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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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Competitive Comparative: Commvault and Veeam
sponsored by Commvault
RESOURCE: This infographic details a solution that can protect thousands of virtual machines across an enterprise quickly, saving you time and money. Read on to discover how you can automate time consuming processes like discovery, classification, and filtering so you can be more productive.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

Commvault

Virtual Machine Migration Methods in vSphere
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why migrations are useful, the methods that vSphere makes available for you to manually move a virtual machine (VM), and how vSphere can automate the process for you in various scenarios.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

Global Knowledge

Accelerate Graphics in Virtual Environments
sponsored by Dell
WHITE PAPER: Find out how graphics technology from Citrix, Dell and NVIDIA can help you deliver rich graphics capabilities.
Posted: 17 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Dell

Accelerate Graphics in Virtual Environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the top challenges associated with demanding graphics software and explains why virtualized graphics may be the answer organizations need when it comes to overcoming these challenges.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Five Ways Network Virtualization Will Revolutionize IT
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will revolutionize IT and change the way you think about network connectivity, and perhaps even application development.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

PowerVM Virtualization Essentials
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: PowerVM is the virtualization environment for AIX, Linux, and IBM i running on the IBM POWER hardware platform. This white paper provides an overview of PowerVM concepts, architecture, terminology, and capabilities.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

Virtualization Brings Your Network Up-to-Speed
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a virtualization platform that can help bring your network up-to-speed for a software-defined data center. Learn how to transform your data center network operational model, reduce network provisioning time, and simplify network operations.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

VMware, Inc.

VMware Horizon 6 Overview
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to discover a new VMware platform that can help you better manage your virtual machines and applications both within the datacenter and the cloud. Read on now to learn more about this new platform and the advanced features and tools it brings to the table.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Global Knowledge

Automating VM Lifecycles with a Single Tool
sponsored by Commvault
VIDEO: This brief video demonstration shows how one tool can automate your entire virtual machine lifecycle.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Premiered: 18 Jul 2014

Commvault

A Tale of Two Workloads
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Rackspace offers this white paper for you to design to separate infrastructures and to classify and map existing and planned application workloads. Download and discover how VMware vSphere and OpenStack public and/or private cloud deployments deliver a hybrid solution for your business to grow.
Posted: 03 Nov 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

Rackspace

Virdata's Internet of Things Platform and IBM SoftLayer
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This exclusive video explores the partner the strategic data insight arm of Technicolor turned to for its virtual machines, bare metal, storage solutions, and much more.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 03 Apr 2014

IBM

Best Management Practices for Server Virtualization
sponsored by CloudPhysics
EGUIDE: Despite the growth of virtualization, a smooth and successful migration to and management of a virtual machine (VM) isn't guaranteed. In this expert e-guide, examine some frequently asked questions with respect to server virtualization
Posted: 19 Oct 2014 | Published: 19 Oct 2014

CloudPhysics

Considerations for Third-Party and Server Appliance Tools
sponsored by Rackspace
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine what types of tools are available to help IT shops monitor storage performance in VMware server environments. Get advice about, discover the benefits of, and explore the drawbacks of third-party storage performance monitoring tools.
Posted: 30 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2014

Rackspace

It's Time to Generate a Virtual Server Battery Backup Plan
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide offers up some strategies for reducing power consumption which will lower the risk of your critical VMs going down during an outage.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2014

IBM

Key Considerations for VM Battery Life and Restoration
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide reveals 10 common causes of virtual machine restore failure and covers how to create a virtual server battery backup plan.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

IBM

Avoiding the Data Apocalypse: Mitigating and Minimizing Data Disasters
sponsored by Commvault
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

How to Handle Business Data Protection Needs in a Physical or Virtual Environment
sponsored by 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

arcserve

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®

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 EMC Converged Platforms.
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

EMC Converged Platforms.

Moving Technology Infrastructure into the Future: Value and Performance through Consolidation
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

VMware Brings New Features and Enhancements to vSphere 5.5 Platform
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Explore this technical whitepaper to learn about what's new in VMware vSphere 5.5 Platform.
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell and VMware

ESG Study - Citrix and HP Help Deliver Alternative Desktop Solutions
sponsored by Citrix and HP
VIDEO: Watch this webcast to learn about a desktop virtualization combined solution that will enable you to move, manage, and secure virtual desktops and components from a central location.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 29 May 2014

Citrix and HP

ESG Study - Predictably Deploy Alternative Desktop Delivery with HP and Citrix
sponsored by Citrix and HP
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn about an architecture strategy that can help you consolidate your hardware without sacrificing performance in your virtual desktop environment.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 28 May 2014

Citrix and HP

Flash in the SAN – Panacea or Placebo?
sponsored by PernixData
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of deploying flash storage in the SAN. These benefits include lower storage costs, improved scalability and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

PernixData
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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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