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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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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

The Drive For Efficiency In Branch Office IT
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at how a cloud-optimized solution emerged as a true contender in branch office IT support. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Citrix

Choosing WAN Connectivity and Services Wisely
sponsored by VeloCloud
WHITE PAPER: This expert E-Guide highlights how to make network as a service a real option and tackle potential roadblocks. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VeloCloud

Get a Solid Grip on Application-Centric Networking
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights how application-centric networking solves the application challenges facing IT departments, providing control and visibility.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Increase Accessibility with Hybrid WAN
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn how this new generation of networking combines fixed, wireless and mobile technologies to create a hybrid WAN.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

Fluke Networks

Top 5 Must-Haves to Update Your WAN Optimization Solution
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at how modern technologies are changing the WAN and how your organization can stay ahead of the curve. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

Citrix

Improving Public Cloud Computing Performance Over Your WAN
sponsored by VeloCloud
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, discover what industry experts recommend for improving public cloud computing performance over WANs.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

VeloCloud

Reinventing WAN Architecture for Cloud Services
sponsored by VeloCloud
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses the need for a new cloud WAN architecture and reveals a cloud WAN service that hybridizes MPLS and broadband links.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

VeloCloud

Enterprise-Grade Unified Communications Experience With Cloud-Delivered WAN
sponsored by VeloCloud
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at how new technologies used for employee collaboration require updated networks. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 23 Dec 2014 | Published: 23 Dec 2014

VeloCloud

Taking Hybrid WANs Further
sponsored by VeloCloud
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, explore the additional ways to take the hybrid WAN further.  Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 22 Dec 2014

VeloCloud

The Need to Rethink the WAN
sponsored by VeloCloud
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores some WAN characteristics, limitations and some new approachesbetter suited to supporting fast-changing business and technology environments. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Published: 19 Dec 2014

VeloCloud

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

SDN and the WAN Classroom
sponsored by SearchSDN.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This university classroom outlines the role of SDN in the WAN.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Premiered: 15 Aug 2014

TOPICS:  Networking | WAN
SearchSDN.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

Critical Concepts of the 200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching Exam
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews the major concepts covered on the Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching exam as of spring 2013.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Global Knowledge

Alaskan Bank Virtualizes Branches for Productivity Benefits
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This exclusive resource examines how a bank was able to virtualize and centralize its branch offices with a set of WAN solutions, resulting in a much more reliable, high-performing network which enabled a significant increase in productivity and operational efficiency.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

VPN WAN Design Guide
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper examines a VPN solution that can help your organization securely communicate between remote site locations over the internet. Read on to learn implementation tips, best practices, and more.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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

Three Approaches to WAN Optimization
sponsored by SearchEnterpriseWAN.com
EBOOK: WAN optimization is now the norm. So what's next? This Technical Guide considers WAN aggregation, application delivery optimization (ADO) and how to combine optimization with security and management.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

TOPICS:  Networking | WAN
SearchEnterpriseWAN.com

How Cloud, Mobile and Video Will Increase Enterprise Bandwidth Needs Through 2017
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Read this helpful article to better understand the subject of bandwidth usage, how it is expected to grow within the next three years, and how to keep bandwidth usage under control.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Mar 2013

Brocade

Configure Three New Features to Optimize the Video Experience
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, you'll learn how, in addition to offloading content fetching and video rendering on the client, strategies such as video caching and disk-based compression can optimize video users' experiences.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Citrix
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