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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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Backup Best Practices and Solution Selection Criteria
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This E-Guide higlights the trend of virtual machine deployment and focuses on the ways in which VM backup purchases can go wrong. It also offers ways to avoid those pitfalls.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

Dell Software

How to Pick the Right Virtual Machine Protection for Your Organization
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives an indepth look at some of the various facets of virtual machine protection. It explains the difference between real-time vs. periodic protection, availability vs. recovery, agent-based vs. agentless solutions, storage level replication considerations and VM performance considerations.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Vision Solutions

Microsoft VSS: What Every Vmware Admin Needs to Know
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive white paper to find out how one industry-leading vendor created a backup solution capable of handling virtual machines.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

Veeam Software

Tape and Cloud Strategies for VM Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Read through this white paper to find out how one vendor's backup and replication solution is prepared to protect your virtual machine data.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

Veeam Software

Europe's Largest Regional Airline Protects Reservations System and Company Data with Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to find out how a leading vendor's backup solution helped Europe's largest regional airline eliminate downtime.
Posted: 16 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Veeam Software

Case Study: Sunrise Health Improves Patient Care with VDI
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn how Sunrise Health remedied their failing IT environment and digital health record system with VDI.
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 | Published: 09 Jan 2014

Citrix

6 Ways to Ensure Optimal Storage for VDI
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores today's top VDI storage challenges and reveals six considerations to take into account when evaluating storage for VDI. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 13 Dec 2013 | Published: 13 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

VDI Storage: Ensure Robust Data Integrity
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how a VDI storage platform and its underlying file system provides unparalleled data integrity and intelligent performance for serving hundreds of VMs in a single appliance. It also explains a leading vendor's proprietary redundant array of independent disks implementation for comprehensive data integrity.
Posted: 05 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

Tintri

Best Practices for VMware vSphere Implementation
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper details a set of best practices for configuring storage in a virtual environment.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Dell and VMware

Virtualization Management in HP Server Automation 10.0
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
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 Company

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

VMware View Business Process Desktop with EMC Avamar Deduplication Backup Software and System
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative resource to find out the key features of a deduplication backup solution built for virtual environments.
Posted: 12 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

EMC & Arrow

HP's latest management solution will help conquer data center challenges
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at this exclusive resource to find out how HP's new approach to infrastructure management can help you save time and money when confronting data center challenges.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

HP and Intel

F5 Networks Removes VM Storage Bottlenecks and Reduces Waste with Tintri Vmstore
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This concise white paper dives deep into a case study that answers your need for a VM storage solution that provides the performance you need with a small footprint.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Tintri

PHD Virtual is Changing the Game in Backup, Restore and Disaster Recovery
sponsored by PHD Virtual
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive resource to find out about one vendor's three disaster recovery and backup solutions, specifically designed to support virtual machines and cloud-based environments.
Posted: 22 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

PHD Virtual

An Introduction to Brocade VCS Fabric Technology
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: View this informative resource to learn how an Ethernet fabric technology enables you to create efficient data center networks that can keep up with the demands of today's always-on, connected world. Read now to explore the capabilities and benefits of this technology.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Brocade

8 reasons to upgrade your backup solution
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As organizations continue to adapt and adjust to the virtual world, traditional backup and recovery solutions simple no longer fit the bill. Explore this informational white paper to find out what this new backup solution offers.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

Deep Security 9: Comprehensive security platform for physical, virtual, and cloud servers
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn why legacy security tools are hindering cloud success. Click now to discover a cost-effective cloud security solution that ensures data protection and compliance in the virtual sphere to avoid data breaches and business disruption.
Posted: 18 Dec 2013 | Published: 18 Dec 2013

Trend Micro

5 Ways to Improve Business Continuity
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details 5 ways you can improve business continuity with virtualization.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 17 Dec 2013

Dell and VMware

Scaling Storage for Virtual Environments
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper details a state-of-the –art approach designed for building and scaling virtualized environments.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

Tintri

The Relevance and Value of a "Storage Hypervisor"
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This ESG lab report delves into the relevance and value of a Storage Hypervisor, and focuses on what users need to get started when building and implementing this technology. Discover market dynamics driving more organization implementations toward a Storage Hypervisor strategy.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

IBM

Optimize Virtual Desktop Performance & VMware Integration with Simplified Storage Management
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This brief paper explores an approach designed to deliver significant benefits for VDI implementations. Find out how to ensure your VDI infrastructure is ready to deal with increased I/O demands.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Dell and VMware

Taneja Group Reviews Hybrid Blade Arrays: The Storage Foundation for a Converged VDI Solution
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a solution to virtualized desktop issues often caused by antiquated storage infrastructure and methods.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 28 Dec 2012

Dell and VMware
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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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