Tags: WAN

The Birth and Rise of Ethernet: A History

Today, no company would consider using anything except Ethernet for its wired local-area network. But it wasn't always that way. Steven Vaughan-Nichols tracks the history of Ethernet, and its once-upon-a-time networking protocol competitors. Nowadays, we take Ethernet for granted. We plug a cable...
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Speed Up Your Access or Optimize Your WAN?

Early this year, researchers from the University College London Optical Networks Group set a record for the fastest-ever data rate for digital information -- 1.125 Tb/s. That's terabits. With that data rate, you could download the entire Games of Thrones series, in HD, within one second! To achieve...
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Riverbed Ups SD-WAN Ante With SteelConnect

For the last few decades, the Wide-Area Network (WAN) market has been nearly moribund. WANs are private networks that connect branch offices of large corporations, enabling them to control and secure their long-distance network connectivity without having to rely upon the public Internet. ... Today...
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