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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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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

The Essential Guide to VM-aware Storage (VAS)
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Originally limited to accelerating HDD enterprise arrays, flash has transformed the storage industry and led to the development of cost efficient all-flash arrays (AFA). This paper will investigate five critical considerations in choosing an AFA and how VM-aware flash changes the game in one big use case: optimizing your virtualization platform.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 14 Oct 2016

Tintri

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

The World’s #1 vRA/vCAC Alternative
sponsored by Embotics
WHITE PAPER: This data sheet explores a cloud management platform allowing delivery of IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) from a single console while continuously monitoring resources to optimize automation, deployment and configuration of IT services across cloud environments.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

Embotics

VMworld Europe 2016: What to expect
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: VMworld Europe 2016 hits Barcelona in October, with VMware expected to announce new and refreshed products and services in support of its end-user computing and cloud strategy. In this e-guide, you'll find case studies featuring last year's winners, along with articles covering the technologies VMware looks set to champion at this year's event.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 08 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Develop and Implement a Strong Virtual Data Center Migration Plan
sponsored by CommScope
EGUIDE: Moving a virtual data center from one physical location to another is a big undertaking, and without a well-thought-out data migration plan, you are sure to run into issues. This e-guide details tips and tricks to developing a step-by-step migration plan and highlights how automation can help your approach.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 06 Sep 2016

CommScope

Securely Access Business Apps and Data with BYOD
sponsored by Citrix
VIDEO: A BYOD program can lower costs and improve productivity.But how do you ensure your BYOD program can meet IT security guidelines and allow workers remote access for secure end user computing?View this video that discusses one easy-to-install platform that gives your employees secure mobile access to all your virtual applications anytime, anywhere.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Premiered: 19 Aug 2016

Citrix

Infographic: What is Microsoft Azure?
sponsored by Microsoft
DATA SHEET: Get to know the Microsoft Azure platform and gain insight into the integrated services that accommodate many languages and operating systems as well as the tools used to accelerate a wide variety of app development and delivery capabilities.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Microsoft

An Introduction to Embotics vCommander
sponsored by Embotics
WEBCAST: Tune in to learn how a cost-effective cloud management platform can help you optimize the automation, deployment and configuration of IT services within public, private and hybrid cloud environments.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Mar 2, 2016

Embotics

IT Best Practices for Managing (or Inheriting!) Public Cloud Workloads
sponsored by Embotics
WEBCAST: Many workloads don't need to be running 24/7, but it's easy to forget to power them down which can give you a nasty surprise that is your monthly bill. Automation can help you reduce public cloud spending by 65% by scheduling on/off times for non-production instances. In this webcast, learn how other organizations are overcoming these pains.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Premiered: May 18, 2016

Embotics

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

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

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

Steps for a Successful SDS Vendor Comparison
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: As a radical new way to deploy storage services at a lower cost and improved performance, software-defined storage (SDS) has become a hot buzzword that vendors are applying to a diverse variety of solutions. In this eGuide, learn how to compare SDS vendors and the benefits of hyperconverged/converged software and storage virtualization.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Azure Cloud Applications: Deployment Methods and Challenges
sponsored by Softchoice Corporation
EGUIDE: Don't let deploying Azure cloud apps be a confusing process. This exclusive e-guide details the differences between the classic Azure cloud app deployment and the newer Resource Manager deployment to help you compare and determine the one that works for you.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 06 Sep 2016

Softchoice Corporation

How to Solve the Data Storage Challenge of Virtual Server Bottlenecks
sponsored by Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, explore how to track down and identify data storage bottlenecks and performance-robbing configuration issues in virtual environments. Also discover what tools to use to solve these bottlenecks and how to match apps to specific storage environments.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 11 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon

Expert Strategies for Virtualization Capacity Planning
sponsored by Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon
EGUIDE: Explore this e-guide to learn about common mistakes and issues overlooked when it comes to capacity planning. In addition, find out the best ways to approach capacity planning in your virtual environment.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon

Step-by-step Guide to Virtual Infrastructure Management
sponsored by Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon
EGUIDE: Though monitoring and managing your virtual infrastructures can be challenging, the right tools and strategies can help you maintain control over your environment. Access this e-guide to gain key tips and best practices for monitoring applications, physical host servers, hypervisors and more.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon
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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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