American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A communications network that uses such devices as telephone lines, satellite dishes, or radio waves to span a larger geographic area than can be covered by a LAN.
- n. computing Acronym of wide area network.
- w(ide) a(rea) n(etwork). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The future of cloud networking, and the only way to enable the full value of cloud compute cycles, is in WAN optimization.”
“According to Nemertes Research's just-released 2010/2011 benchmark study, although a minority (28%) of organizations are predicting an increase in WAN bandwidth, those who are predicting an increase are anticipating a doozy.”
“Because the dramatic increase in WAN bandwidth is driving many organizations to revisit how they're architecting their WANs.”
“Some travelers who do not want to rely on finding an 802.11 hotspot are opting for a snap-in WAN (wide area network) PC Card that uses wireless cell phone technology to log onto the Internet.”
“Mr Wharton said WAN, which is 23 per cent owned by Seven Network, had weeks in November and December that were up on the highly profitable previous year.”
“The WAN is the new LAN, and Riverbed's leading technology and products are what enable the network to support these IT initiatives.”
“WAN optimization devices, commonly termed WAN accelerators, have been developed to further enhance these delay-avoidance techniques by operating in tandem using specific protocols that are designed for such tandem devices.”
“Well, the first thing to realize is that what we're going to call WAN acceleration in this episode is referred to by several different terms in the industry.”
“Customers can connect to the service through a Gen-i internet service or via Gen-i's private IP network called WAN Services.”
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