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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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Help is here: Streamlining Cloud Deployments
sponsored by VMware
DATA SHEET: Access this brief data sheet to discover the benefits of working with a network of cloud service providers and learn how this system of providers delivers choice, flexibility, and extensibility to help streamline your cloud deployment.
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 | Published: 16 Nov 2015


Simplify migration to Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how you can make the migration to Hyper-V and Microsoft Systems Center easy and affordable by reducing downtime and complexity.
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Vision Solutions

Migrate your physical/virtual workloads to Windows Azure with ease
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how you can perform easy, no-risk, near-zero downtime migrations from any combination of physical, virtual, or cloud platform into Windows Azure. Download now to find out how you can remain productive while migrating to Windows Azure.
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Vision Solutions

Beauty & The Backup: Are You Spending Too Much Time on Backup and Recovery?
sponsored by Unitrends
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of user experience in backup and recovery strategies. Read on to learn about a backup strategy that provides IT staff with an intuitive and interactive dashboard and hundreds of key performance indicators related to backup and recovery operations.
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 | Published: 16 Nov 2015


Real-time Protection for Microsoft Hyper-V
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines three categories of data protection for Hyper-V. Read on to learn how a replication technology built to protect host-based servers and applications can help you create high availability and disaster recovery solution for virtual servers.
Posted: 13 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Vision Solutions

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


When is Server Hardware Too Old?
sponsored by Lenovo
EGUIDE: Access this exclusive e-guide to learn the secrets behind a server's longevity and uncover when a server may be getting too old. Should you decide it's time for a server refresh, as a bonus, this guide details everything you need to know about server refreshes – from selecting the right hardware to capacity planning advice.
Posted: 11 Nov 2015 | Published: 11 Nov 2015


Bringing Enterprise Backup Features to SMB
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: Access this report to examine a data protection solution that provides enterprise-class backup, replication, and recovery features for both virtual and physical systems running Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems and supports a number of hypervisors. You'll learn how this compares to other backup and replication solutions.
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

Dell, Inc.

Banner Bank improves virtual machine performance
sponsored by AppSense
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to find out how Banner Bank, a Washington-chartered commercial bank, implemented a performance manager platform to improve application performance across their virtual machine environment.
Posted: 06 Nov 2015 | Published: 06 Nov 2015


Maximizing Your Investment in Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper details how you can best maximize your investment in virtualization with consistent operations management tools. Access now for a comparison of several operations management tools designed to optimize your virtual infrastructure.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 03 Nov 2015


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

VMware: Adding Advanced Virtual and Cloud Capabilities
sponsored by Red Hat
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This solution overview explores an adaptive management platform that can add advanced virtualization capabilities to your VMware environment while also allowing you to evolve to a private or hybrid cloud at your own pace.
Posted: 16 Oct 2015 | Published: 16 Oct 2015

Red Hat

How virtualization is transforming today's IT environment
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how virtualization is becoming an attractive alternative for businesses seeking to boost their business agility as they simplify IT operations, improve business continuity, and minimize risks. You'll uncover the top business benefits virtualization delivers and how you can unlock the potential of virtualization.
Posted: 14 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014


Cloud Diversity Enables Migration Without Disruption
sponsored by Datapipe
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn the cloud solution a streaming media service leveraged in order to expand and change their virtual IT infrastructure without incurring additional hidden costs. Read on to learn how this simplified their migration and set them up for future growth.
Posted: 22 Sep 2015 | Published: 22 Sep 2015


Oracle Webcast: Virtual Compute Appliance Demo
sponsored by Oracle, in association with Intel
WEBCAST: In this webcast, Premal Savla, Director of Product Management for Virtual Compute Appliance at Oracle, demonstrates how to use the next-gen virtual computing appliance by Oracle in a step-by-step process. Tune in to discover how to integrate this appliance with your data center infrastructure.
Posted: 22 Sep 2015 | Premiered: Sep 22, 2015

Oracle, in association with Intel

Dell Quick Start Tool for Citrix XenDesktop
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WEBCAST: In this webcast, learn about a tool designed to allow an entire Citrix XenDesktop or XenApp platform to be deployed all from one console. Watch now to see a demonstration of how simple and fast it is to set up your desktop or application environment – in just four steps.
Posted: 21 Sep 2015 | Premiered: Aug 4, 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Orange Business Services optimizes their cloud offering
sponsored by VMware
VIDEO: In this brief video, find out what cloud platform Orange Business Services chose to provide the key features necessary for their cloud. Watch now to discover the benefits they saw after using this platform and how this allowed customers to enhance their digital transformation.
Posted: 15 Sep 2015 | Premiered: 20 Dec 2013


Optimizing VMware Investments with Native Data Protection and EMC Data Domain
sponsored by EMC
WEBCAST: This webcast outlines how VMware backup and recovery can effectively protect data, as well as help lower data management costs. Tune in to learn how you can get reliable backups, faster recovery, lower total cost of ownership, and more.
Posted: 14 Sep 2015 | Premiered: Feb 28, 2014


Ease VM Storage With Converged and Cloud Options
sponsored by
EBOOK: This expert e-book outlines how to use converged infrastructure and the cloud to make virtual machine storage simpler. Read on to learn about converged vs. hyper-converged infrastructures, as well as what to consider when choosing a cloud provider.
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 | Published: 10 Sep 2015

What’s the Best Security Option for Your Hyper-V Virtual Switch?
sponsored by NEC
EGUIDE: In this expert eGuide, you'll learn about the security options for Microsoft's Hyper-V VM and discover which suits your security needs best. View now to learn how to choose the most appropriate method for your organization.
Posted: 03 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015


VMware NSX Security and Micro Segmentation Overview Video
sponsored by VMware
VIDEO: Watch this brief video to learn about a network virtualization platform that provides the network and security foundation for the SDDC. You'll find out how this platform works and how it's providing the key functions of micro-segmentation.
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 | Premiered: 11 Sep 2014


The impact of virtualization security on your VDI environment
sponsored by BitDefender
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines how the impact of endpoint security on virtualized environments is directly related to the achievable consolidation ratios (the number of virtual machines that can be run on each physical host).
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015


The One-Stop Shop for All Your Virtualization Needs
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, learn about a one-stop shop that can help overcome virtually all of your virtualization needs easily and effectively. Access now and learn how to begin reaping the full value from your virtualization strategies once again.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

VMware, Inc.

An Introduction to VMware NSX
sponsored by VMware
VIDEO: This video explains the benefits of a network virtualization and security platform for the software-defined data center.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Premiered: 27 Sep 2013


Case Study - ABN Amro: From VMware Sphere to the Software-Defined Data Center
sponsored by VMware
VIDEO: This video details how one global IT company started its virtualization journey with consolidation and disaster recovery, and are now able to deploy many machines with network virtualization.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Premiered: 30 Nov 2013

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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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