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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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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

Simple Steps for Improving Content Delivery
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Consult the following informative white paper to uncover a tried and true content performance solution that focuses on middle-mile optimization. Explore the benefits of middle-mile technologies, how real companies are leveraging this kind of acceleration and more.
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 22 Dec 2014

Limelight Networks, Inc.

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

Eliminating the Need for WAN Acceleration Using the Cloud
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief, yet informative, white paper addresses why companies are using cloud-based storage to optimize data distribution and access. Inside, learn why Storage Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS) eliminates the need for standalone WAN acceleration hardware while dramatically accelerating your ROI.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

Nasuni Corporation

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

Uncovering the Culprits to Blame for Application Performance Problems
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: This guide reviews the network visibility parameters that you will need in order to achieve application visibility, and also explains how application delivery controllers, servers, and applications each add to the application performance analysis puzzle.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

CA Technologies.

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.

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

Branch and Mobile Workers, Avoid Potential Issues Caused by WAN
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, we show you the effect enterprise WAN can have on virtualized desktop and applications, including latency and congestion issues, and reveal how you can sidestep the impact caused by WAN.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

Citrix

Talari Mercury Appliances
sponsored by Talari Networks
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines a set of network appliances that leverages network bandwidth from multiple sources to enable you to take advantage of the economics of broadband and the public internet without sacrificing business-quality, reliability, or availability.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

Talari Networks

Talari Case Study: American Railcar Industries
sponsored by Talari Networks
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study examines how an American manufacturer was able to utilize a network solution to prevent downtime, eliminate off-hour crises, and maximize efficiencies.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

Talari Networks

Case Study: Maricopa Region 911
sponsored by Talari Networks
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study examines how a consortium of local municipalities was able to use a WAN virtualization solution to increase IP network resiliency and predictability, allowing the convergence of data and voice networks.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 13 Jun 2014

Talari Networks

Talari Networks Product Demonstration: Network Resiliency
sponsored by Talari Networks
WEBCAST: This exclusive webcast examines a networking solution that can create a resilient WAN that prevents applications from being affected by link outages, allowing your remote offices to adapt to changing network conditions and reroute traffic quickly to avoid downtime.
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 10, 2014

Talari Networks

Network Evolution E-Zine: High-Density WANs and More
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: In this issue of Network Evolution, we explore the need for high-density wireless network designs, the future of MPLS and whether Microsoft Lync is ready to replace legacy PBXs.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

SearchNetworking.com

Webinar: Getting Hadoop Through an IT Audit
sponsored by WANdisco
WEBCAST: Join this webinar from GigaOM Research and WANdisco to learn how enterprises are hardening Hadoop across global data centers to ensure continuous availability, even during maintenance windows.
Posted: 08 May 2014 | Premiered: May 8, 2014

WANdisco
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