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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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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

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.

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.

Next Generation Enterprise WAN DMVPN
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper that outlines steps for migrating from DMVPN to GET VPN, and learn about what benefits you stand to gain by doing so.
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Published: 11 Jul 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Next Generation Enterprise WAN Regional WAN Management
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: IT professionals need an enterprise WAN offering that can simplify network management and increase operational efficiency without sacrificing a large chunk of the IT budget. Access this white paper to learn how your network administrators can easily implement, monitor and troubleshoot services with a low cost, efficient, high performance WAN.
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Published: 11 Jul 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

E-Guide: Private cloud performance assurance: Best practices
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: While public cloud computing is typically accessed through the Internet, leaving users little control over their experience, most private cloud environments inherit the existing WAN technology to connect users with conventional data centers. This e-guide offers best practices to help you tackle the responsibilities that come with private clouds.
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Published: 11 Jul 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Cisco Prime Assurance Manager 1.1
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Download your 60-day trial of Cisco Prime Assurance Manager 1.1, which allows network managers to gain visibility into application performance and end-user experience while utilizing embedded instrumentation, resolving problems faster, and much more.
Posted: 02 Jul 2012 | Premiered: 09 Feb 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cloud Networking: The Importance of the Cloud Backbone
sponsored by Ciena
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the importance of the network to cloud computing and learn how – by leveraging high-capacity Ethernet service-oriented architectures between data centres – you can achieve a cost-efficient, high-performing network to support your cloud initiative.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Ciena

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

A Business Guide to MPLS IP VPN Migration: Five Critical Factors
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover five critical factors for a successful migration to an MPLS IP VPN service in this whitepaper. Learn the evolving needs of today’s enterprise networks and uncover how an MPLS-based IP VPN can help you fulfill these wants and needs.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

How to Choose a Managed Network Services Provider
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Managing your network is no easy task, hence the reason managed service providers (MSPs) exist. In this resource, explore the advantages of outsourcing to an MSP and best practices for finding the right MSP for your organization.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 22 May 2012

MegaPath Inc.
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