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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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Automating VM Lifecycles with a Single Tool
sponsored by Commvault
VIDEO: This brief video demonstration shows how one tool can automate your entire virtual machine lifecycle.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Premiered: 18 Jul 2014


Competitive Comparative: CommVault and Veeam
sponsored by Commvault
RESOURCE: This resource explains how to efficiently backup many virtual machines.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2014


Accelerate Graphics in Virtual Environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the top challenges associated with demanding graphics software and explains why virtualized graphics may be the answer organizations need when it comes to overcoming these challenges.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

A New Virtualization Platform to Bring Your Network Up to Speed
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: SDN and virtualization have led the way to increase business automation and productivity, as well as being able to cut costs.  However, networks are stuck in the past.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

VMware, Inc.

Experts explore the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper to discover how one hypervisor platform can provide your enterprise immediate business benefit and ROI. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Red Hat

Intigua Powers UP qa Environment on Kaminario K2 v5
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: To enure that the software was able to scale to meet the needs of even the most demanding customer, the group tests against thousands of running virtual machines (VMs). Intigua needed storage that could maintain a consistently high level of performance even under loads with rapidly varying random blends of I/O.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014


Backups for Virtual Infrastructure Classroom
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: We will examine the difficulties that arise in backing up virtual servers, including the migratory nature of virtual machines and the granularity of recovery. We will also cover the ways a backup tool can help monitor CPU resources and preserve fault tolerance for virtual machines.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 26 Sep 2014


Virtualizing Exchange 2013 - The Right Way
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the factors that should be examined when deciding to virtualize MicrosoftExchange 2013.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Veeam Software

Why Choose Citrix over VMware?
sponsored by Citrix
RESOURCE: Competing solutions may look similar at a glance, but there are good reasons Citrix is a leader in application virtualization. Here are four of them.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 22 Aug 2014


How can virtualization become your engine for smart growth?
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: Not all virtualization is the same. You can lower capital and operational expenses, improve virtualized workload performance and manage your heterogeneous hypervisor environment, all while reducing virtual machine sprawl. Learn how leading organizations around the globe are growing with open, flexible virtualization solutions.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Premiered: 23 May 2014

Red Hat

Avoiding the Data Apocalypse: Mitigating and Minimizing Data Disasters
sponsored by Commvault
VIDEO: Access this webcast to learn how you can mitigate and minimize data disasters by leveraging the advice and insight of experts in the field. You'll also learn about the biggest challenges to data protection today such as VM sprawl and tips on how to handle them.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 27 Jun 2014


Altalink Meets Increased Power Demand with Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by VCE
CASE STUDY: AltaLink -- the largest regulated electricity transmission company in Alberta, Canada -- was worried that its aging server and storage infrastructure wouldn't be able to support future growth. This case study illustrates how AltaLink consolidated their legacy multivendor systems on a converged infrastructure technology.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


A Tale of Two Workloads
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Rackspace offers this white paper for you to design to separate infrastructures and to classify and map existing and planned application workloads. Download and discover how VMware vSphere and OpenStack public and/or private cloud deployments deliver a hybrid solution for your business to grow.
Posted: 03 Nov 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014


Virdata's Internet of Things Platform and IBM SoftLayer
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This exclusive video explores the partner the strategic data insight arm of Technicolor turned to for its virtual machines, bare metal, storage solutions, and much more.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 03 Apr 2014


Best Management Practices for Server Virtualization
sponsored by CloudPhysics
EGUIDE: Despite the growth of virtualization, a smooth and successful migration to and management of a virtual machine (VM) isn't guaranteed. In this expert e-guide, examine some frequently asked questions with respect to server virtualization
Posted: 19 Oct 2014 | Published: 19 Oct 2014


Considerations for Third-Party and Server Appliance Tools
sponsored by Rackspace
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine what types of tools are available to help IT shops monitor storage performance in VMware server environments. Get advice about, discover the benefits of, and explore the drawbacks of third-party storage performance monitoring tools.
Posted: 30 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2014


It's Time to Generate a Virtual Server Battery Backup Plan
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide offers up some strategies for reducing power consumption which will lower the risk of your critical VMs going down during an outage.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2014


Key Considerations for VM Battery Life and Restoration
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide reveals 10 common causes of virtual machine restore failure and covers how to create a virtual server battery backup plan.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014


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


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®

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


Moving Technology Infrastructure into the Future: Value and Performance through Consolidation
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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

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
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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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