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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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Tech Tips: VMware vSphere with Operations Management
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This tech guide offers 10 tips for effectively utilizing operations management tools in your VMware environment for advanced health monitoring and performance analytics, enhanced capacity management and optimization and in-depth operations information and root cause analysis.
Posted: 10 May 2013 | Published: 10 May 2013

VMware

Assessing the TCO of Unified vs. Parallel Backup Solutions for Virtual Environments
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses what to look for in a virtualization protection solution and explores the features and benefits of both separate and unified solutions for protecting the virtual components of a modern infrastructure. Read on to discover the total cost of ownership of these two types of solutions and learn the ins and outs of each.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

Symantec Corporation

KVM Security in the Cloud: A Choice That Matters
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The resource overviews KVM security and its use in virtualized, multi-tenant cloud scenarios. Examine how open source virtualization leverages SE Linux and its tight integration with Linux kernel to provide a secure computing environment for both end-users and service providers.
Posted: 06 May 2013 | Published: 06 May 2013

Global Knowledge

Multi-Hypervisor Environments: Worth the Work?
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
EZINE: Are multi-hypervisor environments the right solution to virtualization oligarchy? Perhaps, but CIOs must also beware adding unnecessary complexities.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

SearchCIO.com

Storage Through the Looking Glass
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: This analyst report aims to help you take a much needed step away from the technical detail of storage to create some strategic perspective.
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 22 Apr 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Smart cards: security risks
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security Thesis series assess the new features introduced in Java Card 3 Connected Edition smart card specification and their associated security risks.
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Published: 17 Apr 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Special Report on HP
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WHITE PAPER: This 12 page special report from Computer Weekly gives you the facts on HP, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 23 Mar 2013 | Published: 22 Mar 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments
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BOOK: This extract from the book Virtualization Security, includes a 30% discount for Computer Weekly readers.
Posted: 20 Feb 2013 | Published: 20 Feb 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Accenture Technology Vision 2013
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IT BRIEFING: Accenture's technology vision assesses the impact of digital technology on the enterprise in 2013 and offers action points for CIOs and business leaders.
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 | Published: 19 Feb 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Network Evolution University: Deploying Network Virtualization
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This classroom deep dives on technologies that include SDN, virtual network overlays and virtualization platforms.
Posted: 15 Feb 2013 | Premiered: 15 Feb 2013

SearchNetworking.com

Virtualization of Video Infrastructure
sponsored by Vidyo, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As virtualization spreads users across the globe, organizations are seeking solutions to keep their users connected. View this white paper to learn how the virtualization of video is helping make these options more affordable and flexible for businesses today.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Vidyo, Inc.

SanDisk FlashSoft for VMware vSphere
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this brief white paper, you will get insight into an innovative SanDisk product that accelerates application performance in VMware guest machines.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SanDisk Corporation

Virtualization Best Practices to Accelerate Virtual Machine Migration
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses virtualization best practices and key advice about accelerating VM migration with VM provisioning software.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 24 Apr 2013

VMware, Inc.

Server Virtualization Trends and Predictions to Watch for in 2013
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide features a discussion among SearchServerVirtualization's Advisory Board about emerging virtualization trends, buzzwords, and benchmarks in 2013.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 24 Apr 2013

VMware, Inc.

Best Practices for Getting Started with Virtualization
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide offers 10 best practices for getting started with virtualization.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 24 Apr 2013

VMware, Inc.

IT Checklist: 5 tips to achieve cloud, virtualization nirvana
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This e-book presents 5 essential tech tips for IT leaders preparing to take their first step toward a virtualized infrastructure.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 | Published: 19 Apr 2013

VMware, Inc.

Nim See Seng Leasing facilitates growth with new IT landscape: Using smarter approaches to streamlining business processes with IBM Power Systems
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Follow this customer case study to hear how one organization deployed an advanced virtualization strategy to enhance performance of their ERP web apps and enable real-time data backup and recovery while reducing costs in their IT landscape.
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | Published: 16 Apr 2013

IBM

Cisco® ONE: Framework for the Internet of Everything
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how leveraging Cisco ONE can help service providers enjoy the benefits of tomorrow's network and software innovations, harness network value, increase business agility, and achieve greater operational efficiency than ever before.
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Network Evolution April 2013
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: This month's issue Network Evolution takes a hardcore look at the hybrid cloud horizon to explore the future possibility of networking across disparate clouds.
Posted: 02 Apr 2013 | Published: 02 Apr 2013

SearchNetworking.com

Virtualization in Multihypervisor Environments
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: This virtualization e-guide discusses the hidden traps that threaten today's virtualized data centers and offers advice for overcoming obstacles such as virtual machine sprawl,  balancing resource provisioning, and improving VM lifecycle management. Gain expert tips for maximizing your virtualization potential.
Posted: 14 Mar 2013 | Published: 14 Mar 2013

SearchServerVirtualization

E-Book: Virtualizing Your Infrastructure Chapter 2: Virtualization Management Strategies and Guidelines
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: Get an analysis of challenges that accompany server virtualization, and strategies to address them.
Posted: 07 Mar 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SearchDataCenter.com

FAQ: How can Virtualized Storage be Used for Medical Images?
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: This E-Guide explores frequently asked questions related to the use of virtualized storage technology for medical images. Additionally, with stringent regulations forcing health care organizations to generate electronic records, virtualized storage is becoming an increasingly viable option.
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 | Published: 26 Feb 2013

HP & Intel®

Virtual Server Backup Software: Best Practices for the Data Center
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: In this E-Guide from SearchDataCenter.com, we explore the differences between physical server and virtual server backups to help you better evaluate available tools and choose the best solution for your enterprise's needs.
Posted: 22 Feb 2013 | Published: 22 Feb 2013

Symantec Corporation

The Evolution of Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from SearchServerVirtualization.com describes the evolution of converged infrastructure and explores how it solves the growing compatibility, scalability, and performance issues inherent to white box servers. View now to learn more!
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 | Published: 21 Feb 2013

HP & Intel®

The New Network: Software-Defined Networking Gets Real
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: Take a look at what lies behind the software-defined data center network to uncover if data center convergence will truly become a reality and if we will finally achieve the total orchestration and automation in a virtualized environment we've been waiting for.
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 | Published: 14 Feb 2013

SearchNetworking.com
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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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