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ALSO CALLED: Networks, Local Area Networks
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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LAN Reports
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Intro to Simplifying WLAN Security
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to simplify WLAN configuration and secure your network from the endpoint to the core and achieve a single-pane-of-glass view. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

Fortinet, Inc.

Discover the Power of Network Simplicity
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why organizations like yours need to seriously consider the value of unifying and converging wired and wireless systems in order to deal with increased network demands, reinforce security at the edge, increase the use of SaaS and more.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Designing a Converged Campus Network
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines innovative technology that can help satisfy the technical requirements of a modern network without sacrificing key agility, flexibility and manageability.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Wireless LAN Planning Tool
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Are you struggling to find the right WLAN configuration for your organization? This unique online tool will help you find a customized recommendation based on your specific IT environment and business needs.
Posted: 29 Apr 2015 | Published: 29 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Implementing Cloud Computing Architecture: A Holistic Overview
sponsored by XO Communications
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide provides a holistic overview of building a cloud computing architecture that enhances worker productivity and provides cost management.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 03 Apr 2015

XO Communications

Cloud Computing Network Primer
sponsored by XO Communications
EGUIDE: View this expert e-guide to find out what exactly is a cloud computing network, as well as what it must be able to do.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Apr 2015

XO Communications

Bridging Fibre Channel San and FCoE Networks with the Omniswitch 6900
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper reveals a data networking strategy that can converge Ethernet and FC networks together and offer compelling SAN and LAN design options.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Fibre Channel (FC)/FC Over Ethernet (FCOE) Benefiting Data Center Converged Network
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, find out why fibre channels over Ethernet (FCoE) are the way to go, especially in order to reduce costs and simplify your network design.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

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

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

The Packet Delivery Process: Remotely Connected Hosts
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on the packet delivery process when two devices are remotely connected, including key definitions and a detailed look at the actual process of exchanging data.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

The Packet Delivery Process: Locally Connected Hosts
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on the packet delivery process when two devices are locally connected, containing definitions of key terms and a detailed look at the actual process of exchanging data.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 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

Computer Weekly networking case studies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
CASE STUDY: Jennifer Scott and Steve Evans discover what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the 2014 Computer Weekly European Awards for networking.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

How to Handle Mobile Devices' Impact on the Network
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: The number and complexity of mobile devices on the enterprise network are expanding, gobbling up bandwidth from the WLAN infrastructure. This technical guide will help you prep your network for the higher capacity demands of next-stage BYOD. Learn what challenges you must overcome in the coming months.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

SearchNetworking.com

Transforming Your WiFi Network Into A Secure Wireless LAN
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers up a wireless LAN solution that will help you protect your network from mounting threats.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Fortinet, Inc.

Application Delivery: A How to Buy Guide
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Is your organization purchasing new application delivery or WAN optimization solutions in 2015? If so, you've got your work cut out for you in determining approach vs. price and numerous other key purchasing decisions. Our expert guide, Application Delivery: A How to Buy Guide, can help you make those decisions and hone your platform.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Feb 2014

TechTarget

Balancing wireless LAN troubleshooting strategies for BYOD
sponsored by Extreme Networks
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide highlights the variety of tools available for proactive and responsive BYOD troubleshooting.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Extreme Networks

Campus Wired LAN Technology Design Guide
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: This guide outlines strategies for designing wired network access depending on the size of an organization's environment.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Five steps to successfully migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives 5 guidelines to ensuring a successful migration to 802.11ac. These include auditing the current infrastructure, evaluating capacity requirements and choosing the right access points for your needs.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 May 2013

Aruba Networks

The Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture Enables Business Transformation
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper focuses on the 3 forces that are driving the need for the evolution of the overall enterprise network and presents a solution that transforms the network to provide unmatched levels of openness and programmability.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Cisco

Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture: An Automated, Application-Aware Foundation for the Modern Enterprise
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to take your first step toward an adaptable network platform –this enterprise network architecture provides the open, programmable, and application-aware foundation you need for today's mobile and cloud-connected world.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Cisco

Right-Size Your Network Without Compromise
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a WAN solution that allows organizations to transition from premium WAN bandwidth to more affordable internet transport, without sacrificing compliance or user experience.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Cisco

Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture: An Automated, Application-Aware Foundation for the Modern Enterprise
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to take your first step toward an adaptable network platform –this enterprise network architecture provides the open, programmable, and application-aware foundation you need for today's mobile and cloud-connected world.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Cisco

Benefits of Infrastructure and Network Convergence with FCoE
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this game-changing resource to discover how your organization can benefit from adopting converged networks.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Dell, Inc.
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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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