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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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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

Software Defined Networking and Network Intelligence
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This valuable resource explains why the modern data center network falls short in meeting the requirements of cloud services, and investigates how software defined networking (SDN) has emerged as a cure for your networking woes.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Citrix Systems, Inc.

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

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

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

Simplify Virtual Desktop Deployments to Ensure Cost-Effective Implementations
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This short solution brief showcases innovative blade storage arrays that enable a fully virtualized architecture that integrates storage, servers and networking within one blade chassis.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Dell and VMware

Optimize Your Network with Dell and Silver Peak and Reap the Benefits
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores a partnership that addresses today's consolidation, backup, replication and unified communications. Discover how this cost effectively increase network capacity, optimize network quality, and help ensure maximum performance over distance—all while helping to reduce ongoing IT operating costs. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Cut Infrastructure Complexity with Hitachi Unified Compute Platform
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to explore a converged infrastructure that offers flexible and highly integrated turnkey solutions to today's top IT challenges. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Storage I/O Performance Testing: How to Design, Size and Deploy a VMware View-Based VDI Solution
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper presents the results of a series of storage I/O performance tests and provides storage sizing guidance and best practices based on those results for a VMware View based VDI solution.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Dell and VMware

Dell Virtualization Solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 using PowerEdge R820
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the advantages of consolidating Microsoft SQL Server database application workloads to a virtualization environment, and introduces a server platform that can help you drive success.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Dell and Microsoft

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores one market-leading integrated compute platform that can help you minimize interaction in terms of testing and technology integration, reduce overall complexity, streamline IT operations and much more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Protect Data in VMware-Based Environments with IBM Tivoli Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource examines the challenges of traditional backup and storage approaches in virtual environments, and introduces a unified platform that enables your organization to meet these challenges and effectively store, analyze, manage, and protect data.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

Why Upgrade to NetBackup 5230 and 5030 Appliances?
sponsored by DLT Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource examines a modernized backup approach with expandable storage and end-to-end data protection for physical and virtual environments. Read on to discover more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 07 Nov 2013

DLT Solutions

FlexPod Express - The Cure for Server Sprawl
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Small and medium-sized businesses everywhere are reporting symptoms of "server sprawl." This epidemic is characterized by an overabundance of underutilized servers and storage systems, often caused by running one application per server to protect against potential machine crashes. Read on to learn about a solution that can help.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

NetApp

The Path to Private Cloud: 6 Things You Need to Know
sponsored by BlueCat
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for 6 valuable lessons on virtualization and the cloud. Explore a more scalable IP address management (IPAM) solution that bridges the gap between your data center and private cloud by offering increased agility to meet current and future demands.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 06 Nov 2013

BlueCat

Symantec NetBackup Appliances: Key Factors in Modernizing Backup and Recovery
sponsored by DLT Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores considerations to take into account when looking to modernize your backup and recovery initiatives. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

DLT Solutions

VDI with Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays: A Comparative Study with the Industry-leading SAN solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover state-of-the-art hybrid arrays that combine SSDs and traditional HDDs in the same chassis to cost-effectively ensure maximum VDI performance. Find out how this innovative approach stacks up against other VDI deployments
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Dell, Inc.

Optimizing VDI data management with unified virtualized storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explores how optimizing VDI helps simplify user data management and enables device – and location – independent data access. Find out how a unified virtualized storage technology helps boost IT flexibility.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc.

Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying VMware View 5.1 on VMware vSphere 5.0 U1 with Dell EqualLogic Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper presents the results of a series of storage I/O performance tests and provides storage sizing guidance and best practices based on those results for a VMware View based VDI solution.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc.

Solution Brief: Optimizing Virtual Desktops with Dell EqualLogic unified storage and VMware Horizon View
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief whitepaper explores an approach designed to deliver significant benefits for VDI implementations. Find out you can ensure your VDI infrastructure is ready to deal with increased I/O demands.
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Sep 2013

Dell, Inc.

Astute ViSX Performance Storage Appliances Frequently Asked Questions
sponsored by Astute Networks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases a new class of solutions to resolve existing and prevent future I/O performance problems associated with physical and virtual infrastructure. Discover complex questions about flash-based performance storage appliances and how they meet these challenges.
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 | Published: 23 Oct 2013

Astute Networks, Inc

Simplifying virtual desktop deployments with EqualLogic PS-M4110 blade storage arrays
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This short solution brief showcases innovative blade storage arrays that enable a fully virtualized architecture that integrates storage, servers and networking within one blade chassis.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 02 Sep 2013

Dell, Inc.

Unlocking the Power of Flash with the MCx-Enabled Next-Generation VNX
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative paper to explore a unified storage solution that utilizes flash-based technologies to achieve higher performance, greater efficiency, enhanced metrics and much more. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

EMC Corporation
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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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