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Noun1.network topology - the configuration of a communication network
bus topology, bus - the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar
loop topology, loop - the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component
star topology, star - the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub
mesh topology, mesh - the topology of a network whose components are all connected directly to every other component
physical topology - the appearance of the network; "the physical topologies of local area networks include the bus, the ring and the star"
logical topology - the way the network works; "a network that looks like a star can have the logical topology of a bus"
configuration, constellation - an arrangement of parts or elements; "the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"
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The combination of Ontology Systems' expertise in mapping complex, cross-domain, multi-layer network topologies with Exfo's end-to-end service assurance and real-time 3D analytics solutions will deliver a truly comprehensive view across physical, virtual and hybrid networks.
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Supporting one of the widest ranges of network topologies in the industry, the Sniffer Total Network Visibility (TNV) suite is an integrated solution enabling enterprises and service providers to cost-effectively keep their networks and applications up and running at peak performance.
But this represents only an increase in analytical complexity and has nothing to do with network topologies.
Ixia's IxNetwork offers users the flexibility to customize their application to meet a wide range of requirements for testing complex network topologies consisting of thousands of network devices.
The SPC's first objective was to build a block server-based benchmark that would have the broadest possible market appeal in the online enterprise storage market and be capable of scaling to very high I/O throughput levels in storage network topologies.
The MERLiN model of the GWU algorithm allows a researcher to construct various network topologies, simulate faults in the network, and then observe restoration outcomes through a graphical user interface.
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