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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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Best Practices to Optimize Flash Technology
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This expert e-guide examines the solution options available to address these difficulties and explores strategies you can use to make good flash-storage decisions and overcome virtual machine performance issues.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Pure Storage

A standardized solution to optimize every aspect of your virtual cloud deployment
sponsored by VMware and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This document describes the reference architecture for deployment of the VMware vCloud Enterprise Suite on IBM System X6 hardware. It also provides the planning, design considerations, and best practices for implementing VMware vCloud Enterprise Suite on IBM products.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

VMware and IBM

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 the golden images and sharing home directories across multi-site extended global data centers.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Deciphering the Different Forms of Data Deduplication
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines a handful of forms of data deduplication, from inline to chunk-based,  and focuses on the certain technology embedded in Windows Server 2012 R2, plus the benefits it can bring to your environment.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Veeam Software

5 Steps for Improving Virtual Backup & Data Recovery in Large Enterprises
sponsored by PHD Virtual
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores both the benefits that virtualization brings to the backup and recovery space as well as the benefits, advantages and features that backup and recovery can bring to a large virtual environment.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

PHD Virtual

A virtual and cloud management solution to boost efficiency
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: This valuable video covers a private and hybrid cloud and virtualization management solution that will help you reduces the cost and complexity of running your data center.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 09 Apr 2014

Red Hat

Red Hat CloudForms Demo Automatic Provisioning
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: This video covers a scalable, open and extensible platform that will help you simplify the provisioning of virtual machines.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 07 Apr 2014

Red Hat

Advanced Virtual and Cloud Management for VMware Environments and Beyond
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers a virtual and cloud management solution that can fix common pain points and prepare you for your future needs.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

Red Hat

A Computer Weekly buyer’s guide to hybrid cloud
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computer Weekly looks at how to find the best hybrid cloud provider for your organisation, the impact of hybrid cloud on the infrastructure manager and how Microsoft is catching up with the cloud market with Azure.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

A Day in the Life of a CIO
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This interactive guide explores a day in the life of a CIO, highlighting their role in the enterprise and what they can do to enhance their IT productivity.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 03 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Where to Go Once Your Servers Are Virtualized
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper breaks down four options you can implement after you have fully virtualized your data center.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

Hyper-V Backup and Storage Best Practices
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Check out this highly informative white paper to uncover a complete list of Hyper-V backup best practices – so you can rest easy knowing your virtual infrastructure is safe.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Veeam Software

Dell vWorkspace Datasheet
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This case study talks about how one organization was able to implement cost-effective desktop virtualization that enables mobility and BYOD with access to applications from anywhere on any device.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

Server Virtualization: Top 3 Things to Know Before you Start
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource details three things you must know before you virtualize your servers.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

2014 Data Center Planning Guide
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Complete this brief systems management research questionnaire and – immediately upon completion – you'll gain access to the definitive 2014 Data Center Planning Guide, which focuses on cutting costs, leveraging virtualization to increase utilization, extending the life of existing systems and more.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Comparing Performance And Cost: Dell Poweredge VRTX VS. A Legacy Hardware Environment
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: As business grows, server hardware must meet increasing demands. This whitepaper gives a comparison of the Dell Poweredge VRTX vs. a legacy hardware environment and shows statistics of the increased performance of the newer technology.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Dell and VMware

Buyer's checklist: 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: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014


Using VM Archiving to Solve VM Sprawl
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Virtual machine sprawl is quickly becoming an issue for environments. This white paper shows how VM archiving can overcome the challenges of out of control virtual growth.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

CommVault Systems, Inc.

Storage for Virtual Environments
sponsored by Dell and VMware
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This e-guide gives some expert advice and best practices to managing storage in virtualized environments. It also points out some of the challenges that come with virtualziation and how to avoid them.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Dell and VMware

Transcript: Network Visibility: Thinking Outside the Box
sponsored by Ixia
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Explore how virtualization can challenge network monitoring, and discover a scalable solution that will help improve visibility for effective, scalable, secure network monitoring.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 03 Mar 2014

Ixia

Violin Flash Arrays for Maximum VDI Performance
sponsored by Citrix and Violin Memory
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers a virtual desktop infrastructure solution that will help you ensure virtual desktop performance by sizing to meet peak demands.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Citrix and Violin Memory

Intelligent Traffic Replication & Filtering for Virtual Machines
sponsored by Gigamon
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Access this informative white paper to find out how this vendor's node allows specific traffic flows to be selected, forwarded and delivered to the right analysis, monitoring or security devices – with additional info on its features and benefits.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Gigamon

Running VDI, Virtual Machines on SSD: Matching Form Factor to Application
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide features an interview with George Crump, lead analyst and founder of Storage Switzerland, an analyst firm that focuses on storage, virtualization and cloud technology, which offers up tips and advice on running virtual desktops and virtual machines on solid-state storage.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Symantec Corporation

Enabling Lightning-Fast Search of Files & Emails in Citrix Virtual Desktop Environments
sponsored by Citrix Ready and X1
WEBCAST: For IT departments, the benefits of virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) are clear - enabling secure and efficient BYOD, streamlining IT administration, and reducing operational costs. In this webinar you will see why desktop and enterprise search are critical elements of end-user productivity.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Apr 10, 2014


Accelerate the Performance of Virtual Machines with Flash Technology
sponsored by Coho Data
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the best practices to optimize your VM performance with flash storage. Read on to get an exclusive look at how managing write I/O performance and creating a new shared storage system will help accelerate the  performance of your VMs.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Coho Data
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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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