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ALSO CALLED: Networks, Local Area Networks
DEFINITION: A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link. Typically, connected devices share the resources of a single processor or server within a small geographic area (for example, within an office building). Usually, the server has applications and data storage that are shared in common by multiple computer users. A local  … 
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A Wireless LAN that Works for Mobile Business
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Businesses need a robust, consistent, and high-performing WLAN if they want to keep up with the constant changes that redefine wireless.  There are a lot of options out there, so its important to find a solution that gives you more features at a lower cost.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Dell, Inc.

Cox Metro Ethernet Services
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces two network solutions, ELAN and MPLS IP-VPN, and helps you to discover which is better suited for your enterprise's networking needs.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Cox Communications, Inc.

Enabling Business Transformation With a Top-Tier Network Architecture Solution
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide introduces one company's top-tier network architecture solution that can help you to transform your enterprise networks.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Dell Networking FC Flex IOM: Infrastructure & Network Convergence w/ FCoE
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this game-changing resource to discover how your organization can benefit from adopting converged networks.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Dell, Inc.

Transforming Your WiFi Network Into A Secure Wireless LAN
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With businesses utilizing WLAN for BYOD strategies, it is more important than ever to secure your wireless networks. This guide explores a solution that allows a network of any size to take advantage of wireless technology without compromising the network's security.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Fortinet, Inc.

Dell Networking S5000: The Building Blocks of Unified Fabric and LAN/SAN Convergence
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In today’s Enterprise and Data Center environments, Ethernet is clearly the dominant interconnection medium of choice. This in-depth guide outlines the rise in 10GbE connections and their importance to IT professionals.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Dell, Inc.

Simplify the Data Center Network and Optimize Operations with LAN and SAN Convergence
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, explore the challenges in maintaining costs of virtualized data center operations, and unveil the benefits of converging local area network (LAN) and storage area network (SAN) to keep up with today's evolving needs.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Dell, Inc.

Accelerating network convergence in virtualized and cloud data centers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an innovative unified storage switch that provides a comprehensive platform and modular design that supports leading edge networking protocols – enabling IT organizations to converge LAN and SAN throughput in high I/O, virtualized environments.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

Applying the Four Standards of Security-Based CIA
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: High levels of optimization help to ensure that an organization's information security approach is both well-rounded and flexible enough to meet current and future threats.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 28 Oct 2013

Global Knowledge

Basics of Switching
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: A switch is a Layer 2 network device that forwards Ethernet frames based on the destination media access control (MAC) address. A switch has RJ-45 ports for connection and the intelligence to read MAC addresses to make forwarding decisions. The purpose of the switch is to quickly and accurately forward frames toward the destination.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Global Knowledge

Five steps to successfully migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives 5 guidelines to ensuring a successful migration to 802.11ac. These include auditing the current infrastructure, evaluating capacity requirements and choosing the right access points for your needs.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 May 2013

Aruba Networks

The Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture Enables Business Transformation
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper focuses on the 3 forces that are driving the need for the evolution of the overall enterprise network and presents a solution that transforms the network to provide unmatched levels of openness and programmability.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Cisco

Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture: An Automated, Application-Aware Foundation for the Modern Enterprise
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to take your first step toward an adaptable network platform –this enterprise network architecture provides the open, programmable, and application-aware foundation you need for today's mobile and cloud-connected world.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Cisco

Right-Size Your Network Without Compromise
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a WAN solution that allows organizations to transition from premium WAN bandwidth to more affordable internet transport, without sacrificing compliance or user experience.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Cisco

Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture: An Automated, Application-Aware Foundation for the Modern Enterprise
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to take your first step toward an adaptable network platform –this enterprise network architecture provides the open, programmable, and application-aware foundation you need for today's mobile and cloud-connected world.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Cisco

Top 5 IT Benefits of the Next-Generation Workplace
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: In the technology industry it has become increasingly important to stay on top of the latest trends and technological advances. This brief guide outlines 5 IT benefits of creating the next-generation workplace.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

Aruba Networks

Netsocket Virtual Network for Distributed Enterprises
sponsored by Netsocket
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines a virtual network solution that offers a low-cost, efficient, and centrally-managed virtual network specifically designed for the enterprise LAN and WAN edge network deployment.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

Netsocket

Optimizing Your Wireless Network
sponsored by Xirrus
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how Wi-Fi has become an essential business facility.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Xirrus

Enterprise Networks: Four Top Trends for 2014
sponsored by Azzurri
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, unveil the top 4 trends in enterprise networking for 2014, and use these as guidelines in your network management planning for next year.
Posted: 07 Oct 2013 | Published: 07 Oct 2013

Azzurri

Demystifying 802.11ac
sponsored by Xirrus
WHITE PAPER: This infographic demonstrates a new and very high throughput Wi-Fi standard. Find out how it delivers data rates in excess of 1 Gbps in its first phase of products with future iterations planned to take performance to nearly 7Gbps.
Posted: 04 Oct 2013 | Published: 04 Oct 2013

Xirrus

Creating a Mobile-Centric Organization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Discover an innovative approach to designing and deploying networks that can help you support a mobile workforce while lowering costs and cutting complexity.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Unified Visibility Fabric Architecture – A New Approach to Visibility
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, uncover a unified visibility fabric architecture that centralizes network monitoring and management tools for improved and simplified performance and security analysis.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Gigamon

Category 8 Cabling Standards Update
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the reasoning behind the development of Class II cabling limits and reveals why Category 8 cabling standards are critical to the future success of applications, Ethernet, and networking.
Posted: 04 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

CommScope

Enterasys Data Center Networking – Connectivity and Topology Design Guide
sponsored by Enterasys
WHITE PAPER: View key concepts that will help you build a data center fabric capable of meeting the needs of both organizations and users both today and in the future. View now to learn more!
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Enterasys

Bring-Your-Own-Device Requires New Network Strategies
sponsored by Xirrus
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the need for new network strategies in the age of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and mobility. Inside, learn about the challenges of current network architecture, and uncover the value of wireless LAN.
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

Xirrus
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LAN DEFINITION (continued): …  area network may serve as few as two or three users (for example, in a home network) or as many as thousands of users (for example, in an FDDI network). Major local area network technologies are:  Ethernet  Token Ring  FDDI   Ethernet is by far the most commonly used LAN technology. A number of corporations use the Token Ring technology. FDDI is sometimes used as a backbone LAN interconnecting Ethernet or Token Ring LANs. Another LAN technology, ARCNET, once the most commonly installed LAN technology, is still used in the industrial automation industry.Typically, … 
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