Network Infrastructure

The network is the backbone of any infrastructure. If you have high-end machines at your disposal but the network is not well-designed or not present at all, then their resources will be limited just to their own, or we will not be able to utilize their full potential.

In this chapter, we will be going through the following different network concepts and terminologies to give you an idea about the network industry:

  • Network
  • LAN, MAN, WAN
  • Wired, WiFi, VPN
  • Network visualization
  • Gephi – a network visualization tool

Let's start by understanding what a network is and what common types of networks we use.

Network

When we talk about a network in general, we refer to when any two objects are able to communicate with each other ...

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