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ALSO CALLED: Networks, Local Area Networks
DEFINITION: A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link. Typically, connected devices share the resources of a single processor or server within a small geographic area (for example, within an office building). Usually, the server has applications and data storage that are shared in common by multiple computer users. A local  … 

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5 Ways Extreme Networks Delivers Digital-First Networking for Retail
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Creating meaningful connections with your customers can be incredibly difficult – both in-store and online. Discover 5 ways that Extreme Networks is trying to help retailers overcome their unique IT pain points and achieve digital transformation goals.
Posted: 07 May 2019 | Published: 07 May 2019

Extreme Networks

Extreme Virtual SLX Software
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this solution brief, learn about Extreme Networks' Virtual SLX (vSLX) that provides a virtualized instance for their switching & routing product line with support for MPLS, BGP, EVPN, and VXLAN.
Posted: 03 May 2019 | Published: 03 May 2019

Extreme Networks

Aruba Delivers LAN & Wi-Fi Performance, Security, and Reliability at CASDEN Banque Populaire's New HQ
sponsored by Aruba Networks
CASE STUDY: In this case study, find out how the CASDEN Banque Populaire met the networking demands of a new, highly virtualized working environment as they transitioned to a new headquarters, designed with high-performing connectivity, mobility, and security in mind.
Posted: 30 Apr 2019 | Published: 30 Apr 2019

Aruba Networks

The Real Way to Future-Proof Your Network
sponsored by BT
WHITE PAPER: Read this brief article to learn about the ongoing network evolution, beyond the boundaries of SD-WAN, that is already happening with the emergence of network virtualization, orchestration, cloud, and APIs.
Posted: 06 Mar 2019 | Published: 28 Feb 2019

BT

5G Wireless: How you can start preparing today
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Has your organization started preparing for the adoption of 5G? Learn how you can start in our guide, 5G Wireless: Understanding the Basics, which you can access after a brief multiple-choice survey.
Posted: 03 Nov 2018 | Published: 12 Jun 2019

TechTarget

A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to software-defined networking in the enterprise
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: The trends of software-defined networking have implications for many other areas of a business. In this 15-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly looks at campus LAN design, the differences between SDN and DevOps, and how to connect to a container-based architecture.
Posted: 18 Sep 2018 | Published: 18 Sep 2018

ComputerWeekly.com

Focus: Campus local area networks (LAN)
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: In this e-guide we will explore some of the key trends driving the market for campus LANs and ask how to implement one, find out how one user went about building a network from the ground up on a brand-new site, and look in-depth at some of the active suppliers in the market.
Posted: 26 Jul 2018 | Published: 26 Jul 2018

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly networking case studies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
CASE STUDY: Jennifer Scott and Steve Evans discover what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the 2014 Computer Weekly European Awards for networking.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Network Purchasing Intentions 2013
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This exclusive Computer Weekly/TechTarget research ,based on a survey of over 400 European IT professionals, reveals organisations’ investment plans for networking technology.
Posted: 02 Dec 2013 | Published: 02 Dec 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

What you need to know about SD-branch before diving in
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: One of the most challenging aspects of branch network operations is the need to provision, manage and operate a complex array of distinct IT elements, or boxes, at the branch. Access this buyer's handbook to learn about SD-WAN, and how it can make extending your network to a branch easier.
Posted: 26 Nov 2018 | Published: 26 Nov 2018

SearchNetworking.com

Why Enterprise Network Engineers are Adopting Cloud-Managed Wireless
sponsored by Viadex
EGUIDE: Cloud-managed wireless is growing 3X faster than the wireless LAN market as a whole. Discover why enterprise networks are adopting cloud-managed wireless to offload operational expenses of deploying, securing and updating powering and cooling appliances.
Posted: 13 Mar 2018 | Published: 13 Mar 2018

Viadex

SDN-Lite: The New Way to Reduce Manual Tasks in the LAN
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: This issue of Network Evolution examines how network pros are using software-defined networking components, centralized management, automation, and policy enforcement to create LANs that are more flexible and easier to integrate.
Posted: 01 Sep 2017 | Published: 01 Sep 2017

SearchNetworking.com

Should You Upgrade to 802.11ac Wireless LAN?
sponsored by Rogers Communications, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses the questions LAN managers should ask themselves to determine if they need to upgrade to 802.11ac wireless LAN, as well as the pros and cons of doing so.
Posted: 29 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Mar 2016

Rogers Communications, Inc.

Networking Engineering in Extraordinary Places
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: In this edition of the Network Evolution e-zine, find out how network locations dictate the need to adapt to new and sometimes unusual challenges.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 02 Feb 2016

SearchNetworking.com

Buyer's Guide: What To Look For In 802.11ac Access Points
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: Many enterprises are looking to upgrade their wireless LAN access points (APs) to Gigabit Wi-Fi 802.11ac standards. This essential buyer's guide explores essential 802.11ac features like self-configuration, backwards-compatibility with older APs, dual Gigabit-Ethernet ports for higher throughput, and ease of management.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2015

SearchNetworking.com

Balancing wireless LAN troubleshooting strategies for BYOD
sponsored by Extreme Networks
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide highlights the variety of tools available for proactive and responsive BYOD troubleshooting.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Extreme Networks

Campus Wired LAN Technology Design Guide
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: This guide outlines strategies for designing wired network access depending on the size of an organization's environment.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Five steps to successfully migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives 5 guidelines to ensuring a successful migration to 802.11ac. These include auditing the current infrastructure, evaluating capacity requirements and choosing the right access points for your needs.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 May 2013

Aruba Networks

How to Handle Mobile Devices' Impact on the Network
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: The number and complexity of mobile devices on the enterprise network are expanding, gobbling up bandwidth from the WLAN infrastructure. This technical guide will help you prep your network for the higher capacity demands of next-stage BYOD. Learn what challenges you must overcome in the coming months.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

SearchNetworking.com

The Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture Enables Business Transformation
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper focuses on the 3 forces that are driving the need for the evolution of the overall enterprise network and presents a solution that transforms the network to provide unmatched levels of openness and programmability.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Cisco

Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture: An Automated, Application-Aware Foundation for the Modern Enterprise
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to take your first step toward an adaptable network platform –this enterprise network architecture provides the open, programmable, and application-aware foundation you need for today's mobile and cloud-connected world.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Cisco

Right-Size Your Network Without Compromise
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a WAN solution that allows organizations to transition from premium WAN bandwidth to more affordable internet transport, without sacrificing compliance or user experience.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Cisco

Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture: An Automated, Application-Aware Foundation for the Modern Enterprise
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to take your first step toward an adaptable network platform –this enterprise network architecture provides the open, programmable, and application-aware foundation you need for today's mobile and cloud-connected world.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Cisco

Benefits of Infrastructure and Network Convergence with FCoE
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this game-changing resource to discover how your organization can benefit from adopting converged networks.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

DellEMC and Intel®

Top 5 IT Benefits of the Next-Generation Workplace
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: In the technology industry it has become increasingly important to stay on top of the latest trends and technological advances. This brief guide outlines 5 IT benefits of creating the next-generation workplace.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

Aruba Networks
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