IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Mar 1 2011   4:21PM GMT

Managing the Growth and Impact of Virtual Machines and Memory – Part VI

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Though a process virtual machine can be considered an application-orientated system virtual machine; process virtual machine uniqueness resides in the provisioning of “a platform-independent programming environment that abstracts away details of the underlying hardware or operating system, and allows a program to execute in the same way on any platform.” Moreover, a process virtual machine executes as a normal application inside operating systems and only supports a single process. It is created when a process is started and dismantled when the process has concluded. At this configuration level, appropriate utilization of command services is a practical method for controlling a process virtual machine.

View Part I of the Managing the Growth and Impact of Virtual Machines and Memory series here

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