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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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SDN & Security for Next-Generation Data Centers
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this two-part webcast, hear what Gartner analyst Mark Fabbi has to say about how software-defined networking will affect data centers and network security.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Premiered: Jun 30, 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

The Cost Advantages of NetApp FlexPod Datacenter with VMware
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This paper focuses on the NetApp FlexPod Datacenter offering. It compares NetApp's capabilities to both VCE and EMC at a high level as well as demonstrating value via the Total Cost of Acquisition (TCA) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analyses.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

NetApp

Snapshots Without Penalty - How Maxta Beats VSAN Snapshots
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the challenges of effectively leveraging snapshots in an increasingly virtual environment. It also highlights a potential solution to this issue that delivers a VM-level snapshot capable of delivering highly optimized metadata snapshots and clones on a per-VM basis.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

Maxta

Maxta Storage Platform - Enterprise Storage Re-defined
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how organizations can handle the challenges of data storage for virtual data centers by leveraging a ground breaking, highly resilient, distributed Software-Defined VM Storage Platform that enables organizations to fully realize the vision of the virtual data center.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Maxta

Compliance in the Cloud
sponsored by Alert Logic
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide introduces 5 simple tips to help improve your enterprise's threat and vulnerability management program.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Alert Logic

Avoiding the Data Apocalypse: Mitigating and Minimizing Data Disasters
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
VIDEO: Access this webcast to learn how you can mitigate and minimize data disasters by leveraging the advice and insight of experts in the field. You'll also learn about the biggest challenges to data protection today such as VM sprawl and tips on how to handle them.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 27 Jun 2014

CommVault Systems, Inc.

VDI and Session Based Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by NComputing
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth resource to learn why IT departments are turning to desktop virtualization in order to reduce the cost and resources required to manage employees’ desktops and laptops. Also learn about an alternative architecture method for desktop virtualization. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NComputing

Meeting Business Data Protection Needs
sponsored by CA 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

CA ARCserve

Backup Best Practices and Solution Selection Criteria
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines five major ways a VM purchase can go wrong. Additionally, this e-guide introduces potential software options available for conducting a business impact analysis as well as the pros and cons for each solution.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Dell Software

Tips to Consider For Your Virtual Server Storage Project
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains which factors affect storage during a server virtualization project. It also mentions some of the common misconceptions and pitfalls of storage some organizations fall for during server virtualization.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Dell and VMware

The Top 10 Tips for Optimal Virtual Server Storage
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide provides 10 tips that can help ensure that storage yields its best I/O for the virtual machines it supports.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Dell and VMware

A Closer Look at Converged Infrastructures
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine the building blocks of converged infrastructure, such as computing hardware, network support, and more. Learn what you should consider before implementing a CI strategy, and compare the various vendors and tools available in the converged infrastructure market.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 20 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

OpenManage Integration for Vmware vCenter with Dell Repository Manager
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Explore this technical whitepaper to learn how you can create custom repositories and manage your firmware update lifecycle directly using Dell Repository Manageer in a VMware vCenter environment. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Altalink Meets Increased Power Demand with Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by VCE
CASE STUDY: AltaLink -- the largest regulated electricity transmission company in Alberta, Canada -- was worried that its aging server and storage infrastructure wouldn't be able to support future growth. This case study illustrates how AltaLink consolidated their legacy multivendor systems on a converged infrastructure technology.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VCE

The Pros and Cons of Virtualizing SQL Server Environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Expert Basit Farooq reveals what you really need to know about SQL Server virtualization, including the pros and cons.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Virtualizing SQL Server? What to Keep in Mind
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Find out what you need to know about SQL Server virtualization from expert Roman Rehak.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

SQL Server High Availability: Natural Enemy of Virtualization?
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Find out if SQL Server is a natural enemy of virtualization from expert Bob Sheldon.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

5 Strategies for VM Sprawl Control and Prevention
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide details five tips for preventing virtual machine sprawl in your data center.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Railroad Carrier Virtualizes SAP on Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by VCE
CASE STUDY: In order to realize cost savings and operation efficiencies, rail carrier Canadian Pacific (CP) wanted to move from inefficient outsourced IT services to a private cloud implementation. This brief case study illustrates how CP leveraged a converged infrastructure to virtualize its extensive suite of SAP and other business-critical applications.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VCE

Podcast: Brian Madden discusses what NVIDIA virtualized gaming means for your desktop
sponsored by NVIDIA
PODCAST: In this Citrix Synergy 2014 video, Brian Madden talks to Nvidia about the relationship between video gaming and virtual delivery of enterprise desktops as they explain how they are completely revolutionizing the virtual desktop user experience.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Premiered: May 27, 2014

NVIDIA

Explore the Challenges of Backing Up Virtual Servers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines why backing up virtual serves presents challenges for IT pros. It explains why the problems exist and what backup vendors offer that will address some of these challenges.
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 | Published: 10 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc.

Part 2: Brian Madden Helps NVIDIA Celebrate the First Anniversary of Their Virtual GPU Presentation Transcript
sponsored by NVIDIA
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This virtual graphics processing unit (vGPU) solution offers real-time data center access so that users can easily perform tasks away from the desktop.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 23 May 2014

NVIDIA

Part 1: Brian Madden Discusses What NVIDIA Virtualized Gaming Means for your Desktop Presentation Transcript
sponsored by NVIDIA
WHITE PAPER: In this Citrix Synergy 2014 presentation, Brian Madden talks to Nvidia about the relationship between video gaming and virtual delivery of enterprise desktops as they explain how they are completely revolutionizing the virtual desktop user experience.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 May 2014

NVIDIA

How Can You Deliver Protection for Your Virtualized Infrastructure?
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EBOOK: In this e-guide, explore some of the main reasons to provide protection for your virtualized infrastructure. Additionally, learn the specific components that need to be protected that can often be overlooked, such as failover clusters.
Posted: 06 Jun 2014 | Published: 06 Jun 2014

VMware, Inc.

Moving Technology Infrastructure into the Future: Value and Performance through Consolidation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: This white paper explains the benefits of IT consolidation, which can help to reduce costs and complexities while improving efficiency and productivity.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jan 31, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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