Blurring network boundaries

With the boundaries of local-, metro- and wide-area networks spreading outwards, is the LAN dying?

By Antony Savvas

With the growth of IP, the development of intranets, extranets and IP virtual private networks, and ultra-fast technologies in metro area networks (MANs) like 10 Gigabit Ethernet (which almost make distance between sites irrelevant), have perceptions changed among customers?

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