wan


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

wide area network (WAN)

a computer network that uses long-distance communications methods, such as telephone lines, satellite links, or microwave transmission, to cover a geographic area larger than that which can be covered by a local area network (LAN).

wan

Unnaturally pale.
References in periodicals archive ?
The protocol must be capable of intercepting the data written before it is transferred over the WAN and extracting the differences.
Fibre Channel technology initially drove SANs to provide higher bandwidth, scalability, longer-distance connectivity, and resiliency, and Fibre Channel over WAN technology will enable companies to achieve significant business benefits by bridging the scattered islands of storage to create storage as a true resource.