1. Computing and Enabling Technologies

In this chapter:

Key Underlying Technologies

Sending Data in Packets

Deep Packet Inspection: Traffic Management and Monitoring

Compression

Increasing Network Capabilities via Multiplexing

Wide Area Network Acceleration and Optimization

Using Protocols to Establish a Common Set of Rules

Protocols and Layers

Cloud Computing

Single Servers Functioning as Multiple Servers via Virtualization

Network Cabling

Summary

Appendix

The pace of technological advancement is faster today than ever before. The pace of change in networks began increasing in the late 1980s, and further escalated in the late 1990s with the increase in the number of personal computers at enterprises and homes, growing ...

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