitepaper: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Explore this whitepaper to discover how one hypervisor platform can provide your enterprise immediate business benefit and ROI. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Red Hat

Intigua Powers UP qa Environment on Kaminario K2 v5
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: To enure that the software was able to scale to meet the needs of even the most demanding customer, the group tests against thousands of running virtual machines (VMs). Intigua needed storage that could maintain a consistently high level of performance even under loads with rapidly varying random blends of I/O.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Kaminario

Performance Testing of VMware View VDI on Kaminario K2 All-Flash Storage Array
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: This technical report covers detailed performance and efficiency tests for an array of VMware virtual desktops that quantify their ability to support a range of critical VDI workloads.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Kaminario

CIOs Revealed What They Want from their Private Cloud Strategy. Learn how Red Hat is Meeting their Needs
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This executive brief provides results of a CIO Magazine Quick Pulse poll sponsored by Red Hat which highlights the industry move to private cloud technology and hybrid cloud environments through dual-source virtualization wherein companies value security, performance and support in a quest to build the new IT paradigm.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Red Hat

Fixed-Price Cisco Unified Computing Services
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can deliver the foundation for a broad spectrum of virtualization initiatives that can consolidate resources and automate data center processes.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

CISCO & INTEL®

XtremIO Powers VMworld 2013
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn why VMware chose to leverage 4 EMX XtremIO All-Flash Arrays. You'll also learn how this approach ensured that they had the capabilities and availability necessary to keep up with VMware's annual Hands on Labs environment which is an extremely demanding environment.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

EMC Corporation

Drag-and-Drop, Anywhere-to-Anywhere Virtual Machine Migration
sponsored by Cloudtools
WHITE PAPER: This concise whitepaper explores a tool that will allow you to drag-and-drop any virtual workload from one platform to another across, public, private, and hybrid clouds.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

Cloudtools

Citrix XenDesktop v.7.1 Machine Creation Services (MCS) Deep Dive
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the benefits and capabilities of Citrix Machine Creation Services (MCS) in Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 deployed on Tintri VM-aware storage.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Tintri

XenDesktop and Tintri Vmstore
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: The architectural flexibility of XenDesktop adapts to environments of virtually any size and with a wide range of client devices and desktop management capabilities.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Tintri

Tintri Infrastructure Insight
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses the challenges IT faces in pinpointing performance issues and how Tintri VMstore and Tintri Global Center deliver deep insight in to utilization and performance helping IT detect trends and enhance troubleshooting.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 12 Sep 2014

Tintri

Best Practices: Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Veeam Backup and Replication solution is designed for virtual machine DR. Tintri VMstores are designed from the ground-up for virtualization. These two solutions complement each other in terms of protecting a virtual data center.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

Tintri

VM Data Protection Locally and Remotely
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Tintri VMstores with CommVault Simpana software solution is a strong combination for providing data protection of virtual machines locally and remotely. CommVault Simpana deduplication solution is very efficient and only stores unique changed block for backups. Tintri VMstores are designed, from the ground up, for hosting virtual machines.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

Tintri

Virtualizing Exchange 2013 - The Right Way
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the factors that should be examined when deciding to virtualize MicrosoftExchange 2013.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Veeam Software

VMware Horizon 6 Overview
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to discover a new VMware platform that can help you better manage your virtual machines and applications both within the datacenter and the cloud. Read on now to learn more about this new platform and the advanced features and tools it brings to the table.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Global Knowledge

Top 10 Considerations for Getting Started with Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn the top 10 things you should consider when planning a virtualisation strategy and deployment. Read on to learn how you can leverage a virtual environment management tool to facilitate your virtual deployment, migration, and meet operational and business objectives.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VMware

Scale Data Protection With Your Virtual Environment
sponsored by HP Autonomy
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how new applications are emerging to provide greater flexibility, data protection for virtual and physical machines within one interface, and more.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

HP Autonomy

Storage Configuration Guide: Choosing the Right Architecture for the Application and Environment
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes the crucial features of designing a storage system to meet modern demands. Read on to get a better grasp on application and environment requirements so that your storage solution runs efficiently.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

Imation Corp.

Tech Tips: Backup and Recovery for Your IT Environment
sponsored by VMware
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: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2014

VMware

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: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 05 Aug 2014

Rackspace

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: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Rackspace

Snapshots Without Penalty - How Maxta Beats VSAN Snapshots
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the challenges of effectively leveraging snapshots in an increasingly virtual environment. It also highlights a potential solution to this issue that delivers a VM-level snapshot capable of delivering highly optimized metadata snapshots and clones on a per-VM basis.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

Maxta

Maxta Storage Platform - Enterprise Storage Re-defined
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how organizations can handle the challenges of data storage for virtual data centers by leveraging a ground breaking, highly resilient, distributed Software-Defined VM Storage Platform that enables organizations to fully realize the vision of the virtual data center.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Maxta

VDI and Session Based Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by NComputing
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth resource to learn why IT departments are turning to desktop virtualization in order to reduce the cost and resources required to manage employees’ desktops and laptops. Also learn about an alternative architecture method for desktop virtualization. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NComputing
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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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