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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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Remote and Branch Offices: Availability made easy with Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a number of requirements that remote and branch office environments have and how a line of products designed for availability enables an always-on business model.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 21 Apr 2015

Veeam Software

Remote access to Windows apps
sponsored by Citrix
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This guide outlines a comprehensive technology that delivers Windows-based applications to both remote users using different types of endpoints and physical workspaces. Explore the five-layer solution architecture and how each of these layers work together to provide a secure environment for delivering applications.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014


Private Cloud vs. Virtual Data Center
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains how a private cloud infrastructure builds on the capabilities that virtualization already provides.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

Dell and Microsoft

Virtualization to Cloud: Planning, Executing a Private Cloud Migration
sponsored by Rackspace
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This Essential Guide will help enterprise IT on the path from virtualization with building a private cloud—from the planning stages to selecting the best tools.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 06 Apr 2015


Top 4 Reasons Why Visibility and Control Are Key to Optimizing Your Virtual Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: What does it take to maximize the performance and cost effectiveness of your virtual infrastructure? Consult the following expert white paper to find out how to do so by addressing visibility and control.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Mar 2015


Readiness, Benefits, and Barriers: An SDN Progress Report
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report gives you an inside look at how IT leaders in the United States feel about the rise of SDN.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Nov 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Network Virtualization: 6 Best Practices for Overcoming Common Challenges
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll find the 6 best practices for breaking through network virtualization roadblocks.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Three Ways to Achieve Fast and Affordable IT in an Always-On World
sponsored by VMware
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This guide outlines three key ways to achieve fast and affordable IT services while still maintaining control of your data center budget. Discover a virtualization platform that delivers all three of these essential capabilities for meeting your business SLAs while containing costs.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


The Emerging Need for Software Defined Acceleration
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how IT teams can coordinate across teams; applications, server, storage, and networking. Learn more about Silver Peak and how it offers solutions for accelerating data mobility over distances.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 23 Mar 2015

Silver Peak

XenDesktop and Tintri VMstore
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide outlines how to create a new Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 environment from the start within an existing VMware vSphere 5.1 infrastructure backed by Tintri storage.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2012


Enabling a Flexible Workforcewith VMware® Horizon
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to enable VMware Horizon helps IT leaders provide employees with a secure, flexible work arrangement to easily access corporate resources. Read on to learn how this technology can also help optimize desktop environments, save time with automated provisioning, and much more.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 19 Mar 2015


FlashSystem: IP-Only AB Case Study
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This white paper explains how flash storage technology can maximize the benefits of your business growth by packing more virtual environments into the same physical infrastructure and delivering faster analytical insight. Read on here to learn how to implement flash in your virtual data center.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015


Delivering on Virtualization's Promise
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: Effective server virtualization requires attention to VM provisioning best practices, application availability and performance monitoring.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015


Platform provides insight into your infrastructure
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the challenges IT faces in pinpointing performance issues and how Tintri VMstore and Tintri Global Center deliver deep insight in to utilization and performance helping IT detect trends and enhance troubleshooting.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015


What Real Customers Say: Virtualisation with Operations Management
sponsored by VMware
EBOOK: View this eBook to see what real customers have to say about the benefits of virtualization with built-in management capabilities, and get advice for how to overcome some of the challenges you could face with virtualization deployment.
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015


Hyper-V Replicas in Windows Server 2012
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: One of the most significant new features in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is the Hyper-V Replica (HVR) capability. Whether you are considering this for your own organization or just prepping for your Windows Server 2012 MCSA, this white paper presents the essentials of deploying this disaster recovery feature.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Global Knowledge

A Virtual-First Strategy for Applications
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: Virtualizing mission-critical applications is no longer the risky proposition it once was.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 02 Mar 2015


A Roadmap to Simple VMware Backup
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper that walks you through an affordable and easy way to backup VMs. Read on to learn about the features of this program, how they work, and their importance.
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 | Published: 12 Feb 2015

Veeam Software

Modern Data Protection Is More Than Backup
sponsored by
EBOOK: Read this exclusive e-book to get a look at how protection is changing today, including how and why backup is converging with other IT technologies and how copy data management differs from traditional backup.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Get the Upper Hand on Virtual Machine Sprawl
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: As hypervisor features have become increasingly similar, the next vendor battleground will be management software. Microsoft and VMware have similar capabilities, and now they'll look to make their product stand out by touting their management tools and complimentary products.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015


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

sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: A data center's effectiveness can be bolstered with tools that properly assist in virtualization management and capacity planning.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 06 Apr 2015


Next Generation Analytics for Optimizing Critical Application Operations in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits and challenges of moving critical applications such as SQL Server, Oracle, and SAP to the new hybrid data center. Additionally, learn about an advanced analytics platform that can help meet stringent requirements for performance, efficiency, reliability, and resilience in virtualized environments.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 02 Mar 2015

SIOS Technology Corp

How to Run Your Apps and Databases In-Memory
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WEBCAST: Access this webcast to learn how a 32TB memory server can run your databases and applications completely in-memory. Download now to leanr if this server is right for your organization.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Oct 14, 2013

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

CW Buyer's Guide: Emerging technologies in networking
sponsored by
EBOOK: Check out this extensive buyers' guide to explore technologies that are designed to improve networking, and for an inside glance at what established suppliers are doing to re-invent their offerings.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 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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