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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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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.

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

XenDesktop and Tintri VMstore
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide outlines how to create a new Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 environment from the start within an existing VMware vSphere 5.1 infrastructure backed by Tintri storage.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2012


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


Platform provides insight into your infrastructure
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This white paper 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: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015


Hyper-V Replicas in Windows Server 2012
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: One of the most significant new features in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is the Hyper-V Replica (HVR) capability. Whether you are considering this for your own organization or just prepping for your Windows Server 2012 MCSA, this white paper presents the essentials of deploying this disaster recovery feature.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Global Knowledge

A Roadmap to Simple VMware Backup
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper that walks you through an affordable and easy way to backup VMs. Read on to learn about the features of this program, how they work, and their importance.
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 | Published: 12 Feb 2015

Veeam Software

P420m PCIe SSD Boot Storm Testing in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details an experiment that tested an SSD's performance in virtualized enviroments.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

Micron Technology

Accelerate Graphics in Virtual Environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the top challenges associated with demanding graphics software and explains why virtualized graphics may be the answer organizations need when it comes to overcoming these challenges.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

A New Virtualization Platform to Bring Your Network Up to Speed
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.

Experts explore the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper 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 2013

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


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

Economic Impact of Converging SAP Landscapes On Vblock Systems
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive report from Forrester Research, Inc., discover the potential ROI and other advantages you could experience by running SAP on Vblock™ converged infrastructure. Explore an ROI analysis of a composite company based off real-world businesses that migrated SAP landscapes to Vblock systems.
Posted: 13 May 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014


Best Practices for Taking Disaster Recovery to the Cloud
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down why disaster recovery is a perfect fit for the cloud and will show you how to get there.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014


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

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


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


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


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


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


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.
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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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