• local area network (LAN)

    A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link. Typically, connected devices share the resources of a single processor or server within a small geographic area.

    Margaret Rouse18,475 pointsBadges:
  • Understanding the evolution of Ethernet

    First developed by Xerox PARC in the 1970s, and ratified by IEEE as a standard in 1983, the evolution of Ethernet has taken this LAN technology through dozens of specifications.

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  • Juniper Cloud CPE to speed up LAN deployments

    Juniper Networks has launched a software-based router designed to help service providers reduce the time to deliver LAN services to the enterprise.

    AntoneGonsalves2,350 pointsBadges:
  • LAN Ethernet market poised for growth

    Shipments of LAN Ethernet switches in Europe, the Middle East and Africa are expected to increase by 19% this year, but growth...

    ITKE407,645 pointsBadges:
  • What are some network recovery best practices?

    Learn what can disrupt service for WANs and LANs, and identify key criteria for network recovery following a disaster.

    PKirvan1,520 pointsBadges:
  • Data center interconnect using VPLS

    Virtual private LAN services offer an alternative to traditional WAN links and solve enterprise data center interconnect problems. VPLS also opens the door to new data center network management strategies.

    ITKE407,645 pointsBadges:
  • One network for three towers and a concert arena? Think hybrid SDN

    When TV Asahi expanded from one to four buildings, it used NEC ProgrammableFlow for hybrid SDN to connect new and legacy equipment on a single LAN.

    ITKE407,645 pointsBadges:
  • Cisco LAN switches support 2.5, 5 GbE to boost future Wi-Fi speeds

    Cisco has introduced Catalyst LAN switches that support 2.5 and 5 GbE for faster Wi-Fi without the need for costly cable upgrades.

    Gina Narcisi2,720 pointsBadges:
  • Startup’s WLAN approach appeals to Ivy League school

    Configuring dozens of wireless LAN access points can be tedious to say the least, but centralization hardware from startup Chantry Networks is helping a university scale and manage its WLAN more efficiently. Yet an analyst questions whether companies will favor Chantry's routed approach over a...

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  • Putting wireless LAN fears to rest

    Security holes in wireless local area network (LAN) standards have caused many businesses to think twice about deploying the technology. While wireless has been one of the few bright spots in the IT sector, Wai Sing Lee, an analyst with New York-based research firm Frost and Sullivan and author of...

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