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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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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

VMware Horizon 6 Overview
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to discover a new VMware platform that can help you better manage your virtual machines and applications both within the datacenter and the cloud. Read on now to learn more about this new platform and the advanced features and tools it brings to the table.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Global Knowledge

Where to Go Once Your Servers Are Virtualized
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper breaks down four options you can implement after you have fully virtualized your data center.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

Buyer's Checklist to Purpose-Built Storage for Virtual Servers
sponsored by SearchConvergedInfrastucture
WHITE PAPER: In this handbook learn about performance, security and scalability challenges of virtual servers and how this new storage array aims to solve them. Read on to access a buyer's checklist which highlights 6 features that should be considered.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

SearchConvergedInfrastucture

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

Using VM Archiving to Solve VM Sprawl
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Virtual machine sprawl is quickly becoming an issue for environments. This white paper shows how VM archiving can overcome the challenges of out of control virtual growth.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

Commvault

Automate Design and Deployment of Fabric Installations
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this resourceful white paper to find out how Dell's management solution can help you automate the design and deployment of fabric for the next gen data center.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Dell, Inc.

Real-time visibility into your virtual data center
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses a real-time modeling system for virtualized IT environments that provides an operational view of IT services and the servers, hypervisors, VMs, middleware, databases, applications, and network links that enable them to work.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Virtualization Management in HP Server Automation 10.0
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Explore this game-changing white paper to discover how HP's latest server automation software is changing the face of virtualized environments.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V®
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to find out the ins and outs of Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V, and how it will provide top-notch protection for your Hyper-V environment.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Acronis

What's New in VMware vSphere 5.1?
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource examines the new features in vSphere 5.1 that can help your organization to expand its virtual environment and reach optimal levels of efficiency and productivity.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Dell and VMware

Unified Storage Comparison Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This useful comparative guide will help you understand the current entry-level enterprise unified storage landscape. Read on to compare the benefits of different offerings, and find a solution that meets your current and future storage requirements.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems
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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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