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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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A Virtual-First Strategy for Applications
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: Virtualizing mission-critical applications is no longer the risky proposition it once was.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 02 Mar 2015

SearchServerVirtualization

Top tips - Testing updates for virtual desktops
sponsored by Unisys
EGUIDE: Access this exclusive e-guide to see how much testing should be done in order to help ensure employee productivity. Find out tips on golden image updates and discover the difference between testing updates for dedicated desktops and floating desktops.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 02 Mar 2015


How to Run Your Apps and Databases In-Memory
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WEBCAST: Access this webcast to learn how a 32TB memory server can run your databases and applications completely in-memory. Download now to leanr if this server is right for your organization.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Oct 14, 2013

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Case Study: Streamlined Virtual Environment Backup System
sponsored by CommVault
WHITE PAPER: Between tape and disk backups, different products for data backups, virtual machines, and disaster recovery, restoring data may be a challenge. How can you seamlessly backup all of your data? Access this white paper to learn how a law firm that solved its diverse backup issues using one program.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 18 Feb 2015

CommVault

What You Need to Know Before a Windows Server 2003 Migration
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: Inside this expert e-guide, discover three questions you need to ask before a Windows server 2003 migration. Find out the hidden costs of migrating from this server and how to avoid its upgrade errors.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

A Roadmap to Simple VMware Backup
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper that walks you through an affordable and easy way to backup VMs. Read on to learn about the features of this program, how they work, and their importance.
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 | Published: 12 Feb 2015

Veeam Software

5 Reasons VMware vSphere 6.0 is a Game Changer
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on the five main improvements that are the biggest "game changers" for VMware vSphere 6.0.
Posted: 09 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Global Knowledge

Video: What Brian Madden thinks about vWorkspace
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
VIDEOCAST: In this webcast, Brian Madden discuss the current VDI market what he thinks about the latest desktop virtualization option from Dell - Wyse vWorkspace 8.5.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Premiered: Jan 28, 2015

Dell, Inc.

A Guide to Migrating VMWare Servers to Hyper-V Environment
sponsored by Vembu Technologies
RESOURCE: This resource provides helpful information for those looking to migrate data from VMware servers to Hyper-V environments.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 07 Jan 2015

Vembu Technologies

Experts and Early Adopters Share Successes and Pitfalls of 40 Gigabit Ethernet
sponsored by Comcast
EGUIDE: Check out this e-guide to learn about what experts and early adopters of 40 Gigabit Ethernet have to say about their successes and pitfalls.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 26 Jan 2015

Comcast

HP Server Management for Dummies
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive asset, learn how a life cycle approach and an automated maintenance platform simplify server management. These two solutions aid in identifying essential administrative tasks over the life of a server. Read on to learn how these tools reduce downtime and lower server ownership costs.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

A Closer Look at Data Center Storage Systems
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: Inside this white paper, explore a wide array of data center storage solutions to help you select one that works best for your organization.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Migration Best Practices & Tips - How Microsoft Hyper-V Can Help
sponsored by Acronis
VIDEO: This video details best practices and tips for server migration
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Premiered: 17 Dec 2014

Acronis

The Future of Convergence Is Here
sponsored by Arrow
WHITE PAPER: As data requirements continue to grow rapidly, IT departments are plagued with a series of challenges. This white paper outlines how to overcome these issues by using converged infrastructure.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Arrow

Get the Upper Hand on Virtual Machine Sprawl
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: As hypervisor features have become increasingly similar, the next vendor battleground will be management software. Microsoft and VMware have similar capabilities, and now they'll look to make their product stand out by touting their management tools and complimentary products.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

SearchServerVirtualization

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations
sponsored by Acronis
CASE STUDY: Businesses of all sizes have physical, virtual, or a combination of both kinds of servers. This white paper details the challenges of migrating data to dissimilar machines, and how to overcome them.
Posted: 16 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Acronis

Increase your Competitiveness with a Mobilized Workforce
sponsored by Acronis
CASE STUDY: Today, more and more of the workforce is working remotely. Between remote access to files, BYOD, and file sharing, IT can become overwhelmed with managing corporate data and keeping it secure. This white paper details a case study that features The Morse Group and their mobile workforce.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Jan 2015

Acronis

Protecting your Data in a Next Generation Virtual and Physical Environment
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Many companies are making the move to virtual storage – yet just as many still have some sort of physical storage. This white paper details the challenges small to medium (SMB) businesses with hybrid IT environments face.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Jan 2015

Acronis

CW Buyer's Guide: Emerging technologies in networking
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBOOK: Check out this extensive buyers' guide to explore technologies that are designed to improve networking, and for an inside glance at what established suppliers are doing to re-invent their offerings.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

HP Server Management for Dummies
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive asset, learn how a life cycle approach and an automated maintenance platform simplify server management. These two solutions aid in identifying essential administrative tasks over the life of a server. Read on to learn how these tools reduce downtime and lower server ownership costs.
Posted: 08 Jan 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Delivering on the Promise of Virtualization: Cisco Unified Computing System
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about a unified computing platform that provides you wtih a unified management point. Read on to learn how you can eliminate complexities in your data center while enjoying all of the benefits server virtualization has to offer
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Mar 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Mobilizing Window Apps
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a way to deliver Windows-based applications to remote users while properly optimizing them for different types of endpoints. Find out how you can take advantage of this strategy by examining a detailed architecture.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Citrix

Guide: VMware virtual SAN deployment best practices
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide that provides information to assist in the deployment of VMware virtual SAN, and get recommendations on supported configurations, best practices, and additional resources.
Posted: 27 Dec 2014 | Published: 27 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

Consolidate Six Outdated Servers with One Dell Poweredge R730XD Server
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource to learn how you can replace six servers with just one and cut response time by up to 75%. Read on to examine the performance analysis to discover how these servers may be right for your organization.
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

HP ServeIT for Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about package offerings from HP that can advance your company's virtualization journey. Quickly and affordably scale your operations by reducing complexity to focus more on your business goals. Discover how HP servers are right for your organization's virtualization needs.
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Jan 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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