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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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The Business Case for Hybrid Network Unification: Maximizing Performance, Continuity and IT Savings
sponsored by IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES
WHITE PAPER: While enterprises can better serve their business needs by deploying two or more WANs, questions arise about what trade-offs need to be made. At issue is not only the ability to create a hybrid network with MPLS and Internet VPN between data centers and branch offices, but also the ability to control. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 28 Apr 2010

IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES

Five Common Myths of VDI
sponsored by Pano Logic, Inc
WHITE PAPER: VDI promises substantial savings from improved IT productivity, slashed energy and cooling costs, improved hardware reliability, longer endpoint life spans, and much greater flexibility and responsiveness in provisioning and supporting desktop computing. This white paper discusses common myths and realities about VDI.
Posted: 08 Apr 2010 | Published: 08 Apr 2010

Pano Logic, Inc

Enterprises Embrace Rich Media Development with ECDNs
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: This AT&T paper shows, ECDN technologies not only reduce WAN bandwidth consumption, they can also reap productivity gains. Read on to find out more.
Posted: 05 Apr 2010 | Published: 05 Apr 2010

AT&T Corp

The MPLS Network: A Future-Proof Engine for Voice-Data Convergence
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Voice and data on a single wire is an exciting network development. MPLS technology, which enables voice and data to be transported together on wide area networks (WANs), has matured to provide a platform for almost unimaginable communications and cloud computing possibilities. Learn more about MPLS by reading this white paper.
Posted: 26 Mar 2010 | Published: 26 Mar 2010

MegaPath Inc.

WAN Governance Executive Primer
sponsored by IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn the complexity of managing WAN traffic is increasing, organizations need more capabilities for optimizing application performance than just WAN acceleration.
Posted: 05 Feb 2010 | Published: 05 Feb 2010

IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES

What is Carrier Grade Ethernet?
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the fundamentals of Carrier Ethernet and examines how service profiles and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) can be defined in Carrier Ethernet.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 28 Jan 2010

Brocade

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

Distributed IT Infrastructures: Alternative Approaches
sponsored by VM6 Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper outlines the benefits derived and the costs associated with virtualization in the Remote Offices/Branch Offices, in the classic model versus the proposed model.
Posted: 27 Oct 2009 | Published: 27 Oct 2009

VM6 Software

Application Delivery Networks -- Enabling Video Ready Networks
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: This paper takes a look at some of the advantages of video conferencing in terms of both cost savings and time savings, explains some of the problems and challenges in making video conferencing work, and gives advice for making the network ready to accommodate video conferences.
Posted: 22 Oct 2009 | Published: 22 Oct 2009

BlueCoat

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

WAN Optimization Disaster Stories
sponsored by Orange Business Services
WHITE PAPER: For every successful WAN optimization, there are many others that have less-than-desirable results. This white paper reviews some real-life WAN optimization failures, determines the causes and offers concrete advice to help ensure a successful WAN optimization project.
Posted: 28 Jul 2009 | Published: 28 Jul 2009

Orange Business Services

Overcoming Single Provider MPLS Limitations
sponsored by Virtela Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, Frost & Sullivan reviews the limitations associated with taking a single-provider approach to MPLS networks and its impact on the enterprise. They then examine Virtela's Global Service Fabric multicarrier network approach and how it overcomes these limitations to provide a best-of-breed global MPLS network solution.
Posted: 23 Jul 2009 | Published: 22 Jul 2009

Virtela Communications, Inc.

Managing the WAN to Optimize Business
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: Bandwidth management is a common technique employed by IT organizations to improve quality of service over the WAN by assigning guaranteed levels of bandwidth and prioritizing traffic to improve application performance. To be effective, bandwidth management must be perfectly aligned with business policies and priorities. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 01 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

BlueCoat

Optimize Performance of Datacenter to Datacenter Traffic
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: Traffic between datacenters is growing at an accelerating rate. As throughput expands, the rate at which costs increase rises as well. A WAN optimization solution can help get backups and database synchronizations completed on time - without hurting VoIP or internet backhaul. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 01 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

BlueCoat

A Technical Review of Caching Technologies
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: The goal of this white paper is to discuss the role of caching, describe in detail how object caching and byte caching works, and show how these caching technologies work together to deliver true performance differentiation.
Posted: 29 Jun 2009 | Published: 17 Dec 2007

BlueCoat

Application Acceleration for Satellite-Based Enterprise Services
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews the best of the newest achievements in VSAT performance and utility and shows how these solutions could become part of the mainstream of corporate network deployment and an integral portion of commercial (and competitive) service provider offerings.
Posted: 26 Jun 2009 | Published: 30 Dec 2008

BlueCoat

Cisco Virtual Office Deployment Guide
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Cisco Virtual Office is a highly scalable solution for medium and large organizations looking to provide teleworkers, small offices, and mobile users with office-like experience combining voice, video, wireless, and real-time data applications in a secure environment. This deployment guide provides full details.
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jun 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Extreme Savings: Cutting Costs with Riverbed
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how enterprises can use Riverbed solutions to cut hard costs and make the most of their existing infrastructure, without negatively impacting their operations.
Posted: 16 Jun 2009 | Published: 16 Jun 2009

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Merging Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) Processes
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how continuous data protection (CDP) technology can bridge various DR methodologies to help organizations overcome the challenges of tape and achieve maximum benefits from their IT investments.
Posted: 16 Jun 2009 | Published: 16 Jun 2009

FalconStor Software

A Smarter Approach to WAN Optimization
sponsored by Exinda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Network managers and administrators face the daunting task of effectively monitoring and managing network resources while meeting user expectations for network performance across the WAN. At the same time, they have to reduce operating costs and do more with less. Read on to learn how a unified performance management (UPM) solution can help.
Posted: 27 May 2009 | Published: 27 May 2009

Exinda Networks

Power efficiency and sustainable Information Technology
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to hear how the authors tackle the ever-increasing problem of the cost of energy consumption in an enterprise. They show how the use of remote power-management technologies allows a business to manage energy consumption while ensuring that systems can be awakened in a reliable, secure manner.
Posted: 27 May 2009 | Published: 23 Dec 2008

Intel Corporation

Simplifying Disaster Recovery (DR): One-Button Replication for Combined Physical/Virtual Data Centers
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: The FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS) solution can be deployed in conjunction with VMware vCenter SRM to empower VMware vCenter SRM to automate and manage the DR process for the entire physical and virtual infrastructure. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 19 May 2009 | Published: 19 May 2009

FalconStor Software

IP Telephony: Reliability You Can Count On
sponsored by ShoreTel - OLD
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the effects of three different architectures on the ability to deliver IP-based telephony systems that are both highly available and cost effective.
Posted: 19 May 2009 | Published: 19 May 2009

ShoreTel - OLD

Backup and Recovery for Microsoft Exchange Server - Data Domain Deduplication Storage Best Practices Guide
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
WHITE PAPER: In many companies, Microsoft Exchange is now commonly viewed as a mission-critical application. Protecting Exchange information is critical and backup is still the primary method used. This paper focuses on the traditional backup and recovery practices for Microsoft Exchange Server along with solutions from Data Domain.
Posted: 08 May 2009 | Published: 08 May 2009

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

Desktop Virtualization: Overcoming five real-world challenges
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Success with server virtualization is leading many firms to explore the next frontier - virtualizing employee desktops. The opportunities are significant, but so are the challenges, both technical and psychological.
Posted: 21 Apr 2009 | Published: 21 Apr 2009

Citrix
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