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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).
WAN Reports
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Optimizing The Hybrid Cloud: Extending Your Enterprise WAN to Infrastructure as a Service
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper now to learn how IaaS deployments can impact the network and discover a more efficient approach to consistent hybrid WAN architecture.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 23 Mar 2015

Silver Peak

Case Study: Improving Application Performance Over the WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
CASE STUDY: This case study explains how Vancouver Schools greatly improved application performance across their network with WAN optimization.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 26 Mar 2015

Silver Peak

The Next Generation of Wide Area Networking
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps to identify some of the challenges that are associated with ensuring the acceptable delivery of applications and services acquired from either a SaaS or an IaaS provider.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 23 Mar 2015

Silver Peak

A New Approach to Branch Office Network Design
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn a new approach to branch office network architecture.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 26 Mar 2015

Silver Peak

How Virtual Network Services Impact the Software-Defined Data Center
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how various virtual network services like workload acceleration give you the performance, flexibility and control you need to keep up with the agile business world.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015

Silver Peak

Buyer's Guide to the Major Players in the WAN Optimization Market
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Read more to learn the strengths and weaknesses of 13 different WAN optimization vendors and how you can choose the right fit for your enterprise.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 17 Mar 2015

Silver Peak

Why So Many are Turning to WAN Optimization Software
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to learn how virtual WAN optimization combines the benefits of server virtualization – rapid deployment, ease of management and more – with the established performance and cost gains of WAN optimization.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 24 Oct 2013

Silver Peak

Beyond Bandwidth: The Business Case for Data Acceleration
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This white paper broadens the usual scope of data acceleration business benefits and provides the 5 advantages you haven't thought of.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 26 Mar 2015

Silver Peak

Best Practices for Deploying WAN Optimization with Data Replication
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how to properly deploy WAN optimization in disaster recovery situations.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

Silver Peak

Case Study How the University of Wisconsin-Madison Achieved Large-Scale Data Center Monitoring
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll discover how the University of Wisconsin-Madison was able to adapt its WAN design to accommodate the increasing volume of data without sacrificing the high level of security the research facilities required.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

Gigamon

Network's Next Sea Change, the SDN WAN
sponsored by SearchSDN.com
EBOOK: SDN will transform enterprises' WANs from inflexible and expensive to automated and agile. This Technical Guide explains the SDN WAN of the near future, and what system administrators must do now.
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Published: 10 Apr 2015

TOPICS:  Networking | WAN
SearchSDN.com

The WAN Waiting Game: Can You Get New Connections Faster?
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: In this resource, you'll learn to assess your networking resources to see if they are working as well as they possibly can.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

SearchNetworking.com

Hyper-V Replicas in Windows Server 2012
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: One of the most significant new features in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is the Hyper-V Replica (HVR) capability. Whether you are considering this for your own organization or just prepping for your Windows Server 2012 MCSA, this white paper presents the essentials of deploying this disaster recovery feature.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Global Knowledge

Best Practices for Creating the Network-Enabled Cloud
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a step-by-step guide to help improve your network to handle services delivered from multiple clouds.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

XO Communications

Australian icon achieves 63% reduction in network maintenance costs
sponsored by Dimension Data
CASE STUDY: The following case study profiles a global minor contractor who wanted to make improvements to their overall network—including application performance and the end user experience.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Published: 26 Feb 2015

Dimension Data

Application Delivery as an Infrastructure Service
sponsored by Array Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals what IaaS providers should look for when selecting application delivery solutions to power networking service offerings.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2014

Array Networks

WAN Speak Musings – Volume VI
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Clive Longbottom and Bernt Ostergaard look at the key issues affecting network design and management in this continuing series of articles.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

How We Define a Network is About to Change, Again
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how VMware NSX changes the way that you build, manage, and secure your network.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

WAN optimization: Expert guidelines to management and security
sponsored by SearchEnterpriseWAN.com
EBOOK: What is the next step for WAN management? This expert guide explains why WAN optimization is now the norm and provides guidelines for an all-in-one solution to minimize cost, complexity, and risk within your organization.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

SearchEnterpriseWAN.com

How WAN Deficiencies Help Bolster Networks-as-a-Service (NaaS)
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we'll assess the key issues and review the underlying technologies that enable NaaS. We'll also offer an assessment of the business case, growth drivers and barriers for NaaS and the future as it relates to the convergence of NFV, SDN and NaaS.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Global Knowledge

Overwhelmed by the Complexities of Your Multi-Cloud Hybrid Architecture?
sponsored by XO Communications
RESOURCE: This resource details how network-enabled cloud solutions can be engineered to bring all components into one unified infrastructure.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 03 Feb 2015

XO Communications

CW Buyer's Guide: Emerging technologies in networking
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBOOK: Check out this extensive buyers' guide to explore technologies that are designed to improve networking, and for an inside glance at what established suppliers are doing to re-invent their offerings.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Long-Distance IT: Driving Efficiency in Remote Offices
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at increasing the efficiency of IT in remote offices. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 02 Jan 2015 | Published: 02 Jan 2015

Citrix

WAN Aggregation: Shaking Enterprise Reliance on MPLS
sponsored by Talari Networks
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide highlights the capabilities of WAN aggregation tools and how vendors are stepping up their game.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

Talari Networks

Expert FAQs: Application Delivery, Optimization and Performance
sponsored by A10 Networks
EGUIDE: In this IT decision center guide, get the expert answers to frequently asked questions about application delivery, optimization and performance and learn how one vendor is addressing this vital market.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 15 Sep 2014

A10 Networks
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