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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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Backing up Big Data - Solving Backup Challenges in an Era of Big Data
sponsored by HP Autonomy
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative paper to explore how to solve backup challenges in today's era of big data. Discover how to address these pain points and find out four things you need to know about big data's impact on backup and recovery. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 19 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

HP Autonomy

The Total Economic Impact of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative paper to explore a DR solution that's built for today's virtualized IT. Find out the total economic impact of this market-leading DR management technology and discover how it can ensure simple and reliable disaster protection for all of your virtualized applications. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Dell and VMware

Storage Magazine: September
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: In the September 2013 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: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 06 Sep 2013

SearchStorage.com

From Virtualization to Cloud Computing
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: This expert e-guide explores virtual management tools available from many different platforms that can streamline management and prepare virtual data centers for the cloud. Tools from the major virtualization vendors and from third parties offer assistance with automation, self-service, security, monitoring, reporting, backups and more.
Posted: 04 Sep 2013 | Published: 04 Sep 2013

SearchServerVirtualization

September Information Security Magazine
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: Industry experts explore key developments that define next-generation firewalls from application awareness to domain-reputation-management, intrusion prevention techniques, and protecting virtual machines. Also uncover the latest global risk assessment that predicts investments in security will finally lead spending in years to come.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

SearchSecurity.com

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

PBS Engineering and Environmental Bolsters Virtualized Environment with Disaster Recovery Efforts and Cuts 40 Percent in Energy Costs
sponsored by Dell and VMware
CASE STUDY: Check out this informative paper to explore a secure DR solution that's built for today's virtualized environments. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Dell and VMware

PBS Engineering and Environmental Bolsters Virtualized Environment with Disaster Recovery Efforts and Cuts 40 Percent in Energy Costs
sponsored by Dell and VMware
CASE STUDY: Learn how one firm improved diaster recovery efforts with virtualization and cut energy costs by 40%.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Dell and VMware

Hitachi Unified Storage VM All Flash System
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
DATA SHEET: Check out this informative paper to explore a unified, all-flash storage solution built for virtual environments. Read on to discover the benefits the technology provides, including improved virtualization performance, a simplified storage environment, reduced operational costs and much more.
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Unified Storage Family
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative paper to explore one leading vendor's unified storage solution that can infuse your overburdened data center with greater flexibility, investment protection and cost savings. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Protecting applications and data in a virtual world with AppAssure
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Data protection in a virtual environment often requires strategies and tools different from those utilized in a physical infrastructure. Dell AppAssure provides holistic data protection for both physical and virtual environments, dramatically improving recovery time and recovery point objectives. Read the Brief
Posted: 04 Sep 2013 | Published: 04 Sep 2013

Dell Software

Dell Data Protection Point of View
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: When a system fails, IT is on the hook to restore data and applications immediately. However, statistics show it takes an average of 18.5 hours to recover data after an outage, and 50 percent of restores end in a loss of critical information. With downtime costs running approximately $5,600 per minute, the stakes are high. Read the White Paper
Posted: 03 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Dell Software

vCPU Sizing Considerations
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides you with the guidance you need to get vCPU sizing right. Discover CPU usage in virtual servers, things to know before you begin analyzing cVPU allocations, additional factors to keep in mind, and the vCPU sizing process.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 05 Jul 2013

Dell Software
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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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