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WAN (wide area network)

Definition | searchEnterpriseWAN

A wide area network (WAN) is a geographically distributed telecommunications network that interconnects multiple local area networks (LANs).

WAN optimization (WAN acceleration)

Definition | SearchEnterpriseWAN

WAN optimization, also known as WAN acceleration, is the category of technologies and techniques used to maximize the efficiency of data flow across ...

WAN accelerator

Definition | SearchEnterpriseWAN

A WAN accelerator is an appliance that improves the end user's experience on a wide area network (WAN).

SD-WAN (software-defined WAN)

Definition | SearchSDN

Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is a technology to distribute network traffic across wide area networks (WAN) that uses software-defined networking (...

enterprise WAN

Definition | SearchEnterpriseWAN

An enterprise WAN is a corporate network that connects geographically dispersed users areas that could be anywhere in the world.

hybrid WAN

Definition | SearchNetworking

A hybrid WAN is a wide area network that sends traffic over two or more connection types. Hybrid WANs permit dynamic traffic engineering across both ...

WAN interface card (WIC)

Definition | SearchEnterpriseWAN

A WAN interface card, or WIC, is a specialized network interface card (NIC) that allows devices to connect to a wide area network.

wireless WAN (Wireless Wide Area Network)

Definition | SearchEnterpriseWAN

A wireless WAN is a wide area network in which separate areas of coverage or cells are connected wirelessly to provide service to a large geographic ...

WAN clustering (geoclustering, high-availability clustering or remote clustering)

Definition | SearchEnterpriseWAN

WAN clustering, also called geoclustering, high-availability clustering or remote clustering, is the use of multiple redundant computing resources ...

SWAN (state wide area network)

Definition | WhatIs.com

In India, SWAN is a government-subsidized project to create a state wide area network (WAN) that will improve government efficiency.

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SearchCompliance

  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

SearchSecurity

  • security information and event management (SIEM)

    Security information and event management (SIEM) is an approach to security management that seeks to provide a holistic view of ...

  • polymorphic virus

    A polymorphic virus is a harmful, destructive or intrusive type of malware that can change or 'morph,' making it difficult to ...

  • cyberterrorism

    According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, cyberterrorism is any 'premeditated, politically motivated attack against ...

SearchHealthIT

  • accountable care organization (ACO)

    An accountable care organization (ACO) is an association of hospitals, healthcare providers and insurers in which all parties ...

  • patient engagement

    Patient engagement is an ideal healthcare situation in which people are well-informed about -- and motivated to be involved -- in...

  • personal health record (PHR)

    A personal health record (PHR) is a collection of health-related information that is documented and maintained by the individual ...

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

SearchStorage

  • NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF)

    NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) is a technology specification designed to enable nonvolatile memory express message-based commands to...

  • cloud object storage

    Cloud object storage is a format for storing unstructured data in the cloud.

  • parallel file system

    A parallel file system is a software component designed to store data across multiple networked servers and to facilitate ...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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