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ALSO CALLED: Metro Area Networks, Metro Access Networks, Networks, Metropolitan Area Networks, Metropolitan Access Networks
DEFINITION: A metropolitan area network (MAN) is a network that interconnects users with computer resources in a geographic area or region larger than that covered by even a large local area network (LAN) but smaller than the area covered by a wide area network (WAN). The term is applied to the interconnection of networks in a city into a single larger network (which may then also offer efficient connection to  … 
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Evolution to the Cloud
sponsored by Ciena
WEBCAST: Learn – in less than six minutes – about a cloud approach that can be labelled a “data centre without walls,” enabling a virtual capacity that is both distance-independent and dynamically scalable. View now to learn the cost- and productivity benefits this approach can offer your organisation.
Posted: 29 May 2012 | Premiered: May 29, 2012

Ciena

Developing a Strategic Approach to Data Center Networking
sponsored by Ciena
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how to overcome many data centre networking challenges by developing a coherent networking strategy, which will help you architect a stronger, more flexible network to enable future growth in a cost-efficient, deterministic, and manageable manner.
Posted: 29 May 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Ciena

Designing Tomorrow's Ethernet-Based Metropolitan Area Networks
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: As the demand for inter-site bandwidth increases, organizations are using high-speed Ethernet technologies deployed within their building to communicate between their buildings. Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) are extremely effective at meeting customers' growing bandwidth requirements.
Posted: 04 Aug 2010 | Published: 04 Aug 2010

AT&T Corp

Building a Unified Enterprise Mobility Strategy
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines a step-by-step approach to developing a unified enterprise mobility strategy, enabling a more cost-effective and efficient delivery of network connectivity to a larger mobile workforce.
Posted: 29 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

Motorola, Inc.
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MAN DEFINITION (continued): … A metropolitan area network (MAN) is a network that interconnects users with computer resources in a geographic area or region larger than that covered by even a large local area network (LAN) but smaller than the area covered by a wide area network (WAN). The term is applied to the interconnection of networks in a city into a single larger network (which may then also offer efficient connection to a wide area network). It is also used to mean the interconnection of several local area networks by bridging them with backbone lines. The latter usage is also sometimes referred to as a campus network.Examples of metropolitan area networks of various sizes can be found in the metropolitan areas of London, England; Lodz, Poland; and Geneva, Switzerland. Large universities also sometimes use the term to describe their networks. A recent trend is the installation of wireless MANs.
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