WAN Technology

Cloud WAN’s is a software designed to make it simpler to manage and consume a wide area network. A majority of cloud WAN are used for the business class of internet. It optimizes security and controls application policies.

Some of the first cloud applications were used in Google apps. They created a reduction in need for consumption of software. This meant that there was no need to install a server and network to manage the application. The cloud allows branch router access to many different applications with one click of a mouse or tap of a finger.

What is a WAN?

To simplify what a WAN truly is; it allows a business to send information to another business across the world. Information can also be sent to individual users. The area a WAN can cover is very wide. Wide area networks are owned by a service provider.

There is a lot that goes into accessing and sending information. WAN makes it possible for sending and receiving information. The WAN carries the information through fiber optic cables, this information can also be sent via wireless capabilities.

How does it work?

Devices such as routers convert signals and sends them to a WAN switch. Routers are data terminal equipment. When a router is connects to the service provider equipment, wide area networks come to life. Without these two connections there would be no connection.

Previously stated telecommunication providers use WAN’s. They also have ownership of WANs. The technology is developing over the years. Originally in the 1960’s WANs were used for services that only carried voice, and not data. Today they are still being used for voice services, but now more than ever are used for transmitting data and images which includes video conferencing.

More and more people today need to access information on the internet. Transmitting information is vital for the economy. Wide area networks allow employees to access company information remotely. This boosts productivity, and potentially increases business.

As the internet continues to gain popularity, wide area networks will be there hand in hand to assist the demand for transferring large overloads of data fast across a widespread area.