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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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Why Hyperconvergence Is the Right Choice
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: This custom article takes a look at how hyper-converged infrastructures are well-suited for mission-critical applications due to their simplified global management and data efficiency features. Read on and learn how hyperconverged platforms make it easy to deploy and maintain mission-critical applications.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 25 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

Extremely Remote Office Overcomes Backup Challenges
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: Download this custom article to find out how an oil and gas company, with a ship stationed in the Gulf of Mexico, turned to a hyperconverged system to consolidate their infrastructure into a single rack, which enabled them to make backups reliable and automated and improve the management of the infrastructure.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Published: 22 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

Simplify Your VDI With Hyperconvergence
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: Starting a VDI project with a minimum viable VDI platform allows you to see how VDI will work with your end-users. The challenge is to build this "mini VDI" with respect to how you eventually move to full deployment. This is where a hyperconverged solution suits VDI best. Find out how easy VDI becomes when you leverage hyperconvergence.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Published: 22 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

The 4 Ways Hyperconvergence Improves IT for Distributed Organizations
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: Learn how hyperconverged platforms have a range of features that suit distributed organizations, particularly those with multiple remote offices. Read on and we'll also explain and explore four C's (centralization, connectivity, compute, and cost) to keep in mind for branch office success.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Published: 22 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

VM Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Commvault
VIDEO: Virtual machine (VM) lifecycle management is akin to resource management. Watch this video to learn how automating your VM lifecycle will enable your organization to make the most of its resources.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Premiered: 09 Dec 2015

Commvault

Credit Union Thwarts Cryptolocker Attack With Smart Backup Policy
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: One credit union found their banking applications stopped working due to the cryptolocker ransomware. This custom article takes a look at how their hyper-converged infrastructure contained a backup policy that enabled them to restore their virtual machines – without impacting performance or availability.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Published: 22 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

Why HC Lets You Rest Easy with Better Resiliency and Data Protection
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: There's a special section of our site built to address not only what SimpliVity has to offer, but to answer any and all of your questions on hyperconvergence, data protection, resiliency, and more (including a link to the complimentary ebook, "Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Dummies").
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 21 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

VM Archival and Retirement
sponsored by Commvault
VIDEO: Virtual machine (VM) archiving and retirement is an often mishandled last step in the VM life-cycle. Watch this video to learn how to approach this critical step and about a solution that will both simplify the process and enable you to better utilize your resources.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Premiered: 09 Dec 2015

Commvault

Modern Infrastructure E-zine: Storage for a Containerized World
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: The hype around containers may have reached a fever pitch, but enterprise's weighing how many eggs to put in that basket should consider how well (or how poorly) containers meet their data storage needs before they take things any further. This exclusive issue of the Modern Infrastructure E-Zine takes a look at storage for a containerized world.
Posted: 20 Apr 2016 | Published: 20 Apr 2016

SearchDataCenter.com

A Next-Generation Analytics Platform for Optimizing Critical Application Operations in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a next-generation IT analytics platform that is adaptable and scalable to meet the needs of IT departments in virtual environments. Access now and learn how this platform enables you to consolidate a variety of data sources into a single repository where it can apply advanced analytics.
Posted: 20 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

SIOS Technology Corp

Achieve a Better VDI Density Benchmark
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: This custom article takes a look at the benchmarking process used for capacity testing SimpliVity VDI platforms on hyper-converged infrastructures. Read on and you'll learn about the benchmark results and how it faired in desktop and capacity performance, why hyper-converged platforms are well suited to VDI workloads in the first place, and more.
Posted: 20 Apr 2016 | Published: 20 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

Enabling Physical, Virtual, Cloud Server Migrations
sponsored by Vision Solutions
DATA SHEET: In this data sheet, learn about a platform combining replication technology with expert services to simplify migrations, eliminate risks, and virtually eliminate downtime. Read on and discover how this platform works, and learn how it supports migration between physical, virtual, and cloud servers.
Posted: 18 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Vision Solutions

Near-Zero Downtime Migrations to Cloud, Physical, and Virtual Servers
sponsored by Vision Solutions
DATA SHEET: This data sheet introduces a solution allowing you to migrate physical, virtual, and cloud-based Windows server workloads with real-time replication from a single, intuitive user console. You'll discover how you can protect your productivity with technology that eliminates user and application downtime during migrations.
Posted: 15 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Vision Solutions

TeleComputing Migrated to Server Virtualization Platform with Little Downtime
sponsored by Vision Solutions
CASE STUDY: This case study uncovers how TeleComputing's, a supplier of cloud computing and IT on-demand services, migrated their servers onto a new server virtualization platform with the help from a workload migration tool. You'll learn how this tool helped eliminate server downtime and enable migrations to fit into regular maintenance windows.
Posted: 15 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Vision Solutions

The Journey To Hyper-Converged Starts With VxRail
sponsored by Avnet Technology Solutions
DATA SHEET: Is there a way to simultaneously modernize your data center and eliminate systems management silos? In this infographic, you will discover how to modernize your data center with a new hyper-converged infrastructure appliance.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 05 Apr 2016

Avnet Technology Solutions

Performance and Efficiency for VMware Data Protection
sponsored by EMC
ANALYST REPORT: Many organizations today are turning to integrated backup appliances for two key reasons: ease of deployment and reduction in costs. Access these VM test results and learn how integrating Avamar and Data Domain is simple, efficient, and effective at improving backup performance - all while reducing costs.
Posted: 30 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

EMC

Addressing Key Usability and Supportability Issues for ZENworks Suite
sponsored by MicroFocus
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a look at the added value and improved capabilities available for ZENworks Suite and how this support pack is specifically designed with the user in mind to overcome a number of former user pain points.
Posted: 30 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

MicroFocus

The Next Frontier in End-User Computing: Virtualizing Graphics Desktops
sponsored by EMC XtremIO
RESOURCE: Discover the graphics application requirements by use case, the graphics virtualization options designed to meet the varying graphics requirements of different applications across these use cases, and the impact virtualized graphics desktops have on storage infrastructure.
Posted: 24 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2015

EMC XtremIO

Recovery Tools and Tips for Your Virtual Server Backup Strategy
sponsored by Veritas
EGUIDE: With all of the options admins have today, sometimes, it can be easy to forget about virtual server backups. In this expert e-guide, you will discover several, top-of-the-line recovery tools and tips to aid your virtual server backup strategy, and ensure every backup is handled correctly in your enterprise.
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | Published: 17 Mar 2016

Veritas

Data Protection Methods: Mounting Backups vs. Recovering from Backups
sponsored by Veritas
EGUIDE: This e-guide highlights important questions to ask before deciding on a data protection method and discusses the benefits and challenges associated with mounting backup versus recovery. Read on to see how mounting backups can significantly improve your data protection systems.
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | Published: 16 Mar 2016

Veritas

How All-Flash Has Created a Next-Generation VDI Resurgence
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a look at the evolution of end-user computing from the beginning of desktop virtualization technologies to today's VDI. Read on to find out how to architect a high-performance VDI environment and learn how all-flash systems play a major part in VDI deployments.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 11 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

Visualizing Your World
sponsored by SevOne
WEBCAST: This video demonstrates how you can monitor and see the live topology of your entire virtual infrastructure. You'll also see how multiple metrics can be viewed through a single dashboard.
Posted: 10 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Mar 10, 2016

SevOne

How to Get 10x Better Performance, Scalability, and Efficiency for VM Backups
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a backup solution that supports and protects VMware environments by integrating with VADP. Learn how this solution can enable your enterprise to quickly backup large numbers of VMs with less processing power as well as simplify your hardware and software management.
Posted: 09 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

Veritas

Improve Storage System Performance in Virtual Environments
sponsored by Galileo
EGUIDE: Storage architects constantly probe storage arrays, the network, hosts, and hypervisors in an attempt to put their finger on what's bogging down a storage system. In this e-guide, three storage architects share what storage performance bottlenecks they faced in their environments and how they overcame them.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 04 Mar 2016

Galileo

The Next Step in Mobility: Virtual Mobile Infrastructure
sponsored by Sierraware
EGUIDE: Virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) is an emerging technology with a promising future that is going to change the way that mobile apps are run and utilized across different platforms. This exclusive guide, Brian Madden discusses what you need to know about VMI and what it means for the future of mobile devices.
Posted: 15 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

Sierraware
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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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