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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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Rogers Corporation, a manufacturer of high-performance specialty materials serving a diverse range of markets, has chosen the Internap FCX product to accelerate performance of collaborative business applications across their wide-area networks.
SpeedArray is a breakthrough enhancement to TCP forwarding; it enhances forwarding across long haul wide-area networks and eliminates the TCP bottlenecks caused by network high latency.
Also, large enterprise customers and service providers will be able to increase network availability with Alteon Link Optimizer for wide-area network link load balancing and multi-layer security.
Given the inherent complexity of wide-area networks it is nearly impossible to test and determine actual performance and stability, prior to deployment, without emulation," said Jonathan Rende, vice president of product marketing at Mercury Interactive.
For example, iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel protocol) and FCLP (Fibre Channel over LP) protocols are allowing companies with established Fibre Channel infrastructures to build bridges between their SAN islands using IP wide-area networks.
The HP StorageWorks EFS WAN Accelerator is a simple, transparent appliance solution that accelerates applications on wide-area networks (WANs) by up to 100 times.
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