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ALSO CALLED: Networks, W A N, Wide Area Networks
DEFINITION: A wide area network (WAN) is a geographically dispersed telecommunications network. The term distinguishes a broader telecommunication structure from a local area network (LAN). A wide area network may be privately owned or rented, but the term usually connotes the inclusion of public (shared user) networks. An intermediate form of network in terms of geography is a metropolitan area network (MAN).
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Analyst White Paper: Bringing DevOps to Service Provider Networks and Scoping New Operational Platform Requirements for SDN/NFV
sponsored by Ciena
WHITE PAPER: Service providers are transforming their services and networks by using SDN and NFV. This white paper explains the benefits of the NFV-based managed enterprise services necessary to know for a successful transformation. Access now to learn about these benefits and a consulting service that can help build the business of a SDN and NFV network.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Ciena

SDN and NFV are Changing the Game
sponsored by Ciena
WHITE PAPER: Network operators are still struggling to meet performance, availability, and bandwidth demands, due to the inherent deficiencies of legacy platforms and technologies. Access this white paper to learn about how you can meet customer demands by implementing SDN and NFV for your business.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

Ciena

Test Report: CloudBridge WAN Optimization Evaluation
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Discover the capacity of one WAN optimization tool in this third-party test report. Inside you'll learn specifically about how you can master your WAN environment.
Posted: 29 Jul 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Citrix

SD-WAN Bill of Frights
sponsored by Fatpipe, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With SD-WAN being the hottest buzzword in networking right now and the many components of the technology, it can be easy to be lead into making the wrong decision. Have confidence that you are deciding on the best SD-WAN provider for your business by following theses 5 golden rules.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

Fatpipe, Inc.

SD-WAN for Maximizing WAN Performance
sponsored by Fatpipe, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: More and more applications are moving to the cloud which is causing a decrease in WAN performance. This white paper displays how SD-WAN offers a solution to address these new network complexities and performance needs with a seven layered approach to WAN optimization.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

Fatpipe, Inc.

SD-WAN: Application Performance Routing
sponsored by Fatpipe, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: SD-WAN is becoming increasingly vital to everyday operations, especially application functionality. Access this white paper to learn how the need to reduce costs surrounding applications is changing traffic patterns and how SD-WAN is providing solutions.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

Fatpipe, Inc.

The Business Case for Hybrid Networks
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: The market for hybrid network services is growing rapidly which is driven by the increase in enterprise bandwidth consumption — growing by 30% a year, according to Gartner market research. Access this white paper now to discover if a hybrid network is right for your business.
Posted: 21 Mar 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016

MASERGY

How to Get the Most From Your Global WAN
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, examine areas of technical leadership you'll want your global WAN supplier to possess. Plus, uncover 4 questions you should ask when negotiating your global WAN contract.
Posted: 18 Mar 2016 | Published: 18 Mar 2016

MASERGY

Case Study: Amgen Turns to Hybrid Networking to Support its Global Business
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: Learn how one company adopted a network-as-a-service to connect its remote locations worldwide to its private IP network. Get access now to discover the benefits Amgen experienced after the upgrade, including seamless connections with a universal high performance network, excellent WAN visibility, and more.
Posted: 18 Mar 2016 | Published: 18 Mar 2016

MASERGY

Ancestry.com Takes its Network from the Past into the Future
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: In this case study discover how Ancestry.com deployed an MPLS network for all company sites across the globe. Get access now to learn about the benefits including, optimized network performance for each application and location, increased network agility, high reliability, and more.
Posted: 18 Mar 2016 | Published: 18 Mar 2016

MASERGY

Network Virtualization Brings Agility to the Enterprise
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: A recent survey indicates that over 40% of CIOs surveyed plan to upgrade their WANs this year, and they cited networking as the area most in need of a refresh. Network function virtualization (NFV) is a significant innovation in network design and it comes at an opportune time. Can you boost your company's agility with NFV?
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | Published: 08 Mar 2016

MASERGY

The Enterprise Guide to Managed Services
sponsored by Comcast
WHITE PAPER: Your network is slated to fall victim to BYOD initiatives. Your WAN will need an upgrade, and now it's decision time. This white paper invites you to explore several considerations before you employ network managed services. Access now to examine what managed services are, how they work, and who benefits from them.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 15 Mar 2016

Comcast

The Power of Next-Generation WAN: SD-WAN at the Forefront
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This report explains how and why enterprise application evolution is pushing SD-WAN to the business forefront. Read on now to see how the virtualized WAN can connect the cloud to your branch locations, deliver superior user experience, and more.
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 | Published: 17 Sep 2015

Citrix

Hybrid Will Be the New Normal for Next-Generation Enterprise WAN
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive Gartner report, learn how to establish a hybrid WAN in your organization that can optimize traffic flow between the Internet and MPLS to avoid application performance problems. Access now to also discover the role of the hybrid cloud in today's enterprise WAN infrastructure.
Posted: 16 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Citrix

State of the WAN Report: Software Defined WAN Emerges
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Connectivity is the way of the future. Understanding the current state and future of networking is the key to success. Access this report to learn about the current state of WAN technology, the future of software-defined WAN and how your organization should prepare for future networking needs.
Posted: 14 Sep 2015 | Published: 14 Sep 2015

Citrix

Key WAN Design Considerations For Cloud Connectivity & Business Continuity
sponsored by Fatpipe, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how companies use the Internet and other types of WANs to conduct day-today functions that help employees, customers, partners, suppliers and investors.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 07 Aug 2015

Fatpipe, Inc.

WAN Virtualization: Increase Application Reliability and Lower Networking Costs
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Discover how WAN virtualization can help you increase application reliability and scale bandwidth all while lowering networking costs.
Posted: 15 May 2015 | Published: 24 Apr 2015

Citrix

Hyper-V Replicas in Windows Server 2012
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: One of the most significant new features in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is the Hyper-V Replica (HVR) capability. Whether you are considering this for your own organization or just prepping for your Windows Server 2012 MCSA, this white paper presents the essentials of deploying this disaster recovery feature.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Global Knowledge

Application Delivery as an Infrastructure Service
sponsored by Array Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a solution for IaaS providers to use in order to expand their load balancing services.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2014

Array Networks

How We Define a Network is About to Change, Again
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how VMware NSX changes the way that you build, manage, and secure your network.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

How WAN Deficiencies Help Bolster Networks-as-a-Service (NaaS)
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we'll assess the key issues and review the underlying technologies that enable NaaS. We'll also offer an assessment of the business case, growth drivers and barriers for NaaS and the future as it relates to the convergence of NFV, SDN and NaaS.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Global Knowledge

Critical Concepts of the 200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching Exam
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews the major concepts covered on the Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching exam as of spring 2013.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Global Knowledge

Long-Distance IT: Driving Efficiency in Remote Offices
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at increasing the efficiency of IT in remote offices. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 02 Jan 2015 | Published: 02 Jan 2015

Citrix

How Cloud, Mobile and Video Will Increase Enterprise Bandwidth Needs Through 2017
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Read this helpful article to better understand the subject of bandwidth usage, how it is expected to grow within the next three years, and how to keep bandwidth usage under control.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Mar 2013

Brocade

Configure Three New Features to Optimize the Video Experience
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, you'll learn how, in addition to offloading content fetching and video rendering on the client, strategies such as video caching and disk-based compression can optimize video users' experiences.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Citrix
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