Data Network

Meaning – A data network is a system that is designed to facilitate the transfer of data from one network access point to another network access point. These systems consist of communication systems like circuit switches, leased lines, and packet switching networks.

There are two main types of data networks –

  1. Broadcast networks – One node transmits data to several nodes simultaneously.
  2. Point to Point network – In this, each sender communicates with one receiver.

In order to establish communication across machines, datacenter networks depend on Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP), the Internet Protocol Suite that dictates exactly how data should be packetised, addressed, transmitted, routed, and received.

Example of usage“Since the organisation needed to communicate with various users simultaneously, they employed the use of a Broadcast Network to transmit the data.”