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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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Hyper-converged Infrastructure: A Look at the History and Current Market
sponsored by Stratoscale
ANALYST REPORT: Take a look at the hyper-converged infrastructure market and how it's growing into a popular infrastructure for organizations. You'll gain insight into, driving issues, trends, history, and implementation, key features of hyper-converged infrastructure, top use cases for hyper-converged infrastructure, and more.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Stratoscale

Should You Let Software Define Your Data Center?
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: 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: 06 Jun 2016 | Published: 06 Jun 2016

SearchServerVirtualization

Data reduction methods for the all-flash data center
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: The benefits of all-flash data centers make it seem like a dream, but data reduction methods are turning them into reality. This exclusive guide will teach you about all-flash data centers, why you need one and the stages to go through in order to achieve success.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

FlexApp™ Integration with FlexCast Models from Citrix
sponsored by Liquidware Labs
WHITE PAPER: Explore the relationship between FlexApp and Citrix and discover the benefits of an application layering approach. You'll learn how you can reduce management overhead and the number of golden images.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 20 May 2016

Liquidware Labs

Backup & Replication for Linux OS
sponsored by Veeam Software
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Discover a guide on how to successfully integrate and configure a backup and replication solution with Linux operating systems and virtual machines. Learn how you can ensure your enterprise performs transaction-consistent backups and full VM file restorations.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 02 Jun 2016

Veeam Software

Arbitration Forums Leverages Non-Persistent VDI to Drive New Levels of Efficiency And Security
sponsored by Liquidware Labs
CASE STUDY: Find out how Arbitration Forums Inc. was able to simplify the migration to a virtual environment by managing the user profile and data has transformed their maintenance activities. You'll learn how they were able to drive new levels of efficiency and security.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Liquidware Labs

Non-Persistence Pays Off For University
sponsored by Liquidware Labs
CASE STUDY: Find out how one university system eased the migration from persistent virtual desktops to a non-persistent model while also simplifying the management of user profiles and the user desktop management seamlessly after the migration.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

Liquidware Labs

Virtualization Security: Know Your Options
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top three options for delivering security to your virtual servers. Go in-depth on agent-based security, agentless security and light agent security to see which option fits your unique IT architecture.
Posted: 25 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Kaspersky Lab

Automation in a multi-cloud world: The key to agility
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: CMPs automation is a key factor in what separates the successful from the failures as it can dramatically speed up application delivery and timing is everything. This white paper highlights the benefits of CMPs and automation including maximizing hardware efficiency gains and accelerating infrastructure delivery. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 25 May 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

VMware

Data Protection Considerations for Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by Veritas
ANALYST REPORT: Arguably, nothing in the last decade has been more transformative to how IT is delivered than server virtualization. Discover in this analyst report the top 10 challenges in protecting virtual environments, and learn a modern approach to protecting and recovering your converged infrastructure and hyperconverged environments.
Posted: 25 May 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Veritas

Storage Efficiencies with Hyper-V at the Virtual and Physical Layer
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Storage tools are important because of the efficiencies they offer, but if you're too afraid of the risks associated with them to fully explore their capabilities, then what good are they? Access this white paper now for an in-depth look at several powerful storage tools and learn how to mitigate their associated risks.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

Veeam Software

Ten essential network virtualization definitions
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: There is some confusion surrounding network virtualization as there is no one definition. In this exclusive guide, you'll find ten definitions to help you better understand the basics and build the best software-defined network possible.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 17 May 2016

VMware

IBM Data Protection for Virtual Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization can be quite beneficial, but it presents just as many challenges. Read on to learn about an independent research group's findings about how one major company's service sets about tackling these challenges to protect data for virtual environments.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

IBM

Building a hybrid network with SDN, network virtualization
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: Considering the benefits they offer, it is critical to understand SDN and network virtualization technologies. This exclusive guide will dispel any lingering confusion about SDN and network virtualization and help you determine exactly what to look for when considering vendors.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 17 May 2016

VMware

Why You Need Virtualization-Aware Storage
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: Virtual infrastructure and storage have only been able to mesh at the most basic levels until now. Discover how virtualization-aware storage works, the benefits you'll realize and the top five reasons you can't afford to fall behind this technological curve.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

Tegile

Peeking At the Future with Giant Monster Virtual Machines
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Compute power is increasing at an astonishing rate, but what are the upper limits of current technology? One project brought three industry leaders to find out. Learn about the findings and what this means for the future of virtual machines.
Posted: 19 May 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

IBM

Virtual Client Computing Software Vendor Assessment
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at the virtual client computing (VCC) market and evaluate each vendor's strengths and challenges, what characteristics to look at when evaluating client virtualization approaches and what four client virtualization software technologies comprise the VCC market.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

VMware

Virtual Storage Best Practices for a VM Environment
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide reveals 5 best practices for implementing a virtual storage platform or using software-defined storage in virtual server environments. Ahead, expert Brien Posey discusses 5 ways to virtualize storage in your organization. Review the pros and cons of each approach.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 02 May 2016

IBM

Virtual Desktops + Simplified App and User Management = Big Savings
sponsored by VMware
RESOURCE: In this white paper, learn about complications that can come with virtualization and how to deal with them. Explore the benefits of an end-to-end virtual desktop management approach that can reduce application delivery costs, deliver the best-in-class experience with more uptime, provide instant app delivery, and more.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 05 May 2016

VMware

How Innovative Systems Maximized Cloud Mobility and Minimized Disk Space
sponsored by Commvault
VIDEO: Innovative Systems needed a backup solution for their Microsoft scale-out file server that would continue to be compatible with future Microsoft technologies. This video reveals the strategy that empowered them to protect private cloud data, minimize disk space, and more.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Premiered: 07 Dec 2015

Commvault

The Benefits of Deduplication for Tier-1 Applications
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: This custom site takes a look at deduplication features of the SimpliVity platform and its effect on database storage performance. Access now and learn what is different about SimpliVity deduplication and find out how this platform can also benefit Tier-1 applications.
Posted: 28 Apr 2016 | Published: 28 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

Case Study: Christie Digital Protects Big Data
sponsored by Commvault
VIDEO: In this webcast, witness how Christie Digital utilized a backup and data management solution to ensure their data can be protected and recovered quickly, easily, and efficiently. See how you can secure your virtual environments, regardless of the size of your data volumes.
Posted: 28 Apr 2016 | Premiered: 18 Nov 2015

Commvault

Data Virtualization Provides VM Mobility Between Data Centers
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: Access this custom article to learn how enabling hybrid cloud mobility starts with a data virtualization platform that can allow rapid VM mobility between data centers. You find out how a hyperconverged system delivers this virtualized data platform, making VM storage mobile and software-defined.
Posted: 27 Apr 2016 | Published: 27 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

How to Backup All You Want Without Consequences
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: Find out how hyperconverged systems are simplifying VM backups and allowing you to backup VMs as often as you want, with no performance impact while improving the management of multiple backup schedules.
Posted: 26 Apr 2016 | Published: 26 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

Predictable VDI Performance From PoC to Production
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: Learn how hyperconverged infrastructures enable performance per desktop to remain constant as your VDI project rollout progresses. Plus find out how this approach compares with a conventional infrastructure project so you can best weigh all the pros and cons.
Posted: 26 Apr 2016 | Published: 26 Apr 2016

SimpliVity
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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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