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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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IDC, Cisco & Quest DaaS Virtual Event & Demo
sponsored by Quest Systems
VIDEO: This video explores the reasons behind implementing Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) in order to overcome the challenges of the changing modern IT landscape.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Premiered: 05 Dec 2014

Quest Systems

P420m PCIe SSD Boot Storm Testing in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details an experiment that tested an SSD's performance in virtualized enviroments.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

Micron Technology

Automating VM Lifecycles with a Single Tool
sponsored by CommVault
VIDEO: This brief video demonstration shows how one tool can automate your entire virtual machine lifecycle.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Premiered: 18 Jul 2014

CommVault

Using RDSH to get remote applications to users
sponsored by Presidio Network Solutions
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines Horizon 6 RDSH to see how it works, the various benefits it can provide, and how admins can use VMware Horizon 6 to protect data.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 11 Dec 2014

Presidio Network Solutions

Preparing your Virtual Server Protection for Optimized VM Security Management
sponsored by CommVault
RESOURCE: This resource explains how to efficiently backup many virtual machines.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

CommVault

Virtual Machine Migration Methods in vSphere
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why migrations are useful, the methods that vSphere makes available for you to manually move a virtual machine (VM), and how vSphere can automate the process for you in various scenarios.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

Global Knowledge

Advance Transport Mode- Insights of VMware Backups
sponsored by Vembu Technologies
RESOURCE: This blog post explains how to use SAN and Hotadd to basckup virtual machines.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2013

Vembu Technologies

IaaS Wars. What it means for Technology Vendors?
sponsored by Vembu Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how the demand for IaaS has affected technology vendors.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Vembu Technologies

How to Unlock the Power of Flash with VNX
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to examine the evolution of storage controllers, from HDD controllers to hybrid array controllers that optimize flash media and multi-core CPUs.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

EMC

IBM Active Cloud Engine - Effective Data-Caching Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This technical paper introduces IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage and IBM Storwize 7000 Unified systems Active Cloud feature, and outlines the best practices for caching for caching the golden images and sharing home directories across multi-site extended global data centers.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

HP ServeIT for Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about package offerings from HP that can advance your company's virtualization journey. Quickly and affordably scale your operations by reducing complexity to focus more on your business goals. Discover how HP servers are right for your organization's virtualization needs.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 29 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Update Your Windows: HP Technology Services for Microsoft Windows 2003 End of Support (EOS) and Microsoft Migrations
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper to learn why choosing a partner with vast expertise like HP enables you to start planning, analyzing, and transitioning to Windows Server 2012 without hitting bumps along the road. Start your migration away from Windows Server 2003 now before it's too late and learn how choosing HP helps your business grow.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 23 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Incremental Advantage: Migrate VMs and Apps to Hybrid Cloud in 5 Steps
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn how you can migrate your virtual environment and legacy applications over to a hybrid cloud environment in five easy steps, greatly reducing your time commitment and the risk involved in migrating your traditional apps to private cloud.
Posted: 17 Nov 2014 | Published: 17 Nov 2014

Rackspace

A simple, scalable and efficient approach to backup and recovery
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are storing more data than ever before and keeping it longer. Deploying a backup tool for each problem you face will leave your organization with higher costs and less storage space. To meet the demands of data growth head on, implement a backup and recovery solution that is simple, scalable and efficient.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

IBM

A Tale of Two Workloads
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource to learn about one possible solution that you can leverage with existing VMware vSphere to build a hybrid cloud infrastructure for your organization. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Rackspace

5 Steps for Migrating Your Legacy Apps to the Cloud
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource and learn how to migrate your legacy applications to the public cloud in just 5 easy steps.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 May 2014

Rackspace

Accelerate Graphics in Virtual Environments
sponsored by Dell
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the top challenges associated with demanding graphics software and explains why virtualized graphics may be the answer organizations need when it comes to overcoming these challenges.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Dell

Five Ways Network Virtualization Will Revolutionize IT
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will revolutionize IT and change the way you think about network connectivity, and perhaps even application development.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

PowerVM Virtualization Essentials
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: PowerVM is the virtualization environment for AIX, Linux, and IBM i running on the IBM POWER hardware platform. This white paper provides an overview of PowerVM concepts, architecture, terminology, and capabilities.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

IBM Virtual Storage CenterĀ for MidMarket
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: This infographic shows how a virtual storage center can help increase capacity, reduce costs, and optimize data management.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2014

IBM

A Tale of Two Workloads
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource to learn about one possible solution that you can leverage with existing VMware vSphere to build a hybrid cloud infrastructure for your organization. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Rackspace

Innovations to IBM Power Systems for the Virtualization, Multitenancy, and Cloud Demands of the 3rd Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, IDC explores the qualifications of IBM's Power8 Systems to support virtualisation in data centres. IDC promotes that IBM will continue to innovate and provide quality infrastructure to IT admins.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

A Tale of Two Workloads
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Rackspace offers this white paper for you to design to separate infrastructures and to classify and map existing and planned application workloads. Download and discover how VMware vSphere and OpenStack public and/or private cloud deployments deliver a hybrid solution for your business to grow.
Posted: 03 Nov 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

Rackspace

Virdata's Internet of Things Platform and IBM SoftLayer
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This exclusive video explores the partner the strategic data insight arm of Technicolor turned to for its virtual machines, bare metal, storage solutions, and much more.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 03 Apr 2014

IBM

Best Management Practices for Server Virtualization
sponsored by CloudPhysics
EGUIDE: Despite the growth of virtualization, a smooth and successful migration to and management of a virtual machine (VM) isn't guaranteed. In this expert e-guide, examine some frequently asked questions with respect to server virtualization
Posted: 19 Oct 2014 | Published: 19 Oct 2014

CloudPhysics
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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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