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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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Implementing VDI on Hyperconverged Infrastructures Reference Architecture
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how hyper-converged infrastructures address VDI challenges by providing an end-user experience organizations require, without sacrificing economics or resilience. Download now to explore a technology overview of a hyperconverged system designed for VDI.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

SimpliVity

Testing VDI Environments with Hyperconverged Infrastructures
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: This brief lab report shows the benefits of running VDI on hyperconverged infrastructures. Read on and learn how, with hyperconverged infrastructures, traditional VDI pain points related to deployment, management, performance, and security can become a thing of the past.
Posted: 08 Dec 2015 | Published: 08 Dec 2015

SimpliVity

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

New VMware vSphere 6 Features
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, take a look at the many new features coming to the table with VMware vSphere 6.
Posted: 20 Oct 2015 | Published: 20 Oct 2015

Global Knowledge

Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Optimized Power, Cooling, and Management Maximizes Benefits
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn four effects of IT virtualization on the data center physical infrastructure and discover successful strategies for dealing with them.
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 | Published: 11 Aug 2015

Schneider Electric

Mansfield District Council improves IT systems with VDI
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This case study outlines how one city council organization was able to easily move from Windows XP to Windows 7 with a virtual desktop infrastructure. Read on to learn how pairing VMware with your virtual desktop infrastructure allows you to simplify migration while cutting costs and increasing employee efficiency.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

VMware

Managing Hyper-V with PowerShell for the GUI-Bound Administrator
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: We'll explore the usage of Hyper-V specific cmdlets with the intent of ultimately being able to include multiple cmdlets in a "script" to allow for pushing one button and accomplishing the combined actions of many multiple mouse clicks in the GUI.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 05 Jun 2015

Global Knowledge

Accelerating VMware’s Virtual SAN With Micron SSDs
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the latest solution approved by VMware for VSAN deployments.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

Micron Technology

Hertz - World leading car rental company usesVMware View to simplify infrastructure andimprove user experience
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how VMware can help you simplify your server and desktop environment through virtualization. Read now to find out how Hertz cut costs and improved compliance.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 28 May 2015

VMware

Readiness, Benefits, and Barriers: An SDN Progress Report
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report gives you an inside look at how IT leaders in the United States feel about the rise of SDN.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Nov 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Physical and Virtual Networks: 6 Best Practices for Overcoming Common Challenges
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: If you've already realized the benefits of server virtualization, you may be ready to step up to network virtualization. In this white paper highlights 6best practices for breaking through network virtualization roadblocks.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Features to Note in VMware vSphere Distributed Switches
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will cover the vDS architecture as well as an overview of many of the different features that are exclusive to the vSphere Distributed switch.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

Global Knowledge

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

VMware

A Software Defined Data Center Approach for a "Zero Trust" Security Strategy
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Today, the software-defined data center (SDDC) is demonstrating a multitude of benefits beyond agility, speed, and efficiency. This white paper outlines the security capabilities made possible by an SDDC approach when used with the VMware NSX network virtualization platform.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VMware

Microsoft Service Manager Simplified
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Through the use of automation, compliance, self-service portal, and standardization, Microsoft's System Center Service Manager can support the best practices found in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF).
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015

Global Knowledge

5 Reasons VMware vSphere 6.0 is a Game Changer
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on the five main improvements that are the biggest "game changers" for VMware vSphere 6.0.
Posted: 09 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Global Knowledge

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

Virtual Machine Migration Methods in vSphere
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why migrations are useful, the methods that vSphere makes available for you to manually move a virtual machine (VM), and how vSphere can automate the process for you in various scenarios.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

Global Knowledge

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®

Five Ways Network Virtualization Will Revolutionize IT
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will revolutionize IT and change the way you think about network connectivity, and perhaps even application development.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

PowerVM Virtualization Essentials
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: PowerVM is the virtualization environment for AIX, Linux, and IBM i running on the IBM POWER hardware platform. This white paper provides an overview of PowerVM concepts, architecture, terminology, and capabilities.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

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
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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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