Wide Area Network

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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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Now, as a second round of products, Fujitsu is providing the following virtualization products for the packet-communications layer of wide-area networks.
Lately Unisource has been working on a million-dollar project to connect all of Chicago's 550 public schools via a wide-area network that will enable them to share administrative and classroom resources.
Corporations can maintain the security benefits of their own private local and wide-area networks and still enjoy the benefits of rapidly emerging new products and services for intraorganizational, client/server computing based on open standards.
Also included in the contract are a full complement of managed services to integrate everything from personal digital assistants (PDAs) and secure mobile radios to high availability local- and wide-area networks and enterprise operations centers.
TELoIP is a creator of software-defined, wide-area networks (SD-WANs) for challenging locations requiring high availability and business-critical application traffic.
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. These technologies have become increasingly important in today's environment as companies scramble to put reliable, affordable off-site backup and disaster recovery strategies in place.
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