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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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Accelerate IT. Innovate with Cloud
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource overviews how to prepare for the cloud and the latest virtualization technologies that can help you achieve your cloud goals and transform your IT landscape.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013

VMware

Increase SAP agility, resilience, efficiency with Vblock systems
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Like many companies, Columbia Sportswear needed to revamp their aging ERP system, as the infrastructure had become complex and difficult to support. Read this brief case study to discover how Columbia deployed a converged infrastructure and leveraged virtualization to gain agility, resilience and efficiency for running a new SAP system.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Chalk Talk Video Series (3): Ensuring Data Protection with VMware
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
VIDEO: Check out this short video to explore a backup solution that was specifically built to protect virtual environments.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 16 Jul 2013

VMware, Inc.

Top 10 Advantages of the Hitachi Unified Storage VM All Flash System
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This two page white paper provides you with the top ten advantages of the Hitachi Unified Storage VM all flash system.
Posted: 12 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Top 10 considerations for getting started with virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Whether you're well-invested or just getting started, check out this IT brief to review the top 10 considerations for effective virtualization.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 26 Jun 2013

VMware

How Virtualization is Key to Managing Risk: A Guide to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
sponsored by VMware
EBOOK: This valuable resource explores how virtualization can support your disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity efforts. Inside, learn about the benefits of virtualization, uncover real-world DR case studies, and more.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Published: 24 Jun 2013

VMware

Podcast: Network Visibility: Thinking Outside the Box
sponsored by Ixia
PODCAST: This podcast explores the evolution of the data center and the impact that virtualization has had. Listen now to learn how to address the evolving components of modern data centers.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Premiered: Jun 24, 2013

Ixia

Network Visibility: Thinking Outside the Box
sponsored by Ixia
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Watch this webcast to explore the challenges that virtualization presents and learn about a scalable solution that will help you achieve visibility into all of your environments.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Premiered: 24 Jun 2013

Ixia

Building a Home Lab for VMware vSphere 5.1
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is not intended to be an in-depth review of how to install and configure vSphere 5.1, but rather an example scenario of a used and known implementation strategy that works.
Posted: 18 Jun 2013 | Published: 18 Jun 2013

Global Knowledge

Architecture and Core Capabilities of NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This technical report provides an overview of NetApp® clustered Data ONTAP® 8.2, including basic components of the hardware and software architecture.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 12 Jun 2013

NetApp

Virtualization Realized - eBook
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: You've probably heard the benefits of virtualization, but may still be wondering how it can work for your company. Access this comprehensive e-book to learn from 14 real-world examples how successful companies harnessed virtualization to modernize their IT environment, optimize application performance, increase system availability, and more.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Tuning Performance, Capacity Management Ch. 3
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EGUIDE: As data centers continue to virtualize resources, server capacity planning poses new challenges. While these modern data center trends have enabled profound flexibility, they also require IT pros to better plan for spikes in resource demand. This article examines the issues for modern-day server capacity planning.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 17 Jul 2013

SearchDataCenter.com

Baylor College of Medicine Ensures Integrity of Groundbreaking Scientific Research with VMware vFabric Hyperic
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How did Baylor College of Medicine achieve comprehensive application monitoring, as well as reduce response time, increase speed of resolution, and improve virtualization performance? Read this case study to find out!
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

VMware, Inc.

Constructing the best server environment for SAP
sponsored by SearchSAP
EGUIDE: Access this expert three-part handbook to get a comprehensive overview of what to look for in SAP applications, with a focus on evaluating hardware for running an SAP environment. Explore the differences between vendors, learn the challenges of virtualizing SAP landscapes, and discover the case for SAP Business Suite.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 15 Jul 2013

SearchSAP

The Software-Defined Data Center and the New Hitachi Unified Compute Platform
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a new approach to data centre design and operations. Explore the details and advantages of this optimisation strategy and find out how it can help you solve management, complexity and reliability challenges within your infrastructure.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 15 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

E-Guide: Virtualize your Exchange Servers the Right Way
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide, from searchServerVirtualization.com, explores the hardware, storage and memory requirements for Exchange virtualization. Also, discover other important considerations for virtualizing exchange such as how to select the right hypervisor.
Posted: 09 Jul 2013 | Published: 09 Jul 2013

Dell, Inc.

Expert Guide to Managing the Challenges of Server Virtualization
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EBOOK: This expert e-book examines the challenges that come with server virtualization, including virtual machine sprawl, virtual machine lifecycle management and resource provisioning, as well as management strategies to help you overcome these obstacles.
Posted: 09 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Dell, Inc.

Cloud Computing VS. Virtualization
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide takes a look at the key differences between cloud computing and virtualization. Learn more about the four stages of IT virtualization maturity that organizations must complete to effectively deploy a private cloud.
Posted: 09 Jul 2013 | Published: 09 Jul 2013

EMC Corporation

What is Virtualization and how does it affect my Company?
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a detailed analysis into simplifying your server setup – putting all of your important business applications in one place with server virtualization. Find out what virtualization can do for your business.
Posted: 08 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Dell, Inc.

5 Backup Features to Ensure Compliance
sponsored by APTARE
WHITE PAPER: In this brief resource, you will discover how a storage backup manager eliminates the complexity and manual labor associated with SOX auditing by automatically collecting backup data in real time and storing it in a central web-based repository where administrators and auditors can access, analyze and record the information.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

APTARE

What to Look For in a Data Protection Solution for Virtual Environments - Data Sheet
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This three page white paper provides you with four "must have" features to consider ensuring your backup and recovery solution provides the best data and system protection for any virtual environment.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

Symantec Corporation

Agent vs Agentless VM Backup and Recovery - Data Sheet
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief paper condenses the confusion of what a backup agent is or does with unbiased information so you can make the right choice for your environment. Check out each method now highlighting the pros and cons of each so you can make informed decisions without any distractions.
Posted: 11 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Symantec Corporation

Dell Mobile Clinical Computing - AlwaysOn Point of Care
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses why modernization of the point-of-care desktop has become an urgent health IT priority. Inside, learn how the right virtualization architecture can give caregivers the information access and protection that they need.
Posted: 11 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Dell and VMware

PropertyRoom.com Elevates Online Auction Business with Savvis Symphony
sponsored by SAVVIS
CASE STUDY: Explore this case study to realize how one organization deployed a private cloud infrastructure specifically designed to provide dedicated, secure, virtualized hosting. Realize how they were able to reduce physical servers by 65 % with this advance virtualization strategy.
Posted: 10 Jun 2013 | Published: 10 Jun 2013

SAVVIS

Storage Magazine: How to improve your virtual server storage setups
sponsored by IBM.
EZINE: In this expert e-zine, featuring server virtualization and storage expert, David Davis, you will gain insight through the process of tweaking virtual server storage setups and discover ten tips that provide practical guidance you can use today to improve the performance of several virtual storage systems.
Posted: 28 May 2013 | Published: 28 May 2013

IBM.
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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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