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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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Virtual Machine Reports
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US Healthcare Provider Begins 5,000+ VM Migration to the Cloud
sponsored by Velostrata
CASE STUDY: How would you go about migrating thousands of systems from on-premise to the cloud? Access this case study to find out which primary needs they addressed, the capabilities they needed to find, and how they were ultimately able to migrate over 5,000 systems.
Posted: 08 Jun 2017 | Published: 08 Jun 2017

Velostrata

Get More from Hyperconvergence
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: How do you keep pace in today's idea-driven economy while alleviating the strain on your IT? Hyperconvergence. This white paper displays the impact an enterprise-grade VM vending machine has on midsized businesses, enabling you to quickly deploy VMs, simplify IT operations, and reduce overall costs.
Posted: 24 May 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

5 Ways to Improve Hyper-V Backup
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: 70% of enterprises that use VM-specific data protection tools want their entire global data protection consolidated into a single unified data protection platform. Hyper-V and VMware both aim to be that platform, but they need a little boost. Access this white paper to learn 5 ways that one platform is making the most of your backup platform.
Posted: 27 Apr 2017 | Published: 27 Apr 2017

Veritas

Containers Rise to the Challenges of Hybrid IT
sponsored by Red Hat
CASE STUDY: Containers are one way to get software to run reliably when migrating from one environment to another. Access this analyst paper for case studies from two different kinds of organizations that have already benefited significantly from containers.
Posted: 21 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Red Hat

Combine the Best of On-premise Virtualization with Public Cloud for High Performing IT
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper highlights the benefits of implementing a hybrid on premises/public cloud infrastructure model, and outlines expert recommendations for effective deployment. Read on to prevent VM sprawl in your current infrastructure, and prepare to merge with public cloud.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

IBM

Aligning the Network with Digital Transformation, Cloud, and Customer Engagement
sponsored by Windstream Communications
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper examines how digital transformation and cloud computing have necessitated a significant reassessment of the WAN. . It also considers how and why SD-WAN has arisen as a technological answer to that challenge.
Posted: 13 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Windstream Communications

What are The Trends that Continue to Drive Adoption of Virtualized IT and Virtualization-Specific Backup?
sponsored by Veeam Software
RESEARCH CONTENT: As businesses move more workloads to virtual machines, backup requirements are changing dramatically. Read about just what effects this shift in backup requirements has caused in this ESG research report, which explains why flexibility and agility are the most important aspects of modern backup, the top 5 data recovery challenges, and more.
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Veeam Software

Deliver Better Backup and Data Availability to Combat VM Sprawl
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: In order to combat data growth and VM sprawl, you need to rethink backup. In this white paper, learn about a virtual-based backup program that can enable future-proofing with easy scalability, lower ongoing backup costs, and more.
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Published: 11 Apr 2017

Veeam Software

The Secure Virtual Desktop Streamlines Clinical Workflow
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: When it works well, a secure virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) can keep two healthcare factions happy: physicians and IT professionals. In this e-guide, learn more about the benefits of secure VDI and its applications in the healthcare industry.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Published: 10 Apr 2017

Pure Storage

Hyper-Consolidation: Unleash the Power and Get the Performance You Paid For
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
EBOOK: Most organizations are afflicted with a disease called "server sprawl." Overspending on servers for improved input/output (I/O) isn't the cure. Access this e-book to learn how hyper-consolidation optimizes your I/O capacity and why scale-out and web-scale computing can't solve the problem.
Posted: 03 Apr 2017 | Published: 03 Apr 2017

DataCore Software Corporation

Next stage of virtualisation: Containers
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: The buzz and hype surrounding container technologies has reached fever pitch in recent years, prompting CIOs and IT decision makers to mull over what role, if any, they should and could play in their digital transformation plans.
Posted: 03 Apr 2017 | Published: 03 Apr 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Definitive Guide to VDI and Architecturing End-User Computing Solutions
sponsored by Nutanix
EBOOK: This e-book dives into infrastructure design for VDI and end-user computing (EUC) environments, and covers the points that you will have to consider during your EUC infrastructure design process. Read on to learn all about architectural principles, infrastructure alternatives, and storage types.
Posted: 17 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Nutanix

The Essential Guide to VM-aware Storage (VAS)
sponsored by Tintri
RESOURCE: Access this essential guide for VM-aware storage (VAS) to get a close-up look at a new category of storage—one with operating systems built on virtual machines, and specifically attuned to virtualization and cloud. If you've got a large virtual footprint, here's your chance to explore VAS' capabilities.
Posted: 15 Mar 2017 | Published: 15 Mar 2017

Tintri

5 Reasons That Flash and VAS are The Keys to Enterprise Cloud
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to discover 5 reasons why incorporating VM-aware storage (VAS) into your flash system can help you maximize the benefits of both public and private cloud environments.
Posted: 15 Mar 2017 | Published: 15 Mar 2017

Tintri

What You Need-to-Know Before Jumping into Containers
sponsored by Nirmata
EGUIDE: There's a lot of buzz about what containers can do, but the technology is new and there are gaps that still need to be filled. Read this e-guide to learn what the experts are saying about containers and why you need to be cautious in planning your container strategy.
Posted: 30 May 2017 | Published: 23 May 2017


Should You Let Software Define Your Data Center?
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EZINE: In this exclusive handbook, IT expert Dan Kusnetzky cuts into the hype surrounding the software-defined data center, and suggests ways IT decision makers can evaluate whether the SDDC is the right path forward.
Posted: 22 May 2017 | Published: 06 Jun 2016

SearchServerVirtualization

Fast-Forward Business with IT Automation
sponsored by VMware and Circle IT
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, learn how to automate your IT and application delivery process to meet the demands of the cloud.
Posted: 03 May 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

VMware and Circle IT

Fast-Forward Business with On-Demand App Deployments
sponsored by VMware and Presidio
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, learn how to automate your IT and application delivery process to meet the demands of the cloud.
Posted: 01 May 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

VMware and Presidio

Fast-Forward Business with IT
sponsored by VMware and Presidio
RESOURCE: In this resource, learn how network automation can provide your organization with the speed it needs to keep up with today's most pressing IT trends.
Posted: 28 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

VMware and Presidio

Simplifying Storage Allocations for Virtual Desktops
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: "How can I simplify storage allocation for virtual desktops?" You asked the question, we have the answer. Read on to discover how to address storage allocation requirements of both the operating system and apps, and VDI user data, in this expert guide.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 20 Apr 2017

Pure Storage

VDI Hardware Evaluation Checklist
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: Organizations considering VDI must exercise caution when choosing the hardware on which to run their platform. From this e-guide, learn how to choose the right VDI hardware for your deployment. Read on to access a five-point checklist for selection, and more.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 20 Apr 2017

Pure Storage

Ten Methods of Improving Virtual Server Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: Performance monitoring for virtual storage is very difficult due to the hypervisor lacking the insight into what's happening with that storage. This expert guide illustrates how to improve the performance of your virtual server storage with 10 proven methods.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 17 Apr 2017

Pure Storage

Converged vs. Hyper-Converged: What Does Your Data Center Need?
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: The goal of converged architecture is to alleviate pressure on overworked data centers, but it all goes to waste if you don't have the right system in place to compliment your existing IT investments. This e-guide covers the basics you need to know in order to get started with data center convergence.
Posted: 06 Apr 2017 | Published: 04 Apr 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Virtual Server Bottlenecks Among Most Troubling Data Storage Problems
sponsored by Lenovo
EGUIDE: Whether physical servers or VMs, there are any number of places where data can be held up. Download this e-guide to learn how to troubleshoot server bottlenecks created by running multiple VMs, and solve NAS and software-defined storage performance problems.
Posted: 21 Mar 2017 | Published: 14 Mar 2017

Lenovo

How Azure Stack Aims to Solve Hybrid Cloud Challenges
sponsored by Rackspace
EGUIDE: Microsoft's Azure Stack intends to bridge the gap between private virtual machine infrastructure and public cloud, as well as tackle other hybrid cloud challenges. What potential does Azure hold for your IT team? Hold will it impact the different aspects of your cloud computing strategy?
Posted: 09 Mar 2017 | Published: 06 Mar 2017

Rackspace
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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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