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Wide Area Networks

A Wide Area Network or WAN is a computer network covering a broad geographical area. Contrast with personal area networks (PANs), local area networks (LANs) or metropolitan area networks (MANs) that are usually limited to a room, building or campus. The largest and most well-known example of a WAN is the Internet. WANs are used to connect local area networks (LANs) together, so that users and computers in one location can communicate with users and computers in other locations.
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White Paper Published By: MASERGY     Published Date: Jul 20, 2007
Organizations of all sizes are evolving to an enlightened, business-focused method of choosing network services and service providers called Total Customer Experience (TCE). This white paper describes the evolution toward a TCE approach and the benefits and clarity that TCE brings to the marketplace.
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mice, multimedia, internet, communications, entertainment
    
MASERGY
White Paper Published By: MASERGY     Published Date: Jul 20, 2007
This paper will explore the problems inherent in an overlay management approach and describe a new approach that allows for the management of the wide-area network to be not only offered as a service, but actually embedded in the network itself, resulting in several incremental benefits to the enterprise.
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ip services, ip networks, network management, voip, it management
    
MASERGY
White Paper Published By: Quocirca     Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
Wide areas networks (WANs) are essential to the majority of businesses, connecting remote locations and individuals back to centralized IT resources. But as the network is expected to handle more bandwidth intensive applications such as voice and video it is essential to ensure the WAN usage is well managed – eliminating unwanted traffic and accelerating business content.
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wan, wans, wide area network, wan acceleration, remote workers
    
Quocirca
White Paper Published By: Jumpnode Systems     Published Date: Jun 12, 2007
Network monitoring software packages require complex installation, ongoing maintenance and additional costs for servers and third-party applications. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) network monitoring alternatives greatly simplify implementation and maintenance, but they rely on uninterrupted Internet access to function, often require complex VPNs or firewall modifications, and typically provide limited access to historical data.
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monitoring, software as a service, saas, high availability, network management
    
Jumpnode Systems
White Paper Published By: Quocirca     Published Date: Apr 23, 2007
The need to understand how the performance and problems within the technical infrastructure impacts the capabilities of the business is massive.  However, the majority of companies can only measure application and specific asset performance, whereas many issues within the infrastructure lie at the transport level, where packet switching presents both great opportunities and major issues.
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networking, infrastructure, network management, tcp/ip protocol, wide area networks
    
Quocirca
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