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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There is a common misconception that adding bandwidth to the WAN will solve this problem.
It's clear from these findings that WAN outsourcing is part of the growing ASP trend," says Mike Janowiak, Senior Director of publications at the International Engineering Consortium.
The Orbital 6000 with its new AutoOptimizer Engine solves the problem of simply 'making WANs just work' and providing consistent and predictable application performance across far-flung networks.
Riverbed's Steelhead appliances provide the highest level of WAN performance at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO), reducing WAN traffic by up to 95% and accelerating applications by up to 100 times.
These awards demonstrate that our strategy to provide measurable ROI and help our customers solve their most difficult WAN performance issues is gaining traction in the industry and with customers.
The research mentioned in this release, "The Forrester Wave(TM): Global WAN Services, Q2 2005," also includes recommendations for buyers.
Riverbed's Steelhead software allows us to eliminate the complexity of deploying and managing multiple boxes from multiple vendors, while giving our customers the best WAN acceleration solution available.
To speed web-based application performance across the WAN, Peribit devices learn the objects associated with a URL and pipeline them across the link so that they are available locally when the page is requested a second time.
Pansini and his staff conducted an in-depth analysis of the network infrastructure and weighed their options for optimizing the WAN.
Increased application usage coupled with limited WAN bandwidth and high latency between these sites caused degradation in voice quality and unacceptable application performance levels.
The SR-15 is the industry's first WAN optimization platform to offer a 64 Kbps license with an industry-leading entry price of $1,895.