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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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The Buyer's Guide to Virtual & Physical Data Protection
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores the current state of data protection. Discover the business goals for modern data protection and get an overview of top technical approaches to protecting your data in today's virtualized IT. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 07 Oct 2013 | Published: 07 Oct 2013

Dell Software

Performance Analysis Unified Backup Virtual & Physical
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores two backup and recovery solutions built for physical and virtual environments. Discover what each of them has to offer, how they stack up against each other and find out which one triumphs over the other. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 04 Oct 2013 | Published: 02 Jul 2012

Dell Software

Performance Analysis - Unified Virtual Infrastructure Backup
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores two backup and recovery software solutions built for today's virtualized environments. Discover what each of them has to offer, how they stack up against each other and find out which one triumphs over the other. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 03 Oct 2013 | Published: 21 Aug 2013

Dell Software

The Software-Defined Datacenter: What It Means to the CIO
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This independent study takes a look at the immediate advantages of virtualization vs. longer-term concerns, and outlines what will be needed to prepare for the future of a software-defined datacenter.
Posted: 02 Oct 2013 | Published: 02 Oct 2012

VMware, Inc.

NSM Insurance Stores 58TB of Data in 1.4TB of Disk Using ExaGrid and Veeam
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Check out this paper to explore how one company implemented a disk-based backup solution to conquer all virtualization challenges of today. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 | Published: 27 Sep 2013

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

SAP Virtualization: Technology Options To Consider
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, gain core tips for getting started, along with an overview of the specialized skills your virtualization administrators need.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

EMC Corporation

Maximize The ROI of an SAP Virtualization Project
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: There are several steps organizations can take to generate ROI from SAP virtualization projects and reap the benefits of virtualization more quickly. In this e-guide, learn about the pros and cons of SAP virtualization. Read on to uncover tips for achieving substantial ROI in a timely fashion.
Posted: 07 Oct 2013 | Published: 07 Oct 2013

EMC Corporation

How Effective is Your Backup?
sponsored by EMC Corporation
ASSESSMENT TOOL: You may be facing backup and recovery risks and costs you didn't realize. Check out this assessment tool and answer three simple questions to get the insights you need. Access this now to learn more.
Posted: 03 Oct 2013 | Published: 03 Oct 2013

EMC Corporation

Expert Overview: Storage Choices for Virtual Server Environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the storage factors organizations need to consider when moving to a virtualized infrastructure and offers expert tips for avoiding resource contention and other types of issues and ensuring maximum performance.
Posted: 01 Oct 2013 | Published: 01 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc.

Storage User Demand Study: Many Uses of Internal Storage
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores this new generation of virtual storage and examines the current state of this emerging technology. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

EMC Corporation

SDN use beyond the data centre
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
ANALYST REPORT: This analyst report covers 5 different examples of companies that have experienced many positive results after adopting software-defined networks (SDN), beyond the enterprise data centre.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Mapping Security for your Virtual Environment
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this brief white paper that addresses the concern over managing virtual environment security with an enterprise-ready system that provides full visibility of physical and virtual data center and simplified security policy management.
Posted: 25 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

IDC Technology Spotlight - Continuous Operations for Applications with Multiple Storage Array Access
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores a distributed storage approach within your data center. Read on to discover how this technology can help you, minimize downtime with continuous operations, reduce application complexity and achieve higher storage utilization with increased availability.
Posted: 25 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

EMC Corporation

Storage for VMware: Ch. 3 – Troubleshooting
sponsored by SearchVirtualStorage.com
EBOOK: This expert e-book outlines today's major VMware performance tuning points and asks storage pros to consider everything from network interface cards to CPU-related performance and SSDs as a tool for improving performance. Learn the fundamentals of troubleshooting storage performance issues in a VMware environment with exclusive how-to advice.
Posted: 23 Sep 2013 | Published: 23 Sep 2013


Vmware vSphere Essentials Kit and Essentials Plus Kit
sponsored by Dell and VMware
DATA SHEET: Access this brief data sheet to gain insight on a leading virtualization platform that's affordable for IT environments. Find out how your business can leverage a comprehensive and cost-effective virtualization solution to protection your business, reduce your IT footprint and save on IT costs.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 20 Sep 2013

Dell and VMware

VMware vSphere 5.5 Data sheet
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explores a leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures. Find out how this virtualization platform accelerates the shift to cloud computing for existing data centers and how it reinforces compatible public cloud offerings, forming the foundation for the industry's only hybrid cloud model.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Dell and VMware

Expert Analysis of Convergence: Market Trends and Major Players
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines the latest trends in convergence and takes a look at the newest additions to the evolving marketplace. Find out how hyperconvergence builds on this design principle and discover why experts are convinced this "infrastructure in a box" is here to stay.
Posted: 19 Sep 2013 | Published: 19 Sep 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Converged Infrastructure: Concept and Characteristics of 3 Types of Systems
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide elaborates on the concept behind convergence and explores the compelling reasons to incorporate this design principle into your infrastructure. Explore three degrees of convergence and their key characteristics and determine whether it makes sense to implement these types of systems in your virtual environment.
Posted: 19 Sep 2013 | Published: 19 Sep 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Exploring the shifting roles in test and QA management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Although every company and industry is different, most are using new software practices that are changing the roles of test managers.  In this tip guide, learn the common development trends being seen in the industry and get advice for test and QA managers.
Posted: 18 Sep 2013 | Published: 18 Sep 2013

CA Technologies.

Barley Snyder Maximizes VDI Performance with PernixData FVP
sponsored by PernixData
WEBCAST: Summit technology consulting group, a leading reseller in Pennsylvania, discusses how they helped Barley Snyder overcome VDI performance obstacles using the PernixData Flash Hypervisor.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Premiered: Sep 16, 2013

PernixData

Storage Magazine - September 2013
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EZINE: This expert resource delves into storage decisions events that deliver practical advice and technical guidance from the world's most renowned storage experts. These events offer tips and vendor-neutral advice for tackling current issues and help you avoid falling behind by providing exclusive insight into market trends and emerging technologies.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

Dell and VMware

Drill Down: Allocating and Configuring Storage for Virtual Machines
sponsored by IBM.
EBOOK: Check out this expert resource to learn how to correctly set up and configure storage to maximize the efficiency and performance of your virtual data center. Read on to learn more about storage for virtual environments, 10 ways to improve virtual server storage, fundamental rules for efficient VM storage environments and more.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

IBM.

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5 - Automated Disaster Recovery Orchestration
sponsored by Dell and VMware
DATA SHEET: This informative paper explores a modern DR technology that provides automated orchestration and nondisruptive testing to simplify DR management for all of your virtualized applications. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell and VMware

Alleviate Data Center Pain Points That Come From Network Bottlenecks
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This resource details a highly strategic product that is fit-for-purpose for today's connectivity requirements and future-ready for the evolving and emerging application-driven needs of tomorrow.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Avaya

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Pro for VMware vSphere Video
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
VIDEO: Check out this short video to explore a complete solution for all the elements in your environment. This technology is a turnkey private cloud infrastructure solution with unified management to enable administrators to quickly provision their data center and manage all the components from a single user interface. View now to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Premiered: 12 Oct 2012

Hitachi Data Systems
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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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