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DEFINITION: A backbone is a larger transmission line that carries data gathered from smaller lines that interconnect with it. 1) At the local level, a backbone is a line or set of lines that local area networks connect to for a wide area network connection or within a local area network to span distances efficiently (for example, between buildings).2) On the Internet or other wide area network, a backbone  … 
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Using the CyrusOne IX for Active-DR Interconnection
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: Effective DR strategies rely on highly connected data centers. Discover in this white paper how to situate your large-scale production environments within Web-scale carrier-neutral data centers, therefore maintaining the highest DR reliability.
Posted: 28 Mar 2016 | Published: 28 Mar 2016

CyrusOne

The Internet of Things: Patterns for Building Real World Systems
sponsored by Iron.Io
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how the internet of things is impacting systems, creating opportunities for developers, and more. Also explore new considerations for architecture design and the components of an IoT system.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Iron.Io

Complexity, Tamed: Wipro Protects their Client's Global Voice
sponsored by IR
WHITE PAPER: Wipro was tasked to manage a multi-national company's IP telephony system. Learn what they did to centrally manage their client's unified communications environment for improved control and visibility.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Published: 17 May 2016

IR

How Managed Service Providers Simplify Unified Communications Management
sponsored by IR
WHITE PAPER: Service providers can help organizations keep their business running while outsourcing complex communications environments. Read on to hear from an executive of a global service provider, who reveals what can be done to overcome five key challenges of maintaining communications equipment.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 13 May 2016

IR

How one IT Team Identified Communications Problems in Record Time
sponsored by IR
WHITE PAPER: Outages and poor voice quality damaged one prestigious law firm's reputation. Discover how the right tools enabled IT to resolve long-standing, hard-to-find problems across multiple vendors' devices.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Published: 17 May 2016

IR

The Business of Things: Designing Business Models to Win in the Cognitive IoT
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore the results of an executive report on what it takes to be successful in the era of the Internet of Things. Learn insights such as: the future of IoT is cognitive, organizational alignment with IoT strategy is imperative, and much more.
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Know Your Unified Communications Key Health Indicators
sponsored by IR
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the user experience of several unified communications tools. Uncover ways to reveal performance problems in multi-vendor UC ecosystems.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 23 May 2016

IR

5 Data Quality Problems in Every CMDB
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: Explore why clean data is essential for your configuration management database (CMDB). Uncover the top 5 data quality problems in every CMDB and how you can address these challenges.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

BDNA

Internet of Things (IoT) Reports and Videos
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource portal to find a rich collection of Internet of Things (IoT) reports and videos revealing the technological, economic, and social impacts of the hyper-connected economy.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2015

SAP

WAN Speak Musings – Volume I
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Clive Longbottom and Bob Tarzey discuss all things network related in this series of 12 short business focused articles.
Posted: 02 May 2013 | Published: 02 May 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Intervention areas for superfast broadband project Connecting Cumbria
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
DATA SHEET: UK broadband roll-out: Download this Excel spreadsheet detailing the intervention status of postcodes across Cumbria
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Network Purchasing Intentions 2013
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This exclusive Computer Weekly/TechTarget research ,based on a survey of over 400 European IT professionals, reveals organisations’ investment plans for networking technology.
Posted: 02 Dec 2013 | Published: 02 Dec 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Network Purchasing Intentions 2012
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: This in-depth research from Computer Weekly and Tech-Target, reveals the IT networking trends and spending priorities for European IT professionals in 2012.
Posted: 30 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Jul 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

How to be a Perpetually Valuable MSP
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to uncover answers to three essential questions all managed service providers should be asking about their IT channel business model.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

LogicNow

Special Report on Cisco
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This special nine-page report from Computer Weekly, updated for 2014, analyses the challenges facing Cisco, its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the IT market and its future strategy.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Juniper Professional Services Marketplace Reinforces Juniper’s Commitment to Customer and Partner Success
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
RESOURCE: Access this forum to explore the progression of online professional services marketplaces in recent years, and how one early adopter of this approach is changing the game for all stakeholders involved from partners to VARs.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 23 Feb 2015

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Professional Services Marketplace Overview for Partners
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
VIDEO: When your infrastructure expands beyond internal bandwidth, it is a safe bet to reach out for assistance from service providers. The problem has been finding the right one to meet your specific goals and budget until now. Watch this video to learn about an online solution that connects you with the service provider best suited to your needs.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Premiered: 10 Jun 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Professional Services Marketplace Overview for Customers
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
VIDEO: Growing your business takes a lot of work and there's no avoiding the need for help from outside service providers. Watch this video to learn about one company's solution that will connect your business with expert service providers best suited to meet your needs.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Premiered: 21 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Internal Segmentation Firewall: Protecting Your Network from the Inside Out
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this brief white paper, you will discover if an internal segmentation firewall is the best form of protection for your users and applications. Learn how to enforce more granular security with policy-based segmentation, and contain threats by user, device, and application.
Posted: 29 Oct 2015 | Published: 29 Oct 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Uncover The Advantages Behind Standardized MSP Reports
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: Discover why professional, standardized reports have emerged as a key success factor for many MSPs and IT services providers, helping prove relevance and demonstrate the value of service delivered to their clients. View now to learn how such reporting can help you gain the title of "Trusted Advisor."
Posted: 06 Dec 2012 | Published: 06 Dec 2012

Solarwinds N-able

Threat Intelligence Services eGuide
sponsored by OpenDNS
EGUIDE: This guide introduces threat intelligence services in the enterprise, including typical models and features, and also deconstructs the incident response (IR) process to share what you can expect when you hire an IR provider to handle your ongoing crisis.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

OpenDNS

24 Experts Share Their Network Security Secrets
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this guide, 24 experts reveal their network security secrets. Uncover recommendations on the 5 major security areas that require more attention now than ever.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

DigiWorld Yearbook
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: IDATE's DigiWorld Yearbook provides an annual analysis of the recent developments shaping the telecoms, internet and media markets, identifying major global trends and scenarios.
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 | Published: 18 Dec 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Buyer's Guide: IPV6 Migration
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This Computer Weekly Buyer's guide takes you through the steps you need to take to migrate to IPv6 and explains the potential impact on your business.
Posted: 26 Jul 2012 | Published: 05 Feb 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services, Worldwide
sponsored by Dimension Data
ANALYST REPORT: This Magic Quadrant, published on March 3rd, 2010 and authored by Eric Goodness, examines 17 vendors of IT services for business communications systems worldwide. Use it to find the right providers for your needs related to communications-centric managed service and outsourcing relationships or project-based professional services engagements.
Posted: 18 Mar 2010 | Published: 16 Mar 2010

Dimension Data

IPV6 Transition – Why the rush ?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST BRIEF: This report from Ovum warns that enterprises need to recognise that they will need to move to IPv6, even if they have IPv4 addresses available. They should treat IPv6 like any other disaster recovery plan.
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Next Generation Network Management Techniques
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: The February edition of the Network Evolution E-zine explore the latest advances in DevOps and uncover what you need to know for working within the movement. Also read several other featured articles!
Posted: 02 Feb 2012 | Published: 02 Feb 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Network Evolution: Software defined networks and the new network hyper-visor
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: This expert resource puts SDN under the microscope, examining the impact that the technology can have on your environment, along with how your peers are utilizing it. Read on to find out whether SDN is really worth the hype that is building around it.
Posted: 20 Nov 2013 | Published: 20 Nov 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Software-Defined Networks and the New Network Hypervisor
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: This issue of the Network Evolution E-Zine focuses on various SDN solutions, if it's the answer to the bottleneck problem, and potential pitfalls. Read this issue now to see what experts have to say about the possible SDN revolution.
Posted: 29 May 2013 | Published: 29 May 2013

SearchSecurity.com

The State of Software-Defined WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores key trends in software-defined networks and offers in-depth advice on how to address the limitations of today's VPN. Read on to see how software-defined WANs could help your company maximize its investments with the cloud.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Silver Peak

Software-Defined Networking Strategies for Campus WANs
sponsored by Brocade
EGUIDE: In this E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com, explore some of the issues associated with troubled OpenFlow switches, which vendors carry them, and details about a strategy that will not cause you the issues these other switches do.
Posted: 25 Oct 2012 | Published: 25 Oct 2012

Brocade

Better WAN performance? It takes more than bandwidth.
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: With increasing traffic from cloud and mobile computing, and real-time apps demanding greater performance, businesses need supercharged WANs. Access this white paper to discover how a managed SD-WAN solution will boost your network's performance to where it needs to be.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Verizon
 
 
BACKBONE NETWORKS DEFINITION (continued): … A backbone is a larger transmission line that carries data gathered from smaller lines that interconnect with it. 1) At the local level, a backbone is a line or set of lines that local area networks connect to for a wide area network connection or within a local area network to span distances efficiently (for example, between buildings).2) On the Internet or other wide area network, a backbone is a set of paths that local or regional networks connect to for long-distance interconnection. The connection points are known as network nodes or telecommunication data switching exchanges (DSEs).
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