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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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WLAN Best Practices: 10 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Solutions
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Read this e-guide from our experts at SearchNetworking.com to gain a better understanding of WLAN solutions and how to evaluate them. Inside you'll find critical questions you should ask when exploring solutions as well as a discussion about the myths surrounding cloud-managed WLANs.
Posted: 20 May 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Network Strategies for Enhanced Application Performance and Delivery
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: This expert TechGuide from SearchEnterpriseWAN.com on network application performance optimization explains the top do's and don'ts that will help you achieve the application performance your users expect.
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 | Published: 04 Mar 2013

SearchNetworking.com

The New Network: Software-Defined Networking Gets Real
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: Take a look at what lies behind the software-defined data center network to uncover if data center convergence will truly become a reality and if we will finally achieve the total orchestration and automation in a virtualized environment we've been waiting for.
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 | Published: 14 Feb 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Keeping Up With Network Needs: Five WLAN Questions Answered
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: In this E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com, wireless expert Lisa A. Phifer takes a look at the top challenges facing the WLAN environment and answers our readers' top after-implementation WLAN questions regarding issues plaguing today's network engineers.
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 | Published: 12 Feb 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Demystifying VLAN Trunk Protocol
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This detailed white paper will help you uncover the truth about the often-misunderstood Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) Trunk Protocol, or VTP. Discover an in-depth overview of how VTP works and see how you can overcome VTP challenges to minimize network outages and more – read on to get started.
Posted: 10 Jan 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Global Knowledge

Wireless LAN ITDC - Checklist #3
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This is the third piece in SearchNetworking.com's three-part guide on wireless products. This expert asset takes a deep dive into the requirements that should seal the deal in terms of final considerations when purchasing a wireless solution.
Posted: 23 Oct 2012 | Published: 23 Oct 2012

SearchSecurity.com

How to Manage the Virtual, Automated Environment
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: SearchNetworking.com’s E-Guide on the new era of network management explores the challenges involved with cloud computing and virtualization and how to prevent and control VM sprawl.
Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 07 May 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Gartner: Deploying iPads on the corporate network
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST BRIEF: Tim Zimmerman, Gartner research director offers some practical advice to organisations wanted to use iPads on their corporate wireless networks.
Posted: 16 Mar 2012 | Published: 16 Mar 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

IPv6 Addressing Plan Basics
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Creating an IPv6 addressing plan is one of the most important pre-adoption tasks you have. This white paper details the technical and business requirements of deploying IPv6 and also provides a sample plan. View now to learn more!
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013

Infoblox

E-Zine: Wired and wireless: Can you achieve an integrated network
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: This expert E-Zine will help IT professionals learn more about the challenges of networking and some best practices for managing wired and wireless technologies. Read on to learn more about unified architecture, unified wireless management, combining wired and wireless security, and more.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2011

SearchNetworking.com

4 Ways Networking Pros Should Help Prepare IT for VDI
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Access this whitepaper to discover how IT networking pros can help their organizations prepare for VDI implementation. Read on to learn the four VDI networking best practices.
Posted: 05 Mar 2013 | Published: 05 Mar 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

VXLAN Monitoring: How to Gain Virtual Network Overlay Visibility
sponsored by Ixia
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com provides the information you need to gain virtual network overlay visibility for proper VXLAN monitoring. View now to learn more about VXLAN and which readily available tools can help you overcome the visibility hurdle.
Posted: 13 Dec 2012 | Published: 13 Dec 2012

Ixia

Maintaining Wireless Network Availability in Hospitals
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EBOOK: This e-book from SearchHealthIT.com takes an in-depth look at the primary concerns and drivers behind wireless network connectivity in health care. Inside, uncover an overview of 3 primary wireless technologies to gain a better understanding of how to provide wireless access to hospital staff.
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 | Published: 16 Nov 2012

HP & Intel®

Unified Data Center Fabric: Reduce Costs and Improve Flexibility
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how implementing a Unified Fabric can reduce costs and improve the alignment of data center assets to better fulfill business requirements.
Posted: 18 Oct 2012 | Published: 18 Oct 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Topographies for the Simply Connected Campus: Juniper's Simply Connected Campus Network Platform Architectures
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a set of solutions that can help you satisfy all the requirements of a campus network, conquer the environment's inherent challenges, and provide a wired-like experience to your end users, no matter what device they are using.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution (WINDOWS OS) 4.2
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Download your free trial of Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution, an integrated suite of management functions to help you simplify the configuration, administration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of networks and technologies.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Premiered: 15 Feb 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution 4.2. Virtual Appliance
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Download your free trial of Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution for Virtual Appliance, an integrated suite of management functions to improve the configuration, administration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of your network.
Posted: 02 Jul 2012 | Premiered: 15 Feb 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Data Center LAN Connectivity Design Guide: Design Considerations for the High-performance Enterprise Data Center LAN
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Companies rely on the data center network to deliver secure, available, and high-performance business services. This white paper reveals several recent data center trends that have interfered with the LAN's ability to execute these functions. Discover a layered approach to network design and its key benefits.
Posted: 11 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

E-Guide: SAN 101: A CIO's Guide to Storage Area Networks
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide offers step-by-step instructions for IT executives looking to deploy storage area networks in their organizations. Learn about SAN technologies and the many features and functions to look for when making your selection. Also, learn tips on how to configure your SAN post-deployment.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 | Published: 29 Mar 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Intelligent Campus LAN
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
EGUIDE: Access this Tech Guide from SearchNetworking.com to learn how you can update your campus LAN to address the modern needs of your network, including application delivery and mobility.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 27 Mar 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Converged Management for Wired and Wireless Networks
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Discover how Cisco’s Prime Network Control System (NCS), a converged management platform for wired and wireless networks, can help you improve operational efficiencies, reduce operating expenses, and lower capital expenditures for your organization.
Posted: 21 Mar 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

WAN and VPN Solutions: Choosing the Best Type for your Organization
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes the different WAN and VPN options organizations have, and helps you figure out which would be the best for your particular needs.
Posted: 08 Mar 2012 | Published: 07 Mar 2012

XO Communications

Converged Networks
sponsored by Azzurri
WHITE PAPER: Discover converged network solutions that can help your organization achieve the communications infrastructure you need, aligned to the strategy and objectives you set in place.
Posted: 21 Feb 2012 | Published: 21 Feb 2012

Azzurri

Savvy Network Architects Are Boosting Performance and Lowering the TCO of Campus LANs
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Campus networks are vital to many top initiatives of the modern enterprise. However, to deliver the performance requirements of a campus LAN, new, cost-effective, efficient solutions are needed. In this resource, uncover how a multivendor approach can help you increase network performance while lowering the TCO of campus LANs.
Posted: 17 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

Brocade

Forrester Thought Leadership White Paper: Exploring the Potential Benefits of End-to-End Convergence of Data Center Networks
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discloses the results of an evaluation of end-to-end storage area network/local area network (SAN/LAN) networking issues including Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) adoption.
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Published: 14 Feb 2012

Cisco Systems, 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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