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ALSO CALLED: Networks, W A N, Wide Area Networks
DEFINITION: A wide area network (WAN) is a geographically dispersed telecommunications network. The term distinguishes a broader telecommunication structure from a local area network (LAN). A wide area network may be privately owned or rented, but the term usually connotes the inclusion of public (shared user) networks. An intermediate form of network in terms of geography is a metropolitan area network (MAN).
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Making the Internet Perform Like a Private Line
sponsored by Silver Peak
VIDEO: Access this brief video to learn about a broadband WAN deployment strategy that provides private-line-like performance over the public Internet, giving you the reliability of a private MPLS network and the economics of broadband. Watch now to learn how you can experience the best of both worlds and cut costs by up to 90%.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Premiered: 12 Feb 2016

Silver Peak

Dynamic Path Control Offers Real-Time Traffic Direction over Any Type of Connectivity
sponsored by Silver Peak
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This resource details a solution providing real-time traffic steering over any broadband or MPLS link based on the company-defined business intent policies. Access now and learn how this platform automatically fails-over to the secondary connection in less than one second in the event of an outage.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Silver Peak

The State of Software-Defined WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores key trends in software-defined networks and offers in-depth advice on how to address the limitations of today's VPN. Read on to see how software-defined WANs could help your company maximize its investments with the cloud.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Silver Peak

Unity EdgeConnect Zero-Touch Deployment
sponsored by Silver Peak
WEBCAST: Watch this brief video to learn how deployment and management of an SD-WAN can be incredibly simple. Learn how you can quickly connect a branch to a broadband, MLS, or a combination of the two in minutes.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2015

Silver Peak

EdgeConnect: A High-Performance Broadband and Hybrid WAN Solution
sponsored by Silver Peak
RESOURCE: Access this resource to learn about a high-performance broadband and hybrid WAN solution that connects users to applications cost-efficiently. With this solution, your enterprise can move to broadband WAN at your own pace whether via a site-by-site or hybrid approach.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Silver Peak

How to Modernize Your Branch and Remote Networks
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to evolve your remote and branch networks using integrated wireless, switching, and SD-WAN services. Learn how this strategy can help you cut down on complexity and costs, gain best possible performance, enable the move toward mobility, and more.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Aruba Networks

Is your network ready for the SDN WAN?
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Access our expert guide, Network's Next Sea Change, the SDN WAN and take a look at the change SDN brings to the WAN: changes to job functions and network teams, how SDN addresses the demands of new technological developments such as cloud, SaaS and BYOD, and more. Learn if this is right for your network and how you can make it happen.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 04 Feb 2016

TOPICS:  WAN
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2016 WAN Crystal Ball
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Which new trends and technologies will be game-changing in 2016? What benefits will these new concepts bring and what challenges will you have to tackle? These are just some of the questions addressed in this eBook as Silver Peak shares the predictions for the New Year and looks at the trends that are expected to go mainstream in 2016.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Silver Peak

Can Broadband Change the WAN?
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how you can leverage SD-WAN applications to enable hybrid WANs for better efficiency, and get the most out of your MPLS by bridging a link with broadband Internet.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Silver Peak

Interroll Deploys Hybrid WAN with MPLS and Broadband
sponsored by Silver Peak
CASE STUDY: This case study discusses how one enterprise built a hybrid WAN with MPLS and broadband in order to dramatically reduce WAN costs and improve SaaS application performance.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

Silver Peak

Guide to WAN Architecture and Design
sponsored by Silver Peak
EBOOK: This e-book presents a project plan that network organizations can follow to make a significant upgrade to their WAN architecture, at a time where the WAN is the focus of considerable innovation.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Silver Peak

5 Reasons Why Enterprises are Moving to Broadband their WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This short paper discusses the 5 reasons why enterprises are radically rethinking their WAN with a move to broadband.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

Silver Peak

Delivering Path Control Over Multiple Connections: The Foundation for Your Hybrid WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals how you can begin the transition towards an SD-WAN deployment by incorporating path control.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

Silver Peak

SD-WAN CIO Solution Brief
sponsored by Silver Peak
RESOURCE: This resource describes how you can implement a software-defined WAN as a way to revolutionize your existing network infrastructure and keep up with the pressures of the cloud.
Posted: 15 Jan 2016 | Published: 15 Jan 2016

Silver Peak

Deploying a Cloud-Ready WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to easily deploy a cloud-ready WAN architecture and discover how a software-defined WAN can put your business on the path to cloud-readiness, as well as provide benefits like increased flexibility and agility.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Silver Peak

Strategies for Using Cloud DR in Remote and Branch Offices
sponsored by Viadex
EGUIDE: This e-guide provides expert best practices for using cloud disaster recovery in remote and branch offices. Read on to discover how one company benefited from cloud disaster recovery and learn how cloud DR can ensure your enterprise's data stays protected in your virtualized servers and applications.
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 | Published: 18 Dec 2015

Viadex

Market Guide for Software-Defined WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner report analyzes the SD-WAN marketplace today, and gives recommendations for companies looking to purchase SD-WAN technology. Read on to learn more about the key findings of the report so that you can make the best decision for your networking needs.
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2015

Silver Peak

Avaya Wireless LAN 9100: Delivering a High-Quality User Experience
sponsored by Avaya
VIDEO: This brief video outlines how upgrading to a wireless LAN can give your wireless users what they need in terms of user experience. Tune in to learn how to protect your network investment from increases in bandwidth demands.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Premiered: 14 Dec 2015

Avaya

The Promising Possibilities of 802.11ac Wave 2
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines what you need to know about 802.11ac Wave 2. Read on to learn about its key features, as well as comparisons to Wave 1 so that you can be prepared for the update.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Published: 14 Dec 2015

Avaya

E-Guide: Hyper-Converged Vendors Focus on Data Protection
sponsored by Cohesity
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide explores the hyper-converged market and discusses how vendors offer different data protection strategies that can affect your overall data management. Read on to see how modern technologies such as data deduplication, synthetic backup, and compression, are changing the way hyper-converged vendors approach data protection.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Published: 14 Dec 2015

Cohesity

Maximizing the Mobile Learning Experience on Campus with Avaya
sponsored by Avaya
CASE STUDY: This case study outlines how one institution was able to improve the performance of its wireless networks by upgrading its wireless LAN. Read on to learn about how they implemented their next-gen wireless LAN, and see if a similar strategy would be a good fit at your company.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Published: 14 Dec 2015

Avaya

The World's Third Largest Event Center Scores Big with Fans
sponsored by Avaya
CASE STUDY: This case study details how one company overcame network challenges with a wireless networking investment. Read on if your company is going through similar challenges, and find out if the same strategy can help improve your network performance.
Posted: 11 Dec 2015 | Published: 11 Dec 2015

Avaya

Analyzing WAN Congestion in UC & Converged Environments
sponsored by NetScout Systems, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this webcast, you will learn how to analyze and mitigate WAN congestion in your UC and converged communications environments via a service platform. View now to access a network application monitoring platform that will allow you to visualize link performance, identify service quality degradation, and more.
Posted: 04 Dec 2015 | Premiered: Dec 4, 2015

NetScout Systems, Inc.

Transcript: Continuous Testing: How to streamline Citrix Performance, Regression, and Security Testing
sponsored by Citrix and NRG Global
TRANSCRIPT: This transcript reveals how you can use a continuous testing strategy to incorporate any alterations into your environment quickly and with confidence.
Posted: 01 Dec 2015 | Published: 01 Dec 2015

Citrix and NRG Global

WAN Speak Musings – Volume V
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Clive Longbottom and Bernt Ostergaard look at wide-area networks (WANs) from every angle in this continuing series.
Posted: 22 Sep 2015 | Published: 22 Sep 2015

ComputerWeekly.com
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