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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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Modernizing Backup for Today's Virtual Environments
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: There are some challenges that accompany choosing to implement application servers. To fix this problem, the organization recommends deploying a storage manager for virtual machines. m
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Mar 14, 2013

IBM

Storage for Virtual Desktops E-Book: How to Weight Reliability, Cost, Performance
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EBOOK: This expert e-book weighs all of your storage options for VDI and examines the three main considerations to think about when deploying this technology.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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

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

Optimize data center virtualization with strategic capacity planning
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this e-guide from SearchServerVirtualization.com, our Virtualization expert David Davis talks about maximizing server space, capacity planning tools and the challenges of capacity planning. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

VMware, Inc.

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

E-guide: Ten Steps for Smooth Desktop Virtualization Deployment
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from searchITChannel.com provides tips and strategies for managing successful desktop virtualization deployments.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 06 Jun 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Managing VDI Storage: Expert Perspectives
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, industry analysts Brian Madden and Howard Marks offer tips for managing storage in both virtual server and desktop environments. Read on now to discover the right and wrong reasons to deploy VDI and explore new storage features in VMware vSphere's latest version.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013

Dell and VMware

Storage Magazine: More Choices for Virtual Server Backups
sponsored by IBM.
EZINE: In this issue of Storage magazine, our experts share tips for choosing a VM backup app in today's market, reveal the results of our eighth Quality Awards for midrange arrays and much more!
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 02 Sep 2013

IBM.

Veeam Backup & Replication v7 Product Overview
sponsored by Veeam Software
WEBCAST: This brief webcast looks at how traditional methods of virtual machine backup are too slow for mondern business, and how new technologies can alleviate many of these problems.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 14, 2013

Veeam Software

What's New in Veeam Backup and Replication v7
sponsored by Veeam Software
WEBCAST: This brief webcast looks at new technologies for backup and replication of virtual machines, including improved reporting otpions.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 14, 2013

Veeam Software

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

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

Optimizing VDI with Dell EqualLogic Unified IP Storage - Whiteboard Video
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WEBCAST: This brief webcast demonstrates how you can optimize and simplify your virtual desktop implementations using Dell EqualLogic unified IP storage.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 11, 2013

Dell and VMware

AccuWeather Case Study: Keeping cool about custom weather forecasts
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
CASE STUDY: This informative paper explores how one company consolidated its legacy servers onto a combination of new servers and processors supported by a next-generation SAN built for today's VMware environments. Read on to discover how they were able to save space, power and a lot of IT staff time.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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

Predictable Performance for Dynamic Oracle Databases
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
DATA SHEET: Check out this short paper to examine how to control capital and operational storage costs, while increasing performance, data protection and flexibility in your Oracle environment. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 08 Nov 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

3 Killer Apps for Virtualized Storage
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video examines three critical applications that have become possible and practical thanks to storage virtualization. Watch now to learn more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Premiered: 07 Nov 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
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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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