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Network transparency is the process of sending or accessing data over a network in such a way that the information is not visible to users communicating with a local or remote host, system, network or software. It can provide remote data and computing resources to a local user without providing intermediate network information.
Network transparency facilitates the efficient delivery of remote data and services to local users. In a transparent network, the remote resource accessed by a user is hosted on another network and has several intermediate networks before reaching the exact data/resource. However, users are only presented with the local or host network; all other networks are invisible.
For example, cloud drive is an application that appears and functions as a local computer drive but is actually hosted on a cloud provider’s infrastructure. The data passes several networks of intermediate Internet service providers (ISP) and local network service providers (NSP) before it may be accessed or stored on the vendor’s managed storage drive.
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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.
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