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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

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

10 Steps to a Service-Centric IT Model That Drives Efficiency
sponsored by NetEnrich
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, our experts explore how an enterprise command center can create IT efficiency and enable your IT team to be a true service provider to your business. Read on for 10 steps to a service-centric IT model.
Posted: 04 Jan 2016 | Published: 04 Jan 2016

NetEnrich

Quality Contact Recording Increases Workforce Optimization
sponsored by Avaya CenturyLink
WHITE PAPER: Choosing top tier contact recording services can empower businesses by optimizing the performance of their customer-facing resources. Read this white paper that educates you on communication monitoring services and how they can help you achieve performance improvement that increases customer retention.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Avaya CenturyLink

10 Ways to Reduce TCO with Converged Infrastructure Unified Management
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Explore the top 10 methods for leveraging unified management platforms within converged infrastructures to lower TCO. Boost the agility of the IT department by reading this expert white paper, and learn how to accelerate app deployments and automate operations by unifying management of this infrastructure.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 05 Jul 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

How to Achieve End-to-End Unified Communications Visibility
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Only by adopting an integrated approach to monitoring and troubleshooting UC applications will the benefits promised by UC adoption be fully realized. Uncover ways IT organizations address the adoption of complex, highly interdependent UC applications.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jun 2016

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Tackling Call Quality Problems: Skype for Business
sponsored by IR
WHITE PAPER: How do you gain insight into call quality for Skype for Business? This white paper explores the 4 main data sources within Skype for Business and how they reveal the end users' experience.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 23 May 2016

IR

WHY DO-IT-YOURSELF IN IOT LEADS TO FAILURE: Connecting Products Is a Business (Not a Technology) Problem
sponsored by Xively by LogMeIn
WHITE PAPER: Discover 5 common failures of DIY IoT, and how to eliminate the need for DIY altogether.
Posted: 10 Jun 2016 | Published: 10 Jun 2016

Xively by LogMeIn

Make Your Business Matter in an Agile World
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This infographic invites you to reimagine your business model, decisions, and processes. Learn ways you can connect your business with the Internet of Things, gain real-time insight from any device on any data, and much more.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

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

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

9 Considerations to Choose the Right Cloud Phone Provider
sponsored by ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: Businesses today are turning to cloud phone systems more than ever, but how do you know which one is right for you? To choose the one that's best for your business, we've dialed it down to 9 simple questions you should ask before pressing one for yes.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

ShoreTel

Simplify Unified Communications Management
sponsored by IR
WHITE PAPER: Maintaining communications and collaboration within your enterprise can be complex and expensive. Discover why some companies are turning to service providers to keep their business running and overcome 5 common UC challenges.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 13 May 2016

IR

Internet of Things: Enterprise Risks, Platform Options to Consider
sponsored by Xively by LogMeIn
EGUIDE: The Internet of Things (IoT) increases the number of security risks businesses face, becoming a backdoor for attackers into the enterprise. Discover 7 key security risks associated with IoT and how to manage them. Plus learn how robust cloud platforms will allow IoT to reach its potential.
Posted: 10 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

Xively by LogMeIn

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

Market Overview: Key User Demands for Communications Outsourcing and Managed Service Success
sponsored by Dimension Data
ANALYST REPORT: This Magic Quadrant market overview examines 17 vendors of IT services for business communications systems worldwide. 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

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

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

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

Insights into Networking Technologies in the Workplace: Best Practices
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: The following guidelines are designed to help organizations facilitate a connected, efficient organization. Access now to discover tips, answers, and insight to demystify networking technologies such as LAN, Wi-Fi, audio visual, and more.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 14 Jun 2016

CommScope

WAN Speak Musings – Volume VI
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Clive Longbottom and Bernt Ostergaard look at the key issues affecting network design and management in this continuing series of articles.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Embracing the Digital Workplace
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Organizations across all industries recognize the need to embrace digital transformation or risk being left behind in today's mobile world. Transform your business by embracing digital and discover the key trends driving the transformation as well as, the impact these trends are having on the underlying mobile networks.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hybrid WAN Services Emerging as a Viable Network Option
sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Modernize your understanding of Hybrid WAN. Have you heard what industry analyst, Mike Sapien from Ovum, is saying about hybrid WAN? Hint: It doesn't include the need to abandon MPLS.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Computer Weekly Network IT case studies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Jennifer Scott takes a look at what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the Computer Weekly European User Awards.
Posted: 01 Jul 2013 | Published: 01 Jul 2013

ComputerWeekly.com
 
 
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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