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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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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

Realizing Business Value and ROI with Application-Aware Network Performance Management
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization, cloud, and the explosion of content and big data all pose significant challenges for WAN and LAN performance, reliability, and flexibility. Riverbed Technology offers Cascade® application-aware network performance management that enables end-to-end visibility into the performance of critical business applications.
Posted: 16 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

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

Future Proofing Mobile Device Management
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide discusses best practices for future proofing your mobile device management.
Posted: 23 Dec 2011 | Published: 23 Dec 2011

SearchSecurity.com

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.

Ten Steps to an Enterprise Mobility Strategy
sponsored by iPass Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Ensure traveling employees are productive while you control costs and security, with an enterprise mobility strategy.
Posted: 30 Jan 2012 | Published: 27 Jan 2012

iPass Inc.

PRTG Network Monitor
sponsored by Paessler AG
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Experience complete control over your network by downloading your free, 30-day trial of PRTG now.
Posted: 25 Jan 2012 | Premiered: 24 Jan 2012

Paessler AG

Case Study: Four Best Practices to Maximize the Benefits of Telecom Expense Management
sponsored by Xigo
CASE STUDY: Uncover four key lessons one of your peers learned after they employed a telecom expense management solution.
Posted: 25 Jan 2012 | Published: 24 Jan 2012

Xigo

Who's in Charge of Your Unified Data Center Fabrics?
sponsored by Avaya
EGUIDE: Since components in a unified fabric have both LAN and SAN technology elements, deciding who manages the fabric can be difficult. This E-Guide can help you find out who to pick!
Posted: 10 Jan 2012 | Published: 10 Jan 2012

Avaya

Brocade VDX Data Center Switches
sponsored by Brocade
WEBCAST: In this on-demand webcast, Brocade Global Solution Architect Jonathan Hudson will explain how VCS technology and Ethernet fabrics provide a wide range of advantages over 3-tier network architectures
Posted: 13 Dec 2011 | Premiered: Dec 13, 2011

Brocade

The Ultralight Branch
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn more about enterprise connections and how ultralight branches can help keep users connected from multiple, small locations.
Posted: 08 Dec 2011 | Published: 08 Dec 2011

Aerohive Networks
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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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