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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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Modernizing VM Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for the 10 most important reasons why you should switch your VM backup.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 14 May 2015

Veeam Software

Three Cost-Effective Virtual Server Best Practices
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover 3 best practices that show how a storage system can help you accelerate application performance, ensure continuous operations and simplify virtual machine management.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade

Critical Factors to Endpoint Security
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Endpoints are the new security perimeter, and this means rethinking your endpoint security. This white paper will help you do so.
Posted: 24 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Remote and Branch Offices: Availability made easy with Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a number of requirements that remote and branch office environments have and how a line of products designed for availability enables an always-on business model.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 21 Apr 2015

Veeam Software

Top 4 Reasons Why Visibility and Control Are Key to Optimizing Your Virtual Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: What does it take to maximize the performance and cost effectiveness of your virtual infrastructure? Consult the following expert white paper to find out how to do so by addressing visibility and control.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Mar 2015

VMware

10 tips to implement Operations Management into VMware vSphere
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource highlights 10 tips – from installation to best practices – to help ensure a successful implementation of a management tool in your vSphere environment.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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.

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.

Building Your BCDR Strategy: A Blueprint for a Safe Voyage
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative resource to learn how virtualization technologies are being used for successful BCDR strategies. Discover how VMware's BCDR solution portfolio leverages the benefits of virtualization to deliver uptime and predictability to your data center.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VMware

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

The next evolution of virtualization: vSphere with Operations Management
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource gives you an exclusive look at a server virtualization platform with an operations management tool that helps to give you complete visibility into your virtual machine performance.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VMware

How VMware Keeps Your Business-Critical Applications Up and Running
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to see how VMware virtualization tools can help you to successfully virtualize critical applications.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

VMware

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

Managing VM Data with Tintri
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Tintri VMstore release 2.0 includes new advancements that extend Tintri's unique and powerful per-VM capabilities through Tintri ReplicateVM. ReplicateVM yields an unprecedented level of data protection for VMs, free of the complexities associated with traditionally structured storage systems.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 23 Mar 2015

Tintri

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

Tintri

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

5 Things You Need to Know About Migrating From Windows Server 2003
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the five things that you need to know about migrating from Windows Server 2003. Find out recommendations on how to successfully migrate your Windows Server initiative.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

HP

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: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015

Tintri

Boost Operational Efficiency With a Network Based Data Center Fabric
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of maintaining your network within a data center, as well as 5 key technologies that serve as the building blocks for a data center fabric.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

The VMware View Business Process Desktop
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Inside this brief white paper, discover a technology that enables customers looking to outsource or offshore business processes to effectively scale their business on demand, streamline and centralize desktop management and provide end users with a secure desktop experience across the LAN and WAN.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

VMware

Seconds Matter: Resolve Issues Quickly with the World’s FastestRemote Desktop Management
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: As a Managed Service Provider, you know that when you have many users to support, every second counts. Your remote connection speed and reliability are critical to your ability to resolve issues quickly, maximizing IT efficiency and ensuring a happy and productive end user.
Posted: 15 Mar 2015 | Published: 15 Mar 2015

Kaseya

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

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

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
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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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