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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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Side-by-Side Comparison: Hardware – vs. Software-Centric Networks
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: If you still use a hardware-centric network, you know that provisioning a network into production is a time-consuming process. It doesn't have to be that way. This infographic provides a side-by-side comparison of hardware- vs. software-centric networks, so you can learn how much time and money you could be saving by virtualizing your network.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

VMware

Agility Matters: Extending the Benefits of Virtualization to the Network
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how network virtualization is able to meet today's network demands by automating traditionally manual IT processes. Learn how network virtualization can enable greater agility at your business by accessing now.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

VMware

Don't Box-In Your Career: Build Your Expertise In Network Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Making network virtualization a core competence will soon be a necessary addition to your professional skills as an enterprise network manager or architect. Access this white paper to learn how new credentials in network virtualization will make you incredibly valuable in your organization and put you ahead of your peers.
Posted: 31 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VMware

Encourage Business Users To Have Even Higher Expectations For Network Velocity And Agility
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Physical networks are certainly more powerful and intelligent than they were in the past, but they still lack agility, security, and flexibility. You can't afford to be constrained by those limits. This white paper explains how you can meet demands and even anticipate them with the speed of change that network virtualization provides.
Posted: 31 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VMware

Get the Power of Network Virtualization Without the Pain of Rip and Replace
sponsored by VMware
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: It's rare that a giant leap forward in technology doesn't also require a significant degree of risk and disruption – but network virtualization is an exception. This tech brief details how you can move your network to a virtual environment to reap a myriad of benefits without the pain of rip and replace.
Posted: 31 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VMware

How Companies Are Putting IT Automation to Work
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper includes 3 case studies that reflects how each company was able to remedy their data center challenges by way of IT automation with network virtualization. Learn how IT automation can enable greater agility and consistency without breaking the bank.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

VMware

How IT Automation with Network Virtualization Works
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how network automation can help you break free from the constraints of your physical network. Learn how a network virtualization platform brings the operational model of a virtual machine to the data center network, transforming the economics and agility of network and security operations.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

VMware

Keeping Pace with the Evolution of Networking
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise data centers have long been caught in a virtualization gap. Access this white paper to uncover why the time for network virtualization is now and the top three benefits made possible with this new approach.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

VMware

Simple, Successful: Why More Organizations Are Adopting Network Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why top organizations are adopting network virtualization. Learn how network virtualization solves the big networking issues of today with little effort at astounding speeds and frees up time and resources to get strategic projects moving faster by accessing now.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 03 Mar 2016

VMware

3 Ways Businesses Use Network Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how virtualizing the network can help you meet the increasing demands of today's IT environment. Learn how IT teams can identify which areas need help most, and slowly extend virtualization to other parts of the network as time and budget permit.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VMware

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

5 Ways to Cut Spending on Oracle Databases
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: This guide covers five cost-saving initiatives for Oracle products. Learn all of these initiatives and you can save up to 30% on your Oracle database licensing costs.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Snow Software

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

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

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

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

Cloud-based Disaster Recovery Service Grabs Spotlight
sponsored by Databarracks
EGUIDE: Cloud-based disaster recovery has emerged as an affordable, flexible method for providing application availability following a disaster event. This e-guide provides insight into cloud DR including strengths, issues, different model types, and more.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Databarracks

The Importance of VM Monitoring Tools
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: With native tools automatically included in hypervisors, many organizations are reluctant to invest in additional 3rd party VM monitoring tools. However, these tools often surpass the capabilities of native tools. Access now to find out why these additional tools are key to utilizing the full potential of your virtualization infrastructure.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 19 Sep 2016

VMware
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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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