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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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Improving Control of Virtual Machines
sponsored by Commvault
IT BRIEFING: This IT brief examines five areas in which IT can use data protection technologies to realize the full potential of virtualization. Read on to explore a platform that can assist with managing virtual machines.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


The Prescriptive Nature of Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: Access this expert e-book chapter to discover the types of building blocks available for virtualization infrastructures – including reference architectures, converged infrastructures, and hyper-converged infrastructures. Find out when to use each type and the benefits of each type.
Posted: 04 Aug 2015 | Published: 04 Aug 2015


Exploring HCIS Adoption and Awareness in EMEA
sponsored by SimpliVity
EBOOK: In this e-book, explore how the EMEA market is approaching hyperconverged infrastructure solutions (HCIS) today.
Posted: 04 Aug 2015 | Published: 04 Aug 2015


Exploring Hyperconverged Infrastructure in Today's Market
sponsored by SimpliVity
EBOOK: This e-book explores facts and statistics on hyperconvergence in the market today, providing a quick look into how IT pros are approaching this new trend.
Posted: 04 Aug 2015 | Published: 04 Aug 2015


Vendor Comparison: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solutions
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESEARCH CONTENT: In this report by Gartner, explore vendor comparisons for hyperconverged infrastructure solutions and examine the market challenges and recommendations.
Posted: 04 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Hyperconvergence: Inside Look at this Trend's Impact
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE: In this infographic, take a quick look into the emerging IT trend of hyperconverged infrastructure and gain insight into the current market.
Posted: 04 Aug 2015 | Published: 04 Aug 2015


Rethinking Data Center Strategy at Remote Offices
sponsored by SimpliVity
CASE STUDY: In this white paper, explore 2 use cases of organizations improving their remote branch strategy through a hyperconverged infrastructure solution.
Posted: 04 Aug 2015 | Published: 04 Aug 2015


How to Choose Between DAAS and VDI
sponsored by Dimension Data
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide to discover when to use DaaS or VDI within your organization. You'll also explore the management differences of each and who maintains what – the customer or provider – in VDI and DaaS environments.
Posted: 31 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

Dimension Data

Virtual Server Protection: A Buyer's Checklist
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: In this detailed checklist, explore the basic and advanced features you'll need in a virtual server protection solution to safeguard your corporate data.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Mansfield District Council improves IT systems with VDI
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This case study outlines how one city council organization was able to easily move from Windows XP to Windows 7 with a virtual desktop infrastructure. Read on to learn how pairing VMware with your virtual desktop infrastructure allows you to simplify migration while cutting costs and increasing employee efficiency.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015


Top 5 Reasons to Deploy Desktops as a Service
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers the top five reasons to deploy virtual desktop infrastructure using a Desktop as a Service model.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Expand Your Horizon with Hosted Applications
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how to host applications effectively on VMware virtual desktops. Read on to answer your most important questions regarding implementation.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2015


Achieve Hyper-Fast Performance with Upgraded Hardware
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This data sheet gives an example of how updated storage infrastructure and hardware that can add efficiency to your workloads.
Posted: 30 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Dell, Inc.

Test Results: Database Server Efficiency
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Principle Technologies lab recently tested a database server that claims to provide high efficiency and ROI. This white paper contains the test results.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 29 Jun 2015

Dell, Inc.

Managing Hyper-V with PowerShell for the GUI-Bound Administrator
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: We'll explore the usage of Hyper-V specific cmdlets with the intent of ultimately being able to include multiple cmdlets in a "script" to allow for pushing one button and accomplishing the combined actions of many multiple mouse clicks in the GUI.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 05 Jun 2015

Global Knowledge

Active Directory Backup and Recovery with Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the main components needed for successful recovery. Read on to find out what you should consider when backing up AD, recovery of a full virtual machine, and more.
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2015

Veeam Software

Comparing Virtual Machine Scalability of Backup and Recovery Solutions
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
TEST RESULTS: Access this test report to see how two leading enterprise backup and recovery solutions handle large-scale virtual machine deployments. Discover how they performed in both a SAN storage scenario and a NAS storage scenario and find out the scalability of the solution as the virtual machine environment grew.
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Symantec Corporation

The Importance of GPU Virtualization
sponsored by NVIDIA
EGUIDE: Access this exclusive e-guide to explore the evolving world of graphics acceleration and uncover the available virtual GPU options and how they differ from one another. Learn why choosing the right vGPU option for your organization is critical to success.
Posted: 09 Jun 2015 | Published: 09 Jun 2015


Top Takeaways from the Emergence of VVOLs
sponsored by NexGen Storage
WHITE PAPER: In this e-guide, experts outline the five main lessons that can be taken away from the emergence of VVOLs.
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2015

NexGen Storage

Hertz - World leading car rental company usesVMware View to simplify infrastructure andimprove user experience
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how VMware can help you simplify your server and desktop environment through virtualization. Read now to find out how Hertz cut costs and improved compliance.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 28 May 2015


Modernizing VM Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for the 10 most important reasons why you should switch your VM backup.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 14 May 2015

Veeam Software

A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to VM backup & disaster recovery
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computer Weekly looks at the products traditional and new suppliers have brought to market; how to mitigate some of the problems of virtual server backup; and asks whether cloud should the standard backup platform of the future?
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

Diffusing the Battle for Storage Resources in VMware Environments
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WEBCAST: Storage guru George Crump of Storage Switzerland and Nimble Storage VP of Support Rod Bagg serve up a detailed whiteboard analysis of VM resource contention, and discuss how a data sciences approach is instrumental in providing the visibility necessary to resolve the issue, without forcing IT teams to resort to unnecessary storage upgrades.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Premiered: Apr 8, 2015

Nimble Storage

FlexPod + Veeam Install Guide: How Veeam provides availability for Cisco and NetApp converged infrastructures
sponsored by Veeam Software
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Access this informative step-by-step guide to learn how to install and operate the Veeam availability solution to provide availability in a FlexPod environment.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 21 Apr 2015

Veeam Software

Take a Load Off, Admin
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: Virtual machine numbers are growing, and automation is looking all the more attractive for overburdened admins.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 23 Jun 2015

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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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