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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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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®

NHS Trust Enhances Healthcare with Juniper Networks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Belfast H&SC Trust had recognized the benefits of wireless technology, but the existing network was proving increasingly difficult to manage. A Juniper Networks Wireless LAN Portfolio pilot was deployed, proving to be a success in terms of its stability, security and manageability allowing centralized management at the touch of a button.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Hospital Improves Patient Care and Clinician Productivity with WLAN
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To facilitate high-quality patient care, Memorial Hospital deployed a wireless LAN to provide both data and voice access throughout the facility. The instantaneous communication and broad information access has significantly improved the quality of patient care, because it lets staff spend more time caring for patients and less time on paperwork.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

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 McAfee, Inc.
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

McAfee, Inc.

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

 802.11n Migration
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: In the last few short years sales of 802.11n wireless networking gear have skyrocketed, and have effectively displaced the legacy 802.11a/b/g versions in many organizations. It's rapidly becoming the wireless technology of choice for networking professionals in all-sized organizations.
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

Brocade

Optical Fiber Cabling for Data Communication –Test and Troubleshooting Quick-Reference Guide
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This booklet reviews best practices for test and troubleshooting methods as well as the test tools to ensure that installed optical fiber cabling provides the transmission capability to reliably support LAN or enterprise network applications.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 26 Aug 2010

Fluke Networks

Effective Cabling Techniques for IBM BladeCenter Chassis
sponsored by Panduit
WHITE PAPER: This guide defines specific cabling techniques that simplify cable pathways and promote airflow for maximum cooling, ultimately improving overall system performance and uptime.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | Published: 20 Aug 2010

Panduit

VoIP Without Hype: What Businesses Need to Know
sponsored by Fonality Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It’s important to approach VoIP with your eyes wide open – to understand the technology involved, the investment required, and an affordable migration path to VoIP that will deliver value to your business, both short- and long-term, without compromising the quality of your communications. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Fonality Inc.

Impacts of Healthcare Applications on WLAN Mobility
sponsored by AirMagnet
WHITE PAPER: WLANs are the often-underestimated strategic resource that provides the foundation for the success of any mobile initiative. This paper will address how to build and manage a solid WLAN foundation that protects healthcare organizations from poor application performance, security vulnerabilities and compliance issues.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

AirMagnet

Brocade FCoE Solutions for I/O Convergence
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Fibre Channel over Ethernet is extending the reliability benefits and service of Fibre Channels to LANs and other Ethernet networks. Learn how this approach enables flexible, scalable, and simplified data center fabrics that support increasingly powerful applications and growing amounts of data.
Posted: 11 Jun 2010 | Published: 11 Jun 2010

Brocade

VMware View™ on NetApp Storage
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how VMware View 4 and virtual desktop storage options from NetApp deliver flexible, cost effective, secure virtual desktops. Enterprises can now deploy cost effective virtual desktop environments (over LAN or WAN) that meet the needs of a wide range of end users.
Posted: 06 May 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

VMware, Inc.

Validate LAN Installations for Optimal Service Delivery
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses LAN validation – what it is, who benefits from this practice, and why it should be part of a network installer’s and network owner’s best practices. An overview of how to perform validation testing will also be covered.
Posted: 13 Apr 2010 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

Fluke Networks

Delivering IT as a Service for Virtualized Data Centers
sponsored by Continental Resources
WHITE PAPER: Architecting a successful cloud computing infrastructure can be challenging. The secure cloud architecture offers the best products and features to create a cloud service that can realize the efficiencies of shared infrastructure while still offering the security, flexibility, resilience, and ease of management of a traditional IT deployment.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Continental Resources

Voice and Unified Communication-Enabled Networks: Three Critical Considerations
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: The multi-service, mission-critical, business-enabling campus LAN needs consistent features and service reliability from edge to core. Talk to Brocade and find out how to deploy an extraordinary network for the entire enterprise-converged campus to consolidated data center.
Posted: 09 Feb 2010 | Published: 09 Feb 2010

Brocade

Best Practices for Virtual Infrastructure Management
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: By understanding the unique management challenges of virtualized environments and leveraging innovative solutions to meet those challenges, you will be able to help your organization reap the wide range of business benefits that virtualization can deliver.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 28 Jan 2010

Brocade

Frontline LAN Troubleshooting Guide
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This guide addresses the challenges network professionals face when it comes to network troubleshooting and outlines eight key steps every technician should know to aid in successful troubleshooting.
Posted: 27 Jan 2010 | Published: 25 Sep 2008

Fluke Networks

Unified Application Delivery
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: By providing a unified Application Delivery Networking platform, F5 BIG-IP offers the ability for organizations to adopt a single platform for all its application delivery needs.
Posted: 10 Dec 2009 | Published: 10 Dec 2009

F5 Networks

Unraveling Web Malware
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: There has been a rapid rise in the use of web blended threats. Defending corporate networks from these threats requires modern protection that functions on many levels. Find out how cyber criminals infiltrate your network and how FireEye's blended defense against Web malware prevents data loss and intellectual property theft.
Posted: 01 Sep 2009 | Published: 29 Sep 2008

FireEye

802.11n Drives an Architectural Evolution
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Today's enterprises deploy wireless LANs (WLANs) as a standard business tool to drive productivity and enhance collaboration. Enter the state-of-the-art WLAN 802.11n. Organizations can expand their wireless capabilities with this expanding technology to dramatically boost network capacity and speed up to 600 Mbps. Read this paper for more details.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 29 Aug 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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