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WAN protocols News
March 03, 2017
In SDN news, Versa Networks announces SD-WAN that supports IPv6, and ONUG releases the speaker lineup for its upcoming spring conference, hosted in San Francisco on April 25-26.
January 22, 2016
Riverbed plans to use its recent acquisition of Ocedo to quicken the pace of delivering products in the SD-WAN market.
June 29, 2012
In this Q&A, 'Computer Networks' book co-author talks about the application-layer issues that are affecting today's wide area networks (WANs).
June 13, 2012
The Internet Society and content providers share the results of their IPv4 to IPv6 conversion, results from World IPv6 Launch Day.
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ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) is a set of CCITT/ITU standards for digital transmission over ordinary telephone copper wire, as well as over other media. Continue Reading
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a client-server standard used to transfer files between computers over the Internet using control and data channels. Continue Reading
The OSPF router protocol is used to find the best path for packets as they pass through a set of connected networks. OSPF is one of several Interior Gateway Protocols that replaces the Routing Information Protocol (RIP), an older routing protocol ... Continue Reading
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A new menu of WAN access options means companies have a wide variety of means to reach cloud and network services. But more choice also means more potential pitfalls. Continue Reading
TCP/IP is buckling under the demands of today's Internet, according to researchers who want to replace it with a new Internet protocol stack. Their solution: Named Data Networking. Continue Reading
IPv6 addresses are four times larger than those based on IPv4, but experts say that doesn't mean IPv6 will slow down routers. In fact, IPv6 routing makes route aggregation simpler, which leads to smaller routing tables. Continue Reading
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WebRTC, an emerging standard for embedding voice and video-conferencing applications into Web browsers, is aimed at making real-time communications as simple as clicking a link. It eliminates the need to download and install any clients or plug-ins,... Continue Reading
SearchEnterpriseWAN.com asked WAN managers about where they stand today with their IPv6 migration strategies as well as their thoughts on World IPv6 Day. Continue Reading
How should IT professionals prepare their enterprise WANs (wide area networks) for an MPLS VPN integration? Find out using the steps described in this tip. Continue Reading
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Learn in this expert response what protocol spoofing is and how it can be used as a WAN optimization technique. Continue Reading
View these three tips for accelerating file protocols CIFS and NFS over WAN. Continue Reading
Telecom expert Mike Jude explains how to create an active-active network configuration for load sharing and backup in an MPLS implementation, in this expert response. Continue Reading