LAN & WAN - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Virtela extends WAN optimization service to resources in public clouds

    <a href="">Virtela</a> has upgraded its WAN acceleration service to support customer data centers located in <a href="">public clouds</a>, so businesses that outsource their resources to service providers can outsource their WAN acceleration, too.

  • FTC wants you to help it outwit telephony crammers

    The <a href="">Federal Trade Commission</a> today said it will host a forum to gather the latest ideas on how to stop unauthorized charges on phone bills known as cramming.

  • Cisco acquires Pari: What goes around, comes around

    Cisco this week announced its intent to acquire privately-held Pari Networks, a provider of network configuration, change and compliance management appliances that was <a href="">founded by former Cisco engineers</a>.

  • Cisco, Verizon enlist in 24-hour IPv6 trial

    Two leading network vendors -- Cisco and Verizon Business -- have enlisted in an upcoming trial-by-fire of IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol called IPv4.

  • LTE in 2011: Curb your enthusiasm

    So now that both <a href="">Verizon</a> and <a href="">AT&amp;T</a> are launching LTE services this year, you should rush out to invest in 4G data plans and devices for your employees, right?

  • Verizon-FCC net neutrality fight only beginning

    If you thought the <a href="">Federal Communications Commission</a>'s <a href="">vote to approve</a> limited net neutrality rules were the end of the dispute, think again.

  • Library system dumps MPLS with cheaper DSL, cable services

    The Sno-Isle, Wash., public library system expects to save $400,000 this year by yanking its MPLS network and replacing it with multiple, less expensive broadband connections that include consumer DSL, cable service and even dark fiber.

  • Facebook, Google, Yahoo commit to 'World IPv6 Day' trial

    Several of the Internet's most popular Web sites - including Facebook, Google and Yahoo - have agreed to participate in the first global-scale trial of IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol known as IPv4.

  • Cisco compacts Catalyst switches

    Cisco this week is rolling out two lines of Catalyst Ethernet switches in compact form factors intended for deployment in workgroups closer to users vs. wiring closets.

  • Cisco unveils Internet TV and more at CES

    Cisco this week unveiled a suite of video products designed to combine digital TV, online content, social media and other communications applications into an all-inclusive home and mobile video session.

  • How to reduce WAN costs

    There are basically two ways to cut WAN costs: reduce the amount of bandwidth used or find somebody who sells cheaper bandwidth.