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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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Next Generation Data centre Index – Cycle III
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ANALYST REPORT: Organisations that are investing in key areas of IT and changing their mindset in the way they approach IT are well ahead of those just trying to save money,  say analysts Clive Longbottom and Bob Tarzey.
Posted: 27 Aug 2013 | Published: 27 Aug 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

VM Storage: Dos and Don’ts
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EGUIDE: This e-guide examines server virtualization through a storage lens and outlines tools and techniques you can leverage to maximize performance.
Posted: 12 Aug 2013 | Published: 12 Aug 2013

SearchStorage.com

Today's Cloud Management—Scalable, Open, Extensible
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VIDEO: This short video explores an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering that builds upon a collection of more than 60 open source projects.
Posted: 06 Aug 2013 | Premiered: 19 Jul 2013

Red Hat

Best Practices for Streamlining Administration in Heterogeneous Virtualized Environments
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the nature of today's heterogeneous virtual infrastructures and explains why traditional management challenges are magnified in them. Find out why mixed virtual environments are becoming increasingly common and obtain best practices for meeting their unique performance requirements.
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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Protecting applications and data in a virtual world with AppAssure
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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
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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
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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

September Information Security Magazine
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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

Unified Backup: Virtual & Physical
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In independent testing, researchers found Dell AppAssure offered advantages in ease-of-use and backup/recovery time. AppAssure's image-level backup technology can essentially eliminate the potential for data loss by creating closely spaced recovery points for mission-critical applications, such as Exchange, SQL and SharePoint. Read the Report
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 03 Sep 2013

Dell Software

Deploying and Optimizing SQL Server for Virtual Machines
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain deeper insight into the four critical resource areas that impact database performance and reliability in a virtual machine.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 29 Aug 2013

SolarWinds, Inc.

HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000: Enterprise for the Mid-range
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This informative paper explores a proven storage system that delivers a scalable and resilient platform for you company to succeed in today's IT. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 27 Aug 2013 | Published: 27 Aug 2013

AdvizeX Technologies

Storage made effortless: HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage
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DATA SHEET: This informative resource explores an advanced storage platform that delivers effortless, efficient and proven storage capabilities to businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Posted: 27 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

AdvizeX Technologies

Hyper-V® 2012 vs. vSphere™ 5.1 - Understanding the Differences
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In order to help vSphere administrators make the knowledge leap between VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, this paper will outline the differences between the currently shipping products from both VMware and Microsoft: vSphere 5.1 and Hyper-V 2012. Discover key features in the products and be exposed to the feature details as that may exist.
Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | Published: 26 Aug 2013

SolarWinds, Inc.

Demystifying Deduplication for Backup with the Dell DR4000
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: A disruption in the availability of data can break business continuity. Any good impact analysis must consider how quickly data access can be restored and how recent the data must be. Tape backup is no longer effective for all scenarios, and disk-based backup presents challenges as well. Is data deduplication the answer? Read the White Paper
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Dell Software

ESG Lab Validation Report: Dell PowerVaultDL4000 Appliance
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: IT teams today are faced with swelling data volumes and expanding virtualization, both of which complicate the protection landscape and challenge your staff's resources. The DL4000 protects both physical and virtual servers, nearly eliminating backup windows and providing recovery assurance for data and applications. Read the Report
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell Software

Converged Storage vs. Best-of-Breed and Reference Architecture: Merits, Challenges, Costs, and Performance
sponsored by OnX USA LLC
EGUIDE: This e-guide explains how converged systems can help companies avoid this vicious cycle and surveys the major trends and contenders in the marketplace.
Posted: 14 Aug 2013 | Published: 14 Aug 2013

OnX USA LLC

Expert Steps for Meeting VM Storage and Backup Requirements
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines how storage fits into the virtualization equation and points out the unique challenges associated with backing up virtual machines.
Posted: 12 Aug 2013 | Published: 12 Aug 2013

EMC Corporation

Oracle VM: Designing, Creating and Testing an Oracle VM 3.2 Environment
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: New to Oracle VM and not sure where to start? This technical whitepaper including best practices will walk you through the process of design, creation and test of Oracle VM.
Posted: 12 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Oracle Corporation

Oracle VM 3: Integrating Oracle VM into a Disaster Recovery Solution using SAN
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative white paper to find out how to use your SAN to integrate Oracle VM into a multisite disaster recovery solution to combat the challenges of today's IT.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Dec 2012

Oracle Corporation

Move To Application-Driven Virtualization for Real IT Savings
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Going beyond traditional server virtualization, Oracle VM's application driven virtualization approach not only provides the traditional server virtualization benefits of consolidation, reliability and flexibility but also delivers a unique integrated solution to addressing critical business needs.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

Oracle Corporation

Storage for VMware: Ch. 1 – Architectural Choices
sponsored by SearchVirtualStorage.com
EBOOK: This ebook offers practical tips and expert analysis on topics such as migration, thin provisioning and vStorage APIs.   Access it now to outline your VMware storage strategy and make the most of your virtualized environment.
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013


Delivering on the Promise of SDN & Network Virtualization Today
sponsored by Netsocket
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores why legacy solutions to ongoing network challenges fall flat, and examines how software-defined networking (SDN) and network virtualization technologies can effectively address today's network pain points.
Posted: 07 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Netsocket

Guidelines and best practices for virtual systems in health care IT
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchHealthIT.com offers nine rules every health care facility should follow when adopting virtualized technologies. Uncover the risks and rewards involved with utilizing virtual systems, and learn more about what the future is likely to bring.
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 | Published: 15 May 2013

HP & Intel®

Kettering Health Network and their use of P4800 and VDI
sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® processors
CASE STUDY: This white paper demonstrates how Kettering Health Network - a top 10 U.S. health system three years running - adopted client virtualization technology to make it easier for clinicians to access applications and records no matter where they are located in the facility. This helps maximize clinician-patient time by reducing clinician-PC time.
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2012

HP and Intel® Xeon® processors

EMC VSPEX End User Computing Solutions With VMware vSphere and VMware View
sponsored by OnX USA LLC
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper explores a storage infrastructure that eliminates the planning and configuration burdens that are associated with adopting an end-user computing solution.
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 29 Jun 2012

OnX USA LLC
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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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