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Wide Area Network

Also called WAN. A network that allows computers to connect to the Internet over an exceptionally large area, such as a metropolitan area, a region or even a country.
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The protocol must be capable of intercepting the data written before it is transferred over the WAN and extracting the differences.
Fibre Channel technology initially drove SANs to provide higher bandwidth, scalability, longer-distance connectivity, and resiliency, and Fibre Channel over WAN technology will enable companies to achieve significant business benefits by bridging the scattered islands of storage to create storage as a true resource.
WAN Services are Highly Commoditized, Providing Little Differentiation, Causing Providers to Increasingly Rely Upon Other Value-Added Services
For more information about the ConnectPort WAN VPN, visit http://www.
The EVDO Rev A version of the ConnectPort WAN VPN is currently in certification testing with Sprint and is expected to be complete in fourth quarter 2006.
The Connect WAN Sync is supported by the Connectware Manager, an enterprise-class management platform that provides customers with the ability to manage thousands of devices and their wireless connections.
The Cisco WAAS solution is helping us to sustain performance and optimize bandwidth for our global remote end-users around the world, without expensive WAN upgrades.
In addition to improving WAN link capacity, the WX 20 platforms have streamlined the performance of TCP/IP traffic through the unique Packet Flow Acceleration(TM) (PFA(TM)) technology, which reduces the impact of latency on applications operating over long-distance links.
The new optimized WAN can now transfer files faster than our printers can print them.
Silver Peak's data center appliances lead the industry in WAN capacity, supporting up to 155 Mbps in a single appliance with ten times the flow processing capacity of the closest competitor.
The Digi Connect WAN IA uses wireless GSM or CDMA networks to create a TCP/IP connection to remote sites and devices for applications in utilities, water/wastewater, oil and gas, metering or any other industrial application," said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Digi International.