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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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Unlock the Full Performance of Your Servers with Parallel I/O Software
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about parallel I/O – a dynamic solution that harnesses available cores allowing execution of multiple threads of I/O simultaneously. Read on to learn how it works, why it matters and its best uses.
Posted: 04 Aug 2016 | Published: 04 Aug 2016

DataCore Software Corporation

Trends in Server Virtualization
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: While virtualization has its benefits such as reduced capital expenditure and operating expenses, it has downsides including server sprawl and risk of single point failure. So is virtualization really worth the fuss? Access this white paper to learn about more benefits and downsides of virtualization and recent advances made to solve these issues.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016

arcserve

Re-Evaluate Your Virtualized Environment and Gain a 20 to 40% Performance Increase
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive white paper, learn how business can improve their virtual environment performance metrics by 20 to 40% by adding robust management capabilities to their workloads.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 25 Apr 2016

VMware, Inc.

3 Ways to Take Back Control of Your Virtualized Environment
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can take back control of your virtualized environment with centralized and consistent management. Read on to learn how this approach can help you address your unique business needs in 3 ways.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

VMware, Inc.

Canon U.S.A. Fully Automates VMOTION and Storage VMOTION with VMTurbo
sponsored by Turbonomic
WHITE PAPER: Resource allocation is the key to succeeding in virtualized environments. Read this brief case study to learn how one company was able to implement a solution that automatically made intelligent adjustments, allowing them to expand their virtual footprint and control over a complex virtual environment.
Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Turbonomic

VMTurbo Enables Greater Performance for Large Virtual Environments
sponsored by Turbonomic
WHITE PAPER: To deliver the best possible application performance at scale, your virtual machines (VMs) need to properly allocate the available resources. Discover a VM solution that provides resource allocation to handle 30% more orders per minute and 23% better response times.
Posted: 09 Jun 2016 | Published: 09 Jun 2016

Turbonomic

Virtual Client Computing Software Vendor Assessment
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at the virtual client computing (VCC) market and evaluate each vendor's strengths and challenges, what characteristics to look at when evaluating client virtualization approaches and what four client virtualization software technologies comprise the VCC market.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

VMware

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Quantum DXi to Support Veeam Backup
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how a data protection product for virtual environments is teaming up with a data deduplication appliance to optimize data protection in virtual server environments and find out ten reasons customers should pair these two products together when deploying a virtual server data protection solution.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

Quantum Corporation

Cloud Strategies for Your VMware Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores cloud deployment strategies built on the foundation of your existing VMware technology to ease the transition to the cloud.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 12 Nov 2015

VMware

Virtual Server Protection: A Buyer's Checklist
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: In this detailed checklist, explore the basic and advanced features you'll need in a virtual server protection solution to safeguard your corporate data.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Commvault

Next Generation Analytics for Optimizing Critical Application Operations in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits and challenges of moving critical applications such as SQL Server, Oracle, and SAP to the new hybrid data center. Additionally, learn about an advanced analytics platform that can help meet stringent requirements for performance, efficiency, reliability, and resilience in virtualized environments.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 02 Mar 2015

SIOS Technology Corp

Accelerate Graphics in Virtual Environments
sponsored by Dell
WHITE PAPER: Find out how graphics technology from Citrix, Dell and NVIDIA can help you deliver rich graphics capabilities.
Posted: 17 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Dell

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

How to Handle Business Data Protection Needs in a Physical or Virtual Environment
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: This white paper dives into the details about virtualization and unveils some hidden complexities when it comes to backup and recovery requirements.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

arcserve

VMware Brings New Features and Enhancements to vSphere 5.5 Platform
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Explore this technical whitepaper to learn about what's new in VMware vSphere 5.5 Platform.
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell and VMware

ESG Study - Predictably Deploy Alternative Desktop Delivery with HP and Citrix
sponsored by Citrix and HP
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn about an architecture strategy that can help you consolidate your hardware without sacrificing performance in your virtual desktop environment.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 28 May 2014

Citrix and HP

Flash in the SAN – Panacea or Placebo?
sponsored by PernixData
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of deploying flash storage in the SAN. These benefits include lower storage costs, improved scalability and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

PernixData

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

Vblock Systems: Enhanced Operational Agility and Scalability for Oracle E-Business Suite
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms.
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

EMC Converged Platforms.

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.

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

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

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

Red Hat
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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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