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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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A Total-Cost-of-Ownership Comparison for Unified Communications and Collaboration
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This guide compares the total-cost-of-ownership of various unified communications and collaboration platforms and explains how collaboration is critical to the success of the modern business.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Cisco

IP Version 6 Address Types
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: There are a number of different types of addresses in IPv6. This white paper examines addressing classifications in detail and outline their functions within the context of the protocol.
Posted: 14 Jan 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Global Knowledge

6 Tasks You Can't Do with Traditional IT Operational Tools
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details 6 tasks that traditional IT operations tools aren't equipped to handle.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

VMware

How Technology Is Transforming Finance
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This resource collects articles from CIO and The Economist Intelligence Unit regarding how technology is transforming finance and the growing partnership between finance and IT.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 11 Apr 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

IBM: Redefining Enterprise Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out why it is imperative for enterprise IT infrastructures to adapt to modern challenges by utilizing cloud computing and taking new approaches to analytics and security.
Posted: 06 Dec 2012 | Published: 07 May 2013

IBM

IBM PowerVM Virtualization Technology on IBM POWER7 Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consolidating data center servers through virtualization is integral to successful IT systems design. Read the white paper and see how IBM PowerVM on POWER7 offers higher ratios of server virtualization than VMware on comparable Intel x86 platforms. This enables superior performance, greater operational savings and improved efficiency.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

IBM

How Will the Change in Internet Addresses Affect Your Business?
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: IP addresses are being nearly depleted due to the immense popularity of the internet and the need to have a unique IP address to identify each device using it. Running out of internet addresses would have disastrous effects.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

Brocade

Realize The Benefits Of Design, Operation, Maintain Thinking Today
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll find tips and strategies for maintaining an open and flexible IT system that will increase the efficiency of your enterprise. Learn how leveraging design, operate, maintain (DOM) can facilitate an easy transition to an open IT system.
Posted: 11 Jan 2012 | Published: 11 Jan 2012

IFS

Preparing for IBM PureApplication System: Article series on onboarding your applications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This 5-part series offers key tips and tools that can help prepare your organization for a workload optimized, integrated hardware and software appliance. Discover how to quickly on-board your applications so you can get the most from this advanced system.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 11 Apr 2012

IBM

Mobile Internet 3.0: How Operators Can Become Service Innovators and Drive Profitability
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Mobile operators today have the distinct ability to become service innovators and drive profitability with the advent of Mobile Internet 3.0. Learn how you can expand your data revenue base in this resource.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 23 Apr 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.
 
 
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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