Section 2. Introducing Local-Area Networks

Today’s ultra-connected society requires that Internet access be provided almost anywhere. Because of this, networks play a central role in today’s business and compute environment. In short, the network touches everything. Without the network, we would not have the Internet, cloud computing, video streaming to our homes, or social media. In general, there are three types of networks:

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Storage-area network

Local-area networks (LAN) are an inexpensive way to connect ...

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