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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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End-to-end Application and End-user Management with VMware
sponsored by VMware
ANALYST REPORT: This white paper illustrates several real-world implementations and day-to-day experiences that demonstrate how IT organizations are embracing a user-centric model for improved management benefits to achieve key performance and business results and stay competitive.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

VMware

The Need for Reliable NFV Infrastructure
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
RESOURCE: Many service providers are starting to deploy NFV solutions that promise to improve business agility and increase service revenue. This interactive resource details one service provider that boasts a reliable, complete NFV infrastructure. Learn how this provider's virtualization services can provide the digital transformation you need.
Posted: 06 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Using SDN with OVSDB in Top-of-Rack Switches
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how implementing a SDN solution removes data center restrictions by creating virtual networks on hosts where applications are running. Learn how using this solution with OVSDB in ToR switches allows seamless, automated integration between virtual and physical data center networks.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Open Source Virtualization Platform Data Sheet
sponsored by Red Hat
DATA SHEET: Delve into the essentials of open source virtualization that provides security, reliability, and scalability for virtualized resource-intensive, critical workloads. Take advantage of open source virtualization's workload portability in order to secure the hypervisor against attack vectors, and more.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

Red Hat

Red Hat Virtualization: VMware Migration
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover the enterprise benefits of migrating your Linux and Windows VMs to an open source virtualization platform. Discover the software flexibility of this platform and the ease with which it integrates with sundry system components.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

Red Hat

Sky News Delivers 24/7 News Service with Reliable Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
sponsored by Red Hat
CASE STUDY: Discover a virtualization platform that afforded Sky News, a 24-hour, multimedia news channel, the flexibility needed to expand and develop their content services, accommodate fluctuations in traffic, improve resiliency for 24/7 operations, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Red Hat

Modern Infrastructure – October 2016
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: This month's Modern Infrastructure e-zine examines how two abstraction technologies are being used together and how some open source innovators are even latching onto this best-of-both-worlds idea in an effort to better merge containers and VMs.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

SearchDataCenter.com

Cloud-Based Backup and Recovery: Virtual Appliance Deployment
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
RESOURCE: This white paper explores how to deploy a cloud backup strategy on various platforms. Discover a number of factors that must be considered before deploying backup in a virtual environment and how to create a powerful, cloud-integrated backup and recovery environment. 
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

Barracuda Networks

SDN and NFV in the WAN
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: SDN and NFV are two of the key components of the overall movement towards software defined IT. This white paper provides survey results from IT professionals on their company's interest in SDN and a deeper dive into how SDN can help them respond to a wide range of opportunities and challenges.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

MASERGY

The Essential Guide to VM-aware Storage (VAS)
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Originally limited to accelerating HDD enterprise arrays, flash has transformed the storage industry and led to the development of cost efficient all-flash arrays (AFA). This paper will investigate five critical considerations in choosing an AFA and how VM-aware flash changes the game in one big use case: optimizing your virtualization platform.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 14 Oct 2016

Tintri

Achieve Unparalleled Performance for All Your Applications (Podcast)
sponsored by NetApp
PODCAST: Enterprises are beginning to recognize flash storage as a more cost-effective way to boost app performance compared to traditional spinning disks. Tune in and hear two storage experts, Eric Burgener and Andrew Grimes, discuss how you can boost the performance of all your mixed workload applications while achieving a high return on investment.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Premiered: Oct 5, 2016

NetApp

Achieve Unparalleled Performance for All Your Applications (Webcast)
sponsored by NetApp
WEBCAST: In search of affordable ways to boost application performance, enterprises are turning to all-flash storage arrays. Join two storage experts, Eric Burgener and Andrew Grimes, in this lively discussion on how you can boost the performance of all your applications while also achieving a compelling return on investment.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Premiered: Oct 5, 2016

NetApp

Achieve Unparalleled Performance for All Your Applications (Transcript)
sponsored by NetApp
TRANSCRIPT: By 2020, all-flash array will be a $7.7 billion market. With its high, reliable performance in mixed workloads it's no wonder consumers are flocking to it but are there more reasons why more people are choosing flash? Access this transcript and discover the lesser known economic benefits of flash for mixed workloads.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 05 Oct 2016

NetApp

Moving to Self-Service Cloud Provisioning
sponsored by Embotics
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details all the benefits automation can provide your cloud and an easy-to-use platform that can automate provisioning and enable self-service IT across private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructures.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

Embotics

Data Center Physical Realities in a Software-Defined And Virtualized World
sponsored by Raritan Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover five key aspects of IT that are inextricably tied to computing's physical realities, even as computing becomes more virtualized, software-defined, and cloud-based. You'll also learn three actions to take to address the physical realities of business in an increasingly tech-centric world.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Raritan Inc.

Hybrid Cloud and Automation at VMworld 2016
sponsored by Embotics
RESOURCE: Unclear as to the benefits achieved by providing users the ability to perform self-service provisioning of their VMs while reducing the risk of creating rogue IT environments? Get a complimentary cloud automation software trial to understand the full benefits, such as more effective tracking of VMs, cost savings, end user satisfaction, and more.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 08 Aug 2016

Embotics

Why You Should Be Ready to Expand Your Current Virtual Environment to Adopt Hyperconvergence
sponsored by Lenovo
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide analyzes the main benefits that accompany a hyperconverged environment, as well as how to perform a solid business case by calculating the costs of migrating or integrating with your existing compute, storage and network facilities.See if you are ready to hyperconverge your architecture by answering these simple questions.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Lenovo

Provide Better Patient Outcomes with Accelerated and Affordable Storage
sponsored by Citrix and Pure Storage
RESOURCE: The linchpin of clinical application performance lies in the storage that supports it, which may be lagging if you're still reliant on legacy infrastructure. Access this resource to learn how Citrix and Pure Storage provide flash storage for virtual desktop infrastructures to enable better patient care.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Citrix and Pure Storage

The Total Economic Impact of Pure Storage FlashArray Storage Solutions for VDI
sponsored by Citrix and Pure Storage
ANALYST REPORT: Download Forrester's Total Economic Impact study to examine the potential ROI that health IT customers may realize by deploying Pure Storage FlashArray storage solutions for VDI environments.
Posted: 06 Dec 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Citrix and Pure Storage

Laying The Foundation for a Virtualized Network Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: SDN, NFV and VNF: Don't get bogged down with these hot-topic terms. This expert guide discusses how and whether you should implement virtualized functions in your enterprise.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

VMware

Understanding SDN Components and Where They're Being Implemented
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: Download this expert e-guide for IT expert Andrew Froehlich's guidance on what SDN is, how the approach differs from NFV, and where SDN components are being implemented in current enterprise networks.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

VMware

Malware Analysis: How Some Strains 'Adapt' to Virtual Machines
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
EGUIDE: Server-oriented malware is actually more likely to infect a virtual system than a physical one in many organizations. Now what? This expert e-guide provides the real story of how malware is adapting to virtual environments, so you can ensure protection going forward.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Kaspersky Lab

Manage Your Virtualization Environment With These Unique Tools
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESOURCE: This comprehensive guide, Virtualization Reaches Beyond The Hypervisor, offers insights into how you can make a distinction between vendors, which VM management tools are right for your company and how you can utilize the tools to drive business. Participate in our brief Cloud and Virtualized Systems Research Program to claim your exclusive guide.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Five Corporate Disaster Recovery Plan Essentials
sponsored by Zerto
EGUIDE: Some shops have yet to establish a corporate DR plan they know they can rely on. This exclusive e-guide brings together a group of trusted data protection experts to share their must-haves in any corporate disaster recovery plan and discover benefits and drawbacks of three data replication technologies.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 24 Oct 2016

Zerto

Deriving Increased Business Value from Backup and Deduplication
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the design and implementation of one backup and deduplication technology that increases storage efficiency and enhances data management. Access now to uncover general best practices, deduplication use case recommendations, and more.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Veritas
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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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