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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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Case Study: Tesco's £65 million data centre strategy to drive online growth
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
CASE STUDY: This Computer Weekly case study, packed with photographs and data, gives the inside story of Tesco's £65 million data centre strategy.
Posted: 21 Nov 2012 | Published: 21 Nov 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Considering a BYOPC Strategy
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Before implementing a BYOPC strategy, it is imperative to take many security and management factors into account. Check out this E-Guide from SearchConsumerization.com to learn all about the BYOPC trend, the pros and cons, and what you need to know before implementation.
Posted: 20 Nov 2012 | Published: 20 Nov 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Software-Defined Networking Strategies for Campus WANs
sponsored by Brocade
EGUIDE: In this E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com, explore some of the issues associated with troubled OpenFlow switches, which vendors carry them, and details about a strategy that will not cause you the issues these other switches do.
Posted: 25 Oct 2012 | Published: 25 Oct 2012

Brocade

Consolidate Branch-Office Infrastructure In The Face Of More Users, Services, And Devices
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: According to Forrester Consulting, today's enterprises must balance the need to improve efficiencies with the need to support a dynamic and distributed workforce. Read this whitepaper to learn how organizations are using WAN optimization to successfully consolidate branch office infrastructure in the face of more users, services, and devices.
Posted: 16 Oct 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

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.

Pharmaceutical Services Company Accelerates Virtual Desktops
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This case study demonstrates how Quintiles Pharmaceutical Services extended WAN optimization to 100 percent of their virtual desktop infrastructure and improved traffic flow with their existing bandwidth, allowing for secure and centralized data and access control, and high levels of employee satisfaction.
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Published: 11 Jul 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

What's Needed for Cloud Computing?
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper seeks to clarify the definition of cloud computing, identify how far along users are in terms of cloud deployment, and examine the role of the network in the cloud computing model.
Posted: 18 Jan 2013 | Published: 18 Jan 2013

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Optimizing Collaboration Environments for Maximum Productivity
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft SharePoint is a powerful collaboration tool proliferating throughout enterprises. Download this white paper to learn about the challenges of optimizing a web-based SharePoint environment and how to address all the requirements across the application and technology stack to deliver the best return on investment for the business.
Posted: 18 Jan 2013 | Published: 18 Jan 2013

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Smarter Deduplication with CommVault® Simpana® Software
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: CommVault® Simpana® software provides a holistic approach to data deduplication. Data deduplication should not be deployed as a band aid or "quick-fix" point product. Read this product overview to learn more about the key benefits and capabilities of this solution.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2009

CommVault Systems, Inc.

How to Manage Secure File Transfers to Meet Compliance Requirements
sponsored by IBM and SI Architects
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide will help you learn how to maintain a balance between functionality and security when it comes to wide area network (WAN) file transfers. IT expert Dan Sullivan answers questions about WAN management and how to ensure secure transfers.
Posted: 20 Dec 2012 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

IBM and SI Architects

Application Delivery Optimization: Challenges and Tips for Success
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Nemertes Research's Principal Analyst John Burke provides five application delivery optimization (AD) tips for success that will help you reap the benefits of WAN optimization without sacrificing your career or degrade performance across your WAN.
Posted: 12 Dec 2012 | Published: 12 Dec 2012

CA Technologies.

Clarifying WAN Virtualization, WAN Aggregation and WAN Optimization
sponsored by Talari Networks
EGUIDE: Wide area network (WAN) virtualization, WAN optimization, and WAN aggregation are three confusing areas in the WAN world. Check out this E-Guide to learn more about WAN virtualization and the difference between these three technologies.
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 | Published: 05 Dec 2012

Talari Networks

Prioritizing WAN Application Delivery Go Beyond WAN QoS
sponsored by Talari Networks
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from SearchEnterpriseWAN.com describes why Quality of Service (QoS) is not the cure-all it used to be and explores how to go beyond the constraints of WAN QoS to safeguard and deliver the applications in your enterprise.
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 | Published: 04 Dec 2012

Talari Networks

WAN Optimization Understanding Applications for Prioritization
sponsored by Talari Networks
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from SearchEnterpriseWAN.com unveils the tools and techniques available that will help you prioritize application delivery effectively and efficiently across your WAN.
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 | Published: 04 Dec 2012

Talari Networks

Presentation Transcript: Optimizing the WAN for Real Time Traffic
sponsored by Talari Networks
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Explore why legacy wide area networks (WANs) cannot handle the pressures of real-time traffic and uncover how WAN virtualization can help solve these performance problems.
Posted: 30 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Talari Networks

F5 Introduces Framework Aimed at Streamlining ADCs
sponsored by F5 Networks
EGUIDE: Discover a new framework that is helping remove the complexity from application delivery controllers (ADCs) and learn how it can help your organization reap all the benefits ADCs have to offer.
Posted: 26 Nov 2012 | Published: 26 Nov 2012

F5 Networks

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®

The Data Center as Revenue Center
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how to contain the costs of your IT infrastructure without sacrificing the performance of your WAN of applications.
Posted: 28 Sep 2012 | Published: 28 Sep 2012

Equinix

Performance vs. Capacity: The Eternal Conflict - Presentation Transcript
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Check out this brief presentation transcript to learn about the eternal conflict of performance vs. capacity and how to avoid the "ripple effect" of data reduction technologies on other storage technologies.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

Dell, Inc.

ShoreTel Unified Communications Platform: Easy to Deploy, Use, and Manage
sponsored by ScanSource & ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a purpose-built for IP platform that can help you fully integrate rich communications capabilities across your organization to increase connectivity and boost productivity.
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

ScanSource & ShoreTel

Next Generation Enterprise WAN Video Deployment Guide 
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to leverage intelligent new technologies that can address the predictability, performance, quality and security challenges associated with the transmission of video and rich media over enterprise networks.
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Next Generation Enterprise WAN Regional WAN Deployment Guide
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover a large-scale enterprise networking solution that supports current challenges such as app performance, virtualization, videoconferencing, security, mobility, and cloud computing.
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Published: 11 Jul 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Next Generation Enterprise WAN Regional WAN Overview
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Enterprises with large-scale networking needs including remote branch-office connectivity should read this white paper to get an overview of WAN architecture that not only provides advanced routing functionality, but also allows for video collaboration, access control and secure connectivity, application performance optimization, mobility and more!
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

At-a-Glance: Cisco Regional WAN Solution Overview
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to upgrade your enterprise networking solution to deliver exciting new services such as cloud computing, virtual desktops, videoconferencing, and more to your remote branch-office environments in a secure, highly scalable, tightly integrated manner.
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Published: 11 Jul 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Next Generation Enterprise WAN Regional WAN Remote Access VPN overview
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how deploying routed WAN solutions for borderless networks enables your business to support mobile workers and branch offices therefore contributing to increased productivity and performance across the enterprise.
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Published: 11 Jul 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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