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WAN optimization vocabulary quiz

How much do you know about the essential terminology of WAN optimization? Take our quiz to find out. Would you like to brush up first? See our Quick Start Glossary.

 

1. ________is the highest reliable transmission rate a path can provide or the amount of data that can be carried from one point to another in a given time, typically measured in seconds.
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2. ­_______ is dividing the workload between two or more systems so that more work gets done in the same amount of time and, in general, all users get served faster.
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3. ________ is the delay between input into a system to desired outcome.
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4. ________, abbreviated QoS, is the idea that transmission rates, error rates, and other characteristics can be measured, improved, and, to some extent, guaranteed in advance.
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5. _______ is unwanted electrical or electromagnetic energy that degrades the quality of signals and data.
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6. ________ , abbreviated PLC, is a technology designed to minimize the practical effect of lost packets in digital communications.
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7. ________ is the use of multiple redundant computing resources located in different geographical locations to form what appears to be a single highly-available system.
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8. ________ is a deviation in or a displacement of some aspect of the pulses in a high-frequency digital signal. As the term suggests, it can be thought of as “shaky pulses.”
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9. _______ data transfer is deliberately limiting the data transfer rate in a communications system.
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10. ______ is a technique used to ensure that only one copy of data is sent, which reduces the total data that must be sent across a WAN for remote backups, replication, and disaster recovery.
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This was last updated in April 2015
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