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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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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

Five Steps to Successfully Migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: 802.11ac is quickly becoming the definitive standard for next-generation Wi-Fi. This brief resource counts down five essential steps that will help you successfully migrate to 802.11ac.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Aruba Networks

IPv6 Addressing Plan Basics
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Creating an IPv6 addressing plan is one of the most important pre-adoption tasks you have. This white paper details the technical and business requirements of deploying IPv6 and also provides a sample plan. View now to learn more!
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013

Infoblox

Unified Data Center Fabric: Reduce Costs and Improve Flexibility
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how implementing a Unified Fabric can reduce costs and improve the alignment of data center assets to better fulfill business requirements.
Posted: 18 Oct 2012 | Published: 18 Oct 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

WAN and VPN Solutions: Choosing the Best Type for your Organization
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes the different WAN and VPN options organizations have, and helps you figure out which would be the best for your particular needs.
Posted: 08 Mar 2012 | Published: 07 Mar 2012

XO Communications

Converged Networks
sponsored by Azzurri
WHITE PAPER: Discover converged network solutions that can help your organization achieve the communications infrastructure you need, aligned to the strategy and objectives you set in place.
Posted: 21 Feb 2012 | Published: 21 Feb 2012

Azzurri

Savvy Network Architects Are Boosting Performance and Lowering the TCO of Campus LANs
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Campus networks are vital to many top initiatives of the modern enterprise. However, to deliver the performance requirements of a campus LAN, new, cost-effective, efficient solutions are needed. In this resource, uncover how a multivendor approach can help you increase network performance while lowering the TCO of campus LANs.
Posted: 17 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

Brocade

Forrester Thought Leadership White Paper: Exploring the Potential Benefits of End-to-End Convergence of Data Center Networks
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discloses the results of an evaluation of end-to-end storage area network/local area network (SAN/LAN) networking issues including Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) adoption.
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Published: 14 Feb 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Ten Steps to an Enterprise Mobility Strategy
sponsored by iPass Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Ensure traveling employees are productive while you control costs and security, with an enterprise mobility strategy.
Posted: 30 Jan 2012 | Published: 27 Jan 2012

iPass Inc.

The Ultralight Branch
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn more about enterprise connections and how ultralight branches can help keep users connected from multiple, small locations.
Posted: 08 Dec 2011 | Published: 08 Dec 2011

Aerohive Networks

Accelerating Revenue through Carrier Ethernet Service Differentiation
sponsored by InfoVista Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Many CSPs are looking towards Carrier Ethernet services – a way to more rapidly and efficiently deliver the bandwidth requirements and service requirements. If not properly managed, however, operating costs could end up increasing instead of being cost-effective.
Posted: 22 Nov 2011 | Published: 22 Nov 2011

InfoVista Corporation

The iEverything Enterprise: Understanding and Addressing IT's Dilemma in a World Dominated by Wireless Smart Devices
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization, cloud computing and wireless technologies are providing gains in productivity and cost savings. Enterprise applications can now be delivered to almost any device, regardless of whether they are issued corporately or personally owned. Learn how almost every IT department is experiencing the effects of smart device adoption.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

Aerohive Networks

Best Practices for Assuring VoIP Performance
sponsored by AppNeta
WHITE PAPER: Since no two networks are exactly the same, no two network assurance programs will be either. Fortunately, PathView Cloud adapts to your needs, and provides a complete approach.
Posted: 07 Sep 2011 | Published: 07 Sep 2011

AppNeta

A Virtual Bridges Briefing Paper
sponsored by CDG in association with Virtual Bridges
WHITE PAPER: Most VDI solutions available today to solve the branch user problem require complex installation and configuration processes, along with ongoing intensive IT management. With branch VDI technologies, users get a LAN-like desktop experience with decreased IT complexity and faster deployment times.
Posted: 07 Sep 2011 | Published: 07 Sep 2011

CDG in association with Virtual Bridges

Optimization is for the Clouds
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper begins with an outline of the characteristics of computing from a distance, describes how WAN optimization of cloud resources improves the user experience, explains how Riverbed’s Cloud Steelhead achieves this, and concludes with several deployment examples.
Posted: 06 Sep 2011 | Published: 06 Sep 2011

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Building Secure Wireless LANs
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a holistic view of Wi-Fi security, offering guidelines to deploy a wireless network that’s as secure as your wired one.  
Posted: 06 Jun 2011 | Published: 02 Jun 2011

Aerohive Networks

HP FlexBranch Office Solution Transforming Branch Experience
sponsored by HP & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Branch office solutions based upon converged infrastructure can deliver higher levels of security to ensure data protection and prevent costly, damaging breaches. Read this set of documents to learn more about servers, storage and network resources can be safely shared without inhibiting system response and availability.
Posted: 26 May 2011 | Published: 26 May 2011

HP & Intel®

Choosing the Right Metropolitan Ring for Your Business
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are evolving and looking for more effective and efficient methods of handling bandwidth, performance and end-point needs. In addition, they are trying to anticipate future needs to help make good networking decisions.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2011

AT&T Corp

Take Control: How to Keep Traffic Moving, at a Low Cost
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Network performance problems bring everyone down. They drain productivity, spirits, and profits. But your IT resources and budget are limited. Really, what can you do? Read this paper to find out how to take control with a managed switch.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Unified Networking on 10 Gigabit Ethernet
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Unified networking over 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) in the data center offers compelling benefits, including a simplified infrastructure, lower equipment and power costs, and the flexibility to meet the needs of the evolving, virtualized data center.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

Intel

Is Your Network Ready for VoIP?
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: This paper summarizes in question and answer format the many critical factors pertaining to VoIP’s viability, regardless of which vendor’s IP-PBX system is deployed across the distributed enterprise.
Posted: 07 Oct 2010 | Published: 07 Oct 2010

BlueCoat

Deployment Strategies for 802.11n: Key Considerations for the Next Generation of Wireless Networking
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: While 802.11n wireless networks let enterprises create a seamless working environment by combining the mobility of wireless with the performance of wired networks, the best ways for deploying 802.11n—while minimizing acquisition and operational costs—may still be unclear. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 05 Oct 2010

Brocade

Top 10 Reasons Your Company Does NOT Need McAfee Vulnerability Manager
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Some IT and security teams wonder if automated vulnerability management is important, given pressing demands for other IT projects and investments. Why not stick with manual processes or traditional scanners? It is possible that McAfee® Vulnerability Manager may not be right for your organization. Use this simple evaluation checklist to find out.
Posted: 04 Oct 2010 | Published: 04 Oct 2010

Intel Security

The Corporate Network of the Future: Convergence 2.0
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: We are in the midst of a major innovation cycle in IT - moving from infrastructure designed to automate existing processes to services-oriented architectures that speed the delivery of innovative new services. Read this paper to learn about the features and benefits of a unified fabric and its critical role in the corporate network of the future.
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 | Published: 09 Sep 2010

Brocade
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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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