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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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Garena Success Story
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a software company was able to find the right infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider to deliver on-demand, secure, and scalable services for the online gaming community.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

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

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

Critical Capabilities for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
sponsored by Aruba Networks
ANALYST REPORT: This analyst report evaluates the critical capabilities of wired and wireless LAN access networking vendors against a set of common enterprise use cases. Your network decision makers can use this research to determine which vendors have the best mix of capabilities for your specific usage requirements.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Aruba Networks

Boost Wireless Network ROI with End-to-End Visualization
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper that highlights an end-to-end visualization solution from initial site planning to real-time RF monitoring. Learn how your organization can solve problems faster, improve service quality, make well-informed business decisions and boost your wireless network ROI.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Aruba Networks

A Simple Way to Connect and Manage Computing in the Data Center
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can provide an exceptionally easy, intelligent, and efficient way to connect and manage computing in the data center.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

CISCO & INTEL®

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

Data Center Networking: A Guide to Connectivity and Topology
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive guide reveals key concepts for designing a standards-based data center fabric to meet the requirements of today and tomorrow.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

Extreme Networks

Transforming the campus network for the future
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: Learn more about how HP's networking solutions can prepare your wired & wireless network with the performance and capacity needed to handle ever increasing bandwidth demands and can help transform your campus network.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Premiered: Sep 10, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Berliner Volksbank increases its network flexibility
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how using a pay-per-port model meant that Berliner Volksbank, one of the largest cooperative banks in Germany, didn't need to budget for high upfront investments costs, which enabled the bank to update its entire network infrastructure at once.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Best Practices for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Networking
sponsored by Citrix
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, you will learn networking pros' best practices for preparing an organization for VDI implementation, as well as how VDI can allow you to safely access corporate information through the data center network.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Citrix

What Is Ethernet-Dedicated Internet?
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide answers a number of questions about Ethernet DIA, a continuous, high-bandwidth method for enterprises to connect their LANs with the public internet and streamline the performance of their WAN.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Cox Communications, Inc.

New Wireless Network Capabilities Promise Higher User Capacity
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
EGUIDE: This white paper explains how WLAN administrators can use existing channels more efficiently, as well as how they can tap new frequencies to offload bandwidth hogs.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Cox Communications, Inc.

Cox Metro Ethernet Services
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces two network solutions, ELAN and MPLS IP-VPN, and helps you to discover which is better suited for your enterprise's networking needs.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Cox Communications, Inc.

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.

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

Easy, manageable wireless networking
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this webcast, learn about a series of wireless networking technologies that give you a highly scalable, easily manageable wireless WAN that enables you to deploy efficient end-to-end wireless infrastructure on any scale.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 4, 2014

Dell, Inc.

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.

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

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

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
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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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