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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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Containers Rise to the Challenges of Hybrid IT
sponsored by Red Hat
CASE STUDY: Containers are one way to get software to run reliably when migrating from one environment to another. Access this analyst paper for case studies from two different kinds of organizations that have already benefited significantly from containers.
Posted: 21 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Red Hat

Customers Share Their Success With Red Hat Virtualization
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this short resource, learn what five Red Hat Virtualization customers had to say about their experiences with this virtualization platform.
Posted: 21 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2017

Red Hat

Move to Your Private Data Center in the Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
EBOOK: The amount of data your business has to handle lately is dizzying and it is only going to keep growing. It's time to start moving your data center to the cloud. Access this white paper to learn about a public cloud service that will help manage your data center and keep your budget manageable.
Posted: 21 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Simplifying Storage Allocations for Virtual Desktops
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: "How can I simplify storage allocation for virtual desktops?" You asked the question, we have the answer. Read on to discover how to address storage allocation requirements of both the operating system and apps, and VDI user data, in this expert guide.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 20 Apr 2017

Pure Storage

VDI Hardware Evaluation Checklist
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: Organizations considering VDI must exercise caution when choosing the hardware on which to run their platform. From this e-guide, learn how to choose the right VDI hardware for your deployment. Read on to access a five-point checklist for selection, and more.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 20 Apr 2017

Pure Storage

Ten Methods of Improving Virtual Server Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: Performance monitoring for virtual storage is very difficult due to the hypervisor lacking the insight into what's happening with that storage. This expert guide illustrates how to improve the performance of your virtual server storage with 10 proven methods.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 17 Apr 2017

Pure Storage

Combine the Best of On-premise Virtualization with Public Cloud for High Performing IT
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper highlights the benefits of implementing a hybrid on premises/public cloud infrastructure model, and outlines expert recommendations for effective deployment. Read on to prevent VM sprawl in your current infrastructure, and prepare to merge with public cloud.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

IBM

How to Get the Best from VMware Workloads with Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to extend VMware workloads from on-premises environments to the cloud with on-demand bare metal and virtual servers—security and compliance intact. Read on to transition to hybrid cloud with minimal disruption, and maintain control of your apps.
Posted: 19 Apr 2017 | Published: 19 Apr 2017

IBM

The Definitive Guide to Virtualization Management Software
sponsored by Quest
EBOOK: The future of your data center doesn't have to be bleak: the fuel needed to ramp up performance and reliability is virtualization. Reach 100% virtualization in your data centers when you leverage the tips in this guide to research and purchase the essential tools needed to manage your virtual environment.
Posted: 17 Apr 2017 | Published: 17 Apr 2017

Quest

Aligning the Network with Digital Transformation, Cloud, and Customer Engagement
sponsored by Windstream Communications
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper examines how digital transformation and cloud computing have necessitated a significant reassessment of the WAN. . It also considers how and why SD-WAN has arisen as a technological answer to that challenge.
Posted: 13 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Windstream Communications

Analyst Report: Hyper-converged Appliances Are the New Scalable, IT Building Blocks
sponsored by Dell EMC
ANALYST REPORT: In this ESG report, view the testing of one hyper-converged appliance, stacking up its manageability, simple scale-out functionality, performance, and reliability against others of its kind. Access now to use HCI as an IT building block in your enterprise, and learn how HCI simplifies the adoption of virtualization.
Posted: 13 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Dell EMC

VM Optimization: Find the Balance
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to optimize your VM environment. Inside, you will explore the 5 key areas of opportunity for capacity optimization to reach that ongoing balance your organization needs to right-size all of your VMs with the appropriate amount of CPU, memory and disk space.
Posted: 12 Apr 2017 | Published: 29 Dec 2016

Quest

What are The Trends that Continue to Drive Adoption of Virtualized IT and Virtualization-Specific Backup?
sponsored by Veeam Software
RESEARCH CONTENT: As businesses move more workloads to virtual machines, backup requirements are changing dramatically. Read about just what effects this shift in backup requirements has caused in this ESG research report, which explains why flexibility and agility are the most important aspects of modern backup, the top 5 data recovery challenges, and more.
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Veeam Software

Deliver Better Backup and Data Availability to Combat VM Sprawl
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: In order to combat data growth and VM sprawl, you need to rethink backup. In this white paper, learn about a virtual-based backup program that can enable future-proofing with easy scalability, lower ongoing backup costs, and more.
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Published: 11 Apr 2017

Veeam Software

Top 5 Tips to Accelerate your Hyper-V infrastructure Projects
sponsored by Starwind 5nine
WHITE PAPER: Looking to complete your Hyper-V infrastructure project under budget Read this webcast transcript as two virtual server experts highlight 5 methods of accelerating your Hyper-V infrastructure projects. You'll also gain security and compliance best practices for protecting your virtual workloads.
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Published: 11 Apr 2017

Starwind 5nine

Why Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Makes Sense for VDI Workloads
sponsored by Dell EMC
WHITE PAPER: As VDI becomes commonplace in the enterprise, IT organizations need new architectures to optimize VDI workload scalability. Download this expert white paper to deliver visibility, scalability and predictable costs as VDI implementation escalates by learning the essential features your HCI should encapsulate.
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Dell EMC

The Secure Virtual Desktop Streamlines Clinical Workflow
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: When it works well, a secure virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) can keep two healthcare factions happy: physicians and IT professionals. In this e-guide, learn more about the benefits of secure VDI and its applications in the healthcare industry.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Published: 10 Apr 2017

Pure Storage

Overcoming the Top Four Challenges for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization has clear benefits, but no technology is without its problems. Access this report to learn about the four key challenges in any virtualized environment. You will understand why these challenges arise and how to solve them before they become problematic.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Published: 29 Dec 2016

Quest

Holistically Manage and Solve Virtualization Issues
sponsored by Quest
EBOOK: This e-book discusses virtualization and how to manage and solve virtualization issues with a holistic approach. Learn how to avoid imposing bottlenecks on yourself, focus on applications, and optimize your servers, storage, and more.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Published: 28 Dec 2016

Quest

Converged vs. Hyper-Converged: What Does Your Data Center Need?
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: The goal of converged architecture is to alleviate pressure on overworked data centers, but it all goes to waste if you don't have the right system in place to compliment your existing IT investments. This e-guide covers the basics you need to know in order to get started with data center convergence.
Posted: 06 Apr 2017 | Published: 04 Apr 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Top 5 Tips to Accelerate Your Hyper-V Infrastructure Projects
sponsored by Starwind 5nine
WEBCAST: Looking to complete your Hyper-V infrastructure project under budget? Tune into this exclusive webcast as two virtual server experts highlight 5 methods of accelerating your Hyper-V infrastructure projects. You'll also gain security and compliance best practices for protecting your virtual workloads.
Posted: 06 Apr 2017 | Premiered: Apr 5, 2017

Starwind 5nine

Makuni Meets Their Goals with Increased Software Performance
sponsored by Dell EMC and Microsoft
CASE STUDY: Makuni, a world leading automobile engine manufacturer, needed more powerful workstations that could help designers drive innovation in areas such as fuel efficiency and performance. In this case study, learn how the company decided on advanced, powerful workstations that provided the necessary software performance for designers.
Posted: 05 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Dell EMC and Microsoft

Hyper-Consolidation: Unleash the Power and Get the Performance You Paid For
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
EBOOK: Most organizations are afflicted with a disease called "server sprawl." Overspending on servers for improved input/output (I/O) isn't the cure. Access this e-book to learn how hyper-consolidation optimizes your I/O capacity and why scale-out and web-scale computing can't solve the problem.
Posted: 03 Apr 2017 | Published: 03 Apr 2017

DataCore Software Corporation

Next stage of virtualisation: Containers
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: The buzz and hype surrounding container technologies has reached fever pitch in recent years, prompting CIOs and IT decision makers to mull over what role, if any, they should and could play in their digital transformation plans.
Posted: 03 Apr 2017 | Published: 03 Apr 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Disaster Recovery for Virtual Environments Guide
sponsored by Zerto
EBOOK: Read this booklet to gain insights in the challenges, needs, strategies, and available technologies for disaster recovery and business continuity in virtualized environments and the public cloud.
Posted: 28 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Zerto
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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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