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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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Global Real Estate Firm Gets a New Lease on Business Continuity with Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines how the global real estate firm CBRE Group, Inc. was able to come up with a solution that not only filled the gaps left unaddressed by their legacy backup solution for reliable availability, but also allowed them to optimize their WAN connectivity at the same time.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Nov 2014

Veeam Software

ABC’s of K-12 Network Management
sponsored by Exinda Networks
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper can help you discover new technologies helping education networks prepare for the future. From smart phones to tablets, the way we use devices for education is changing. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Exinda Networks

Orchestrate a Dynamic Learning Network
sponsored by Exinda Networks
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at how high density networks are keeping up with end-users ever increasing demands today. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Exinda Networks

Application-Aware Network Performance Management for Dummies
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This resource reveals how to keep your business running smoothly by maintaining performance and focusing on the end user's experience.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

Fluke Networks

Best Practices to Reduce WAN Costs by up to 40%
sponsored by Exinda Networks
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at best practices for reducing WAN costs by up to 40%. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Nov 2014

Exinda Networks

Pinpoint Bandwidth Issues With 3 Simple Steps
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies three components of network performance to address when you get a demand for more bandwidth.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

SolarWinds, Inc.

Optimizing Video Experience
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: With more and more users working remotely from anywhere in the world, video content sharing has become more widely used amongst organizations.  However, most WANs are not up to date and ready to handle the additional stress to the network.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

Citrix

Using All the Tools You Can
sponsored by Ruckus Wireless
WHITE PAPER: As user demands on Wi-Fi networks continue to rise quickly across every part of the industry, great radio performance matters more than ever.  This exclusive white paper details a wireless solution that can help you achieve the best possible Wi-Fi experience for your enterprise.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Ruckus Wireless

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

Top 5 must-haves to update your WAN optimization solution
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Today's organizations are rapidly adopting virtualization, video, cloud computing and other emerging technologies to reduce capital expenditures.  However, some fail to adjust their WAN optimization offerings which can actually lead to an increase in cost.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Citrix

Two Top WAN Optimization Solutions Go Head-to-Head
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores the results of a study of one WAN optimization solution compared against another common solution.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 06 May 2014

Citrix

How Does the WAN Affect Your Virtualization Efforts?
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores the impact that the WAN has on virtualization.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Citrix

Step up performance with a network upgrade
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Rising end-user expectations for better network mobility has left IT in limbo, especially while also trying to meet security needs.  This whitepaper will help you enhance workforce productivity and support guest access all while keeping the networking secure.
Posted: 08 Sep 2014 | Published: 08 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

5 Things to Think About as You Deploy and Use Hybrid WANs
sponsored by Talari Networks
WHITE PAPER: As more organizations deploy cloud computing services and bandwidth-hungry applications like video conferencing and data backup, there are plenty of costs involved.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

Talari Networks

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

Put an End to Unplanned Outages
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces one company's solutions to the critical issue of unplanned IT outages, ensuring maximum uptime and minimal losses in the event of a disruption.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Cox Communications, Inc.

Carrier Ethernet: Transforming Business Telecommunications
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper elucidates the process of selecting the best services for your organization's WAN needs, including Private Line, Layer 2 VPNs, and Layer 3 VPNs.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Cox Communications, Inc.

Wide Area Networks: A Lifeline to Critical Services
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource discusses the new role that the WAN is playing in the modern enterprise, examining what tools can help satisfy your specific needs and providing the three keys to WAN success.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Cox Communications, Inc.

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

Branch and Mobile Workers, Avoid Potential Issues Caused by WAN
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, we show you the effect enterprise WAN can have on virtualized desktop and applications, including latency and congestion issues, and reveal how you can sidestep the impact caused by WAN.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

Citrix

Reducing Bandwidth While Improving User Experience with WAN Optimization
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines a WAN optimization solution that significantly reduces bandwidth strain while dramatically increasing the ratio of LAN to WAN traffic.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 20 Jun 2014

Citrix

The 2014 State of the WAN Report
sponsored by Talari Networks
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at the state of the WAN today, examining what your peers are doing to improve and sustain reliable and consistent network performance.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 19 Jun 2014

Talari Networks

Talari Mercury Appliances
sponsored by Talari Networks
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines a set of network appliances that leverages network bandwidth from multiple sources to enable you to take advantage of the economics of broadband and the public internet without sacrificing business-quality, reliability, or availability.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

Talari Networks

The Compelling ROI of Adaptive Private Networking
sponsored by Talari Networks
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at how adaptive private networking (APN) can help businesses save up to three million dollars in WAN costs while increasing available bandwidth to their branch offices.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

Talari Networks

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
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