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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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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: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Rackspace

Snapshots Without Penalty - How Maxta Beats VSAN Snapshots
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the challenges of effectively leveraging snapshots in an increasingly virtual environment. It also highlights a potential solution to this issue that delivers a VM-level snapshot capable of delivering highly optimized metadata snapshots and clones on a per-VM basis.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

Maxta

Maxta Storage Platform - Enterprise Storage Re-defined
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how organizations can handle the challenges of data storage for virtual data centers by leveraging a ground breaking, highly resilient, distributed Software-Defined VM Storage Platform that enables organizations to fully realize the vision of the virtual data center.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Maxta

Compliance in the Cloud
sponsored by Alert Logic
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide introduces 5 simple tips to help improve your enterprise's threat and vulnerability management program.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Alert Logic

VDI and Session Based Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by NComputing
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth resource to learn why IT departments are turning to desktop virtualization in order to reduce the cost and resources required to manage employees’ desktops and laptops. Also learn about an alternative architecture method for desktop virtualization. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NComputing

Railroad Carrier Virtualizes SAP on Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by VCE
CASE STUDY: In order to realize cost savings and operation efficiencies, rail carrier Canadian Pacific (CP) wanted to move from inefficient outsourced IT services to a private cloud implementation. This brief case study illustrates how CP leveraged a converged infrastructure to virtualize its extensive suite of SAP and other business-critical applications.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VCE

ESG Study - Citrix and HP Help Deliver Alternative Desktop Solutions
sponsored by Citrix and HP
VIDEO: Watch this webcast to learn about a desktop virtualization combined solution that will enable you to move, manage, and secure virtual desktops and components from a central location.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 29 May 2014

Citrix and HP

ESG Study - Predictably Deploy Alternative Desktop Delivery with HP and Citrix
sponsored by Citrix and HP
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn about an architecture strategy that can help you consolidate your hardware without sacrificing performance in your virtual desktop environment.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 28 May 2014

Citrix and HP

Why the Deployment Strategy You Choose is Essential to VDI Success
sponsored by Citrix and HP
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn how HP and Citrix have teamed up to leverage their experience to help streamline IT operational costs, improve manageability, of the end-user computing environment, and centralize data.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Citrix and HP

Ten Common Reasons For VM Restore Failure
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn ten common causes of VM restore failures such as corrupt backup and why these problems occur as well as potential ways to amend them.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

Dell Software

Buyer's Checklist to Purpose-Built Storage for Virtual Servers
sponsored by SearchVirtualStorage.com
EBOOK: This Buyer's Checklist on Purpose-Built Storage for Virtual Servers describes how these storage systems differ from traditional arrays, provides insights into some of their unique features and offers guidance on evaluating, purchasing and deploying these storage systems.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014


SEGA Europe Ltd. Wins Control of VM Backup and Management with Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
CASE STUDY: Check out this case study to learn how video game giant Sega overcame their storage challenges by implementing Veeam storage
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Veeam Software

Straight to the Top. CIO Leadership in a Mobile, Social, and Cloud-based World
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: There is a growing trend to emphasise the business skills of CIOs, but in-depth knowledge of technology is still necessary for CIOs to succeeed, writes Gregory S. Smith, in this extract from his book, Straight to the top.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 01 May 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Vblock Systems: Enhanced Operational Agility and Scalability for Oracle E-Business Suite
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: Turn to this comprehensive report to discover a converged infrastructure technology that can help you realize the benefits of virtualization for Oracle applications and systems.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

VCE

Virtualizing BCA on SmartStack™ with VMware and Nimble Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This hands-on technical report highlights best practices for virtualizing business-critical applications on SmartStack, the joint reference architecture developed by VMware and Nimble Storage.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Nimble Storage

How to Handle Business Data Protection Needs in a Physical or Virtual Environment
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: This white paper dives into the details about virtualization and unveils some hidden complexities when it comes to backup and recovery requirements.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

arcserve

A Closer Look at Converged Infrastructures
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine the building blocks of converged infrastructure, such as computing hardware, network support, and more. Learn what you should consider before implementing a CI strategy, and compare the various vendors and tools available in the converged infrastructure market.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 20 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

5 Strategies for VM Sprawl Control and Prevention
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide details five tips for preventing virtual machine sprawl in your data center.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Moving Technology Infrastructure into the Future: Value and Performance through Consolidation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: This white paper explains the benefits of IT consolidation, which can help to reduce costs and complexities while improving efficiency and productivity.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jan 31, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

VMware Brings New Features and Enhancements to vSphere 5.5 Platform
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Explore this technical whitepaper to learn about what's new in VMware vSphere 5.5 Platform.
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell and VMware

Flash in the SAN – Panacea or Placebo?
sponsored by PernixData
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of deploying flash storage in the SAN. These benefits include lower storage costs, improved scalability and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

PernixData

Columbia Sportswear Virtualizes SAP Landscape
sponsored by EMC Corporation
VIDEO: Columbia Sportswear had a smooth downhill ride when it came to virtualizing their SAP landscapes, thanks to EMC and VMware. Watch this video to find out how EMC solutions helped Columbia migrate their operations to the cloud on their terms, and manage the system once it was in place.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Premiered: 30 May 2014

EMC Corporation

Modern Virtualized Workload Face Off: UNIX versus x86
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the effectiveness of IBM Power 730, with IBM PowerVM and AIX, in contrast to comparable x86-based systems when it comes to transactions per second and other performance metrics.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

IBM

8 Steps to Successfully Implement Better Data Protection
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives tips on how organizations can implement a vSphere Data Protection solution in order to deliver reliable and efficient backup and recovery for their virtual machines.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.

8 Ways to Optimize Backup and Recovery
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives tips on how organizations can ensure that they have a proper backup and recovery solution in place for their virtual machines. vSphere Data Protection Advanced extends the capabilities of vSphere Data Protection for larger environments and delivers reliable and efficient backup and recovery.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.
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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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