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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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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

3 Things you can ONLY do with VM-aware Storage
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper the top 3 things you can do with VM-aware storage—that commodity all-flash and hyperconverged cannot. Read on to enact proper visibility across your infrastructure mitigate performance problems, and simplify complex management.
Posted: 30 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Mar 2016

Tintri

VDI Picture Book: The Three Most Complex (But Potentially Simple) VDI Management Tasks In Pictures
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how to accomplish three VDI management tasks by using conventional storage vs. storage for virtualized workloads. You'll learn how storage specifically built for virtual environments can help you eliminate major storage pains that hamper VDI.
Posted: 28 Mar 2016 | Published: 28 Mar 2016

Tintri

Top 7 Reasons Why Your VDI Needs The Right Storage
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the top seven reasons to deploy the right storage infrastructure as part of your VDI deployment. Download now and find out how storage systems specifically built for virtualized environments can optimize your VDI project.
Posted: 28 Mar 2016 | Published: 28 Mar 2016

Tintri

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

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

The Pragmatic Path to Private Cloud Management
sponsored by Embotics
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a pragmatic path to private cloud that can help you overcome top cloud adoption barriers. Uncover the importance of adding virtualization management and cloud automation features, like: resource optimization, lifecycle management, and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Embotics

The Benefits of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by SimpliVity
EGUIDE: In 2015, hyper-converged architectures certainly lived up to the hype with many organizations addressing this change with new platforms. So is 2016 the year to hyper-converge your architecture? In this exclusive e-guide, storage expert George Crump outlines the benefits as well as some areas of concern surrounding hyper-converged infrastructures.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

SimpliVity

Converged vs. Hyper-converged Storage: Which Method Is Best?
sponsored by SimpliVity
EGUIDE: As the number of VMs exploded, so did the complexity of the infrastructure required to support VMs. To tame this complexity, users have two options: converged vs. hyper-converged storage. In this e-guide, you will examine the differences between each—such as IT integration approaches and limitations, and which environments each best suits.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 19 Feb 2016

SimpliVity

Why and How Your Organization Can Benefit From Workload Portability
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This expert white paper discusses why workload portability is becoming the new reality for organizations who want the ability to move workloads from one environment to another. Read on and learn about this new concept and how to make it a successful journey in your organization.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 19 Feb 2016

Commvault

Understanding VM-aware Storage Options
sponsored by Hedvig Inc
EGUIDE: This expert e-Guide takes a closer look at VM-aware storage options that can simplify the provisioning and deployment of virtual machines. Read on to learn about how to meet the requirements for VM-aware storage, and see if it's a good fit for your organization.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 09 Feb 2016


Whiteboard Demonstration: How to Protect Your Enterprise in a Technology Outage
sponsored by Veeam Software
WEBCAST: In this webcast, Jennifer Norman, Solutions Architect at Veeam, discusses how to protect your business during the event of a technology outage. Watch now and learn what Veeam can offer your organization for disaster recovery services.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Oct 14, 2015

Veeam Software

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

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

VCE President and COO Discuss the Future of VCE
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms
EGUIDE: In this exclusive e-guide, experts at VCE talk about the company moving forward after the purchase of VCE parent company, EMC.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

EMC Converged Platforms

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Quantum DXi to Support Veeam Backup
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how a data protection product for virtual environments is teaming up with a data deduplication appliance to optimize data protection in virtual server environments and find out ten reasons customers should pair these two products together when deploying a virtual server data protection solution.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

Quantum Corporation

Case Study: Santa Barbara City College Reduces VM Backup and Restore Times
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how Santa Barbara City College resolved its struggle with backing up and restoring files from VM environments. See how data protection software and deduplication appliances can provide your enterprise with automated protection that will help to reduce your backup and restore times.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Quantum Corporation
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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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