A traditional network
A converged network
A storage area network
The fewest possible devices are affected by a failure.
The network should be able to expand to keep up with user demand.
The network provides predictable levels of service to different types of traffic.
Data sent over the network is not altered in transmission.
Maintaining communication integrity
Providing a richer e-learning environment
Providing better social media opportunities
Providing faster, more secure business communications
Ensuring a more reliable network
Providing data storage and retrieval to a business
A personal journal that is posted on the Internet
An audio-based medium that is used to deliver information to a wide audience
A web page that groups of people can edit and review
An online meeting
An Internet café in a city
A farm in a rural area without wired broadband access
Any home with multiple wireless devices
An apartment in a building with cable access to the Internet
A WAN is designed to provide access to a city and is typically operated by a single entity.
A WLAN is designed to wirelessly interconnect users and end points in a small geographical area.
A SAN is designed to support data storage, retrieval, and replication.
A LAN is designed to provide slower speed bandwidth between WANs.
A WLAN provides wired access to large organizations with campuses, such as universities.
It can rapidly adapt to the failure of network devices and communication links.
It allows for billing of network use by the amount of time a connection is established.
Data packets can travel through the network using multiple different paths.
Network devices dynamically decide on the best available path to forward each packet.
It requires that a data circuit between the source and destination be established before the data can be transferred.