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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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Existing wide area networks have network devices and operation management systems for each network type (layer), and operation management is conducted separately in each respective layer.
Taking advantage of such technology is key to successful storage application performance, especially when bridging the wide area network.
But what are the issues that a library media specialist must consider before introducing library resources on a wide area network? How do you ensure that student accessibility to information is not restricted by "misadaptation" of the technology to the environment?
The contract is for the building and management of Superior Farms' primary private wide area network, as well as a standby high-speed backup network for disaster recovery.
Another option is to use compression that is available in many routers to increase the throughput of the wide area network links.
Ethernet looks likely to become the main rival to legacy networks with 89% of survey respondents and 94% of those in financial services stating that they would consider Ethernet for their wide area networks.
The Acterna FST-2802 will help service providers step up the expansion of Ethernet services into metro and wide area networks to meet ever-increasing business and consumer bandwidth demands.
Encapsulating Fibre Channel traffic into the Gigabit Ethernet frames and shaping the traffic to ensure consistent, ordered packet delivery ensures that the network remains fully utilized even over Metropolitan and Wide Area Networks.
The company's products connect computer and telecommunication servers to Wide Area Networks (WANs), Local Area Networks (LANs), and Storage Area Networks (SANs) using Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Ethernet, Signaling System 7 (SS7), Fibre Channel, HDLC, Frame Relay and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) technologies.
Forsythe Solutions president, Eva Losacco, stated: "The clear benefit of the Cisco SN 5420 Storage Router will be in providing storage access across customers' entire wide area networks, and allowing distributed servers access to storage devices and back-up resources.
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