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wide-area network

[′wīd ¦er·ē·ə ′net‚wərk]
(communications)
A system consisting of a set of nodes that are interconnected by a set of links, and generally covers a large geographic area, usually on the order of hundreds of miles. Abbreviated WAN.
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It also provides a service chaining function(3) that selects and connects to functions (such as firewalls and load balancers) available on a wide-area network. It enables visualization of communications-routing information for each service in an easy-to-read display to simplify virtual network operations that usually require a high level of specialized knowledge, which contributes to lower operating expenses.
Following are several guidelines that should be considered when planning a wide-area network implementation.
Work stations accessing it over the wide-area network will have a graphical user interface and tools for simple extraction of information from that database for retrospective analysis.
TELoIP is a creator of software-defined, wide-area networks (SD-WANs) for challenging locations requiring high availability and business-critical application traffic.
at what they do," states Stephanie Parson, who brought Talton's firm in to handle the telecommunication needs for the local and wide-area networks. Parson was so impressed with Unisource that she hired the company to manage the internal Y2K fixes at Parson Brinckerhoff, a global engineering firm in New York where she now works as CIO.
Network integrator Global Telecom & Technology Inc (GTT) (OTCBB:GTLT.OB) revealed on Wednesday the sale of wide-area network services to HyperCube LLC that provides local and national tandem services to carriers in USA.
Adaptiv Networks is the creator of powerful, software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) for the most challenging locations requiring high availability for business-critical application traffic.
It includes building a dozen computer labs in the Los Gatos (Calif.) Unified School District, providing technology planning and wiring, local networks for the schools and wide-area networks for the district.
IP SANs enable data transfers using readily available infrastructures in local-, metropolitan- and wide-area networks. IP SANs also can connect to FC SANs using an IP storage router or switch that handles the conversion between the Fibre Channel protocol and iSCSI.
"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.
Wide-Area Networks in Libraries: Technology, Applications, and Trends.
CloudGenix, a provider of Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) and Creative Technology Partners, a Managed Service and Solution Provider announced they have joined forces to deliver highly available wide-area networks backed by around the clock management and an industry Zero Downtime Guarantee, the companies said.

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