Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, Cisco, network administration, Networking, Tech Trivia, transparent addressing, WAFS, WAN optimization
Our WhatIs.com Tech Term is wide area file services.
Wide-area file services (WAFS) is a storage technology that makes it possible to access a remote data center as though it were local. Among other benefits, WAFS enables businesses, academic institutions, and government agencies having numerous branch offices to centrally manage data backups in real time.
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Secret Word of the Day
In a network, this is a synonym for delay. It’s an expression of how long it takes a packet to get from one designated point to another. What’s the secret word?
TTL tells a network router when a packet has been in the network too long and should be discarded. What does TTL stand for?
What’s the world’s biggest and best-known WAN?
Learn Something New Every Day
Stephen J. Bigelow explains WAN/WAFS and remote offices.
Read about WAN optimization in this book chapter.