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What is Virtual Machine (VM)

Emerging Trends in Cloud Computing Analytics, Scalability, and Service Models
This is the virtualization or emulation of a computer system. Virtual machines are based on computer architectures and provide the functionality of a physical computer. Their implementations may involve specialized hardware, software, or a combination of the two.
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Fundamental Concepts of Cloud Computing
Dina Darwish (Ahram Canadian University, Egypt)
DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-0900-1.ch001
Cloud computing has transformed corporate and consumer lives. Cloud computing may save startups and businesses money and improve services. Independent developers may build global apps and services, share, and analyze data at scales formerly reserved for well-funded projects. Internet users may quickly create, share, and preserve digital content beyond their devices' computing capabilities. The cloud provider owns and maintains computer resources in cloud computing. Browser-based apps like Netflix, third-party data storage for images and other digital files like iCloud or Dropbox, and third-party servers used to support a company, research, or personal project's computer architecture are examples of such resources. This chapter discusses many topics related to cloud computing, such as: Cloud computing term, entities, technologies, delivery models, environments, and platforms, advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing, benefits of cloud computing, using cloud computing, risks and security concerns, cloud computing ethics, challenges, and costs, and research directions.
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A Review of Security Challenges in Cloud Storage of Big Data
An emulation of a particular computer system. Virtual machines operate based on the computer architecture and functions of a real or hypothetical computer, and their implementations may involve specialized hardware, software or a combination of both.
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Cloud Computing: A Security and Defense Proposal
A computer resource that uses software instead of a physical computer to run programs and deploy apps.
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Application of Cloud Computing in Companies
Is a guest machine simulation, which is usually different from the host machine (on which the simulation is performed). Virtual machines can be based on the specification of a hypothetical computer, or they can emulate the architecture of a computer and the features of a “real” computer. Earlier, software virtualization was used to switch hardware virtualization after the AMD-V Athlon 64 processor was built. Newer PCs have built-in hardware virtualization support.
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