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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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2016 WAN Crystal Ball
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Which new trends and technologies will be game-changing in 2016? What benefits will these new concepts bring and what challenges will you have to tackle? These are just some of the questions addressed in this eBook as Silver Peak shares the predictions for the New Year and looks at the trends that are expected to go mainstream in 2016.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Silver Peak

Can Broadband Change the WAN?
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how you can leverage SD-WAN applications to enable hybrid WANs for better efficiency, and get the most out of your MPLS by bridging a link with broadband Internet.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Silver Peak

5 Reasons Why Enterprises are Moving to Broadband their WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This short paper discusses the 5 reasons why enterprises are radically rethinking their WAN with a move to broadband.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

Silver Peak

Delivering Path Control Over Multiple Connections: The Foundation for Your Hybrid WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals how you can begin the transition towards an SD-WAN deployment by incorporating path control.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

Silver Peak

Deploying a Cloud-Ready WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to easily deploy a cloud-ready WAN architecture and discover how a software-defined WAN can put your business on the path to cloud-readiness, as well as provide benefits like increased flexibility and agility.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Silver Peak

Market Guide for Software-Defined WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner report analyzes the SD-WAN marketplace today, and gives recommendations for companies looking to purchase SD-WAN technology. Read on to learn more about the key findings of the report so that you can make the best decision for your networking needs.
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2015

Silver Peak

The Promising Possibilities of 802.11ac Wave 2
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines what you need to know about 802.11ac Wave 2. Read on to learn about its key features, as well as comparisons to Wave 1 so that you can be prepared for the update.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Published: 14 Dec 2015

Avaya

Will Hybrid Be the New Normal for Next-Generation WAN?
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This report explains why enterprise network planners must design a WAN architecture that incorporates an integrated hybrid WAN solution. Read on here to learn more about next-generation hybrid WANs and what this means for the state of the enterprise.
Posted: 16 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Citrix

2015 State of the WAN Report: Emergence of Software-Defined WAN
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, you will access the current state of the WAN for 2015, learn why WAN budgets are looking up, and see how much interest and momentum software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is garnering. Read this report now to get an inside look at the factors driving and inhibiting change in the WAN.
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.

Analyst Report: Can Broadband Change the WAN?
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at the challenges that are facing network managers and reviews a new breed of technology which addresses the problem of WAN performance.
Posted: 30 Jun 2015 | Published: 16 Jun 2015

Silver Peak

CIO Brief: Redefining Your WAN with Broadband
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This resource will help you discover the benefits of software-defined WANs and how you can begin the transition to this new model with minimal disruption and cost.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

Silver Peak

Technology in Action: Kingston Tech Migrates to a Broadband WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper and see how Kingston Technology implemented a software-defined WAN to reduce costs and complexity while streamlining data replication efforts.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

Silver Peak

The 2015 Guide to WAN Architecture & Design
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This guide reveals a lot of information about the newest thinking in WAN architecture and design.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

Silver Peak

5 Reasons Why Enterprises Move to Software-Defined WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover the 5 key reasons for upgrading to software-defined WAN to support the increasingly SaaS-focused business world.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

Silver Peak

Improve Competitiveness with Software-Defined Wide Area Networks
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the challenges of MPLS–based WANs compared to the benefits of SD-WANs. Read on to learn how you can achieve greater agility, decreased costs, increased performance, and more so that you can be ready for the next generation of IT.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 22 Jun 2015

Silver Peak

WAN Virtualization is the Answer to Your WAN Questions
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn why WAN virtualization is the answer you've been looking for to ensure business critical apps always perform well.
Posted: 15 May 2015 | Published: 24 Apr 2015

Citrix

Optimizing The Hybrid Cloud: Extending Your Enterprise WAN to Infrastructure as a Service
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper now to learn how IaaS deployments can impact the network and discover a more efficient approach to consistent hybrid WAN architecture.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 23 Mar 2015

Silver Peak

The Next Generation of Wide Area Networking
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps to identify some of the challenges that are associated with ensuring the acceptable delivery of applications and services acquired from either a SaaS or an IaaS provider.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 23 Mar 2015

Silver Peak

A New Approach to Branch Office Network Design
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn a new approach to branch office network architecture.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 26 Mar 2015

Silver Peak

How Virtual Network Services Impact the Software-Defined Data Center
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how various virtual network services like workload acceleration give you the performance, flexibility and control you need to keep up with the agile business world.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015

Silver Peak

Why So Many are Turning to WAN Optimization Software
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to learn how virtual WAN optimization combines the benefits of server virtualization – rapid deployment, ease of management and more – with the established performance and cost gains of WAN optimization.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 24 Oct 2013

Silver Peak

Beyond Bandwidth: The Business Case for Data Acceleration
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the promise of new network optimization technology and the six specific benefits it can bring to enterprises.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 26 Mar 2015

Silver Peak

Best Practices for Deploying WAN Optimization with Data Replication
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how to properly deploy WAN optimization in disaster recovery situations.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

Silver Peak

The Next Generation of Wide Area Networking
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will identify the challenges associated with ensuring the acceptable delivery of applications and services acquired from either a SaaS or an IaaS provider. Read on to understand how emerging functionalities of the WAN will enable you to overcome these challenges.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 23 Mar 2015

Silver Peak
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