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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 Monitoring for Virtual Server Environments
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn to learn about a virtual fabric node that expands pervasive visibility for monitoring, analysis, and security tools into the virtual environment and private cloud. Read on to learn how this solution allows you to, gain visibility into VM traffic, delegate change control without risking availability, and more.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Gigamon

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 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 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

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

What converged infrastructure solution is best for your business?
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In deploying converged infrastructure solutions, it is important to choose architectures that support open standards and heterogeneous environments.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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

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

How to Effectively Leverage Snapshots in Today's Increasingly Virtual World
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

How to Handle the Challenges of Data Storage for Virtual Data Centers
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

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

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

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

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
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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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