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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: Amgen Turns to Hybrid Networking to Support its Global Business
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: Learn how one company adopted a network-as-a-service to connect its remote locations worldwide to its private IP network. Get access now to discover the benefits Amgen experienced after the upgrade, including seamless connections with a universal high performance network, excellent WAN visibility, and more.
Posted: 18 Mar 2016 | Published: 18 Mar 2016

MASERGY

Ancestry.com Takes its Network from the Past into the Future
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: In this case study discover how Ancestry.com deployed an MPLS network for all company sites across the globe. Get access now to learn about the benefits including, optimized network performance for each application and location, increased network agility, high reliability, and more.
Posted: 18 Mar 2016 | Published: 18 Mar 2016

MASERGY

Network Virtualization Brings Agility to the Enterprise
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: A recent survey indicates that over 40% of CIOs surveyed plan to upgrade their WANs this year, and they cited networking as the area most in need of a refresh. Network function virtualization (NFV) is a significant innovation in network design and it comes at an opportune time. Can you boost your company's agility with NFV?
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | Published: 08 Mar 2016

MASERGY

Transform Your Enterprise With Software-Defined Hybrid WANs
sponsored by MASERGY
WEBCAST: There is a large migration toward software-defined networking and should this trend continue, SDN will become the way of the future. We're already seeing improvements over legacy IT, but some organizations are still behind on this trend. Three industry experts will teach you what you need to understand about SD hybrid WANs.
Posted: 16 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Mar 1, 2016

MASERGY

The Enterprise Guide to Managed Services
sponsored by Comcast
WHITE PAPER: Your network is slated to fall victim to BYOD initiatives. Your WAN will need an upgrade, and now it's decision time. This white paper invites you to explore several considerations before you employ network managed services. Access now to examine what managed services are, how they work, and who benefits from them.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 15 Mar 2016

Comcast

SD-WAN: Is This a Secure Line?
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: In this issue of Network Evolution, learn how software-defined WAN is helping enterprises maintain secure networks while embracing hybrid WAN architectures at the branch.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

SearchNetworking.com

How to Design a Network for Mobile Initiatives
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This guide details how to design your network for mobile initiatives. Learn how to overcome the key challenges facing network administrators today in setting up and managing a modern infrastructure, including security and access control, defining network users, and more.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 15 Feb 2016

Aruba Networks

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

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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

5 Business Requirements for a Software-Defined WAN
sponsored by MASERGY
RESOURCE: This resource outlines the five business requirements for software-defined WANs. Read on to learn about the issues that IT –decision makers should consider when looking to implement SD-WANs in their infrastructure.
Posted: 04 Dec 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2015

MASERGY

4 Criteria for Selecting a Global Network Provider
sponsored by MASERGY
RESOURCE: This resource outlines four important criteria to keep in mind when selecting a global WAN provider.
Posted: 04 Dec 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2015

MASERGY

Animated Video: What is WAN Virtualization?
sponsored by Citrix
VIDEO: As your company moves fast, works fast and shares critical information with customers, new applications need more and more bandwidth that is safe and fast. So, how do you leverage the best of all worlds? Access this video to learn how to virtualize your WAN and increase bandwidth safely.
Posted: 20 Nov 2015 | Premiered: 22 Apr 2015

Citrix

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

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

ComputerWeekly.com

Consolidating Security to Increase Performance and Lower Costs
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This case study describes the solution that enabled a healthcare organization to compress, accelerate, and encrypt connections to low bandwidth remote locations without the need for additional devices.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 21 May 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

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

Case Study: Increasing Efficiency in Branch Office Management
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
VIDEO: In this case study, an IT professional from a mechanical engineering company discusses how he found an easier, more efficient and more cost-effective way to manage branch office IT.
Posted: 25 Nov 2015 | Premiered: 25 Nov 2015

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

A Guide to Hyper-Converged Infrastructures Purpose-Built for Zero Branch IT
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
DATA SHEET: This data sheet explains how to converge server, storage, and network infrastructure to enable data centralization, instant recovery, and lower TCO. Read on to advantage of this hyper-converged infrastructure.
Posted: 24 Nov 2015 | Published: 24 Nov 2015

Riverbed Technology, Inc.
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