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SNA Switch (SNASw)

Introduction

SNA Switching Services (SNASw) delivers APPN services and enables enterprises to develop a robust IP infrastructure while maintaining native SNA functionality. The SNASw solution eliminates APPN network node (NN) routers from the network and provides options that support today's trend to minimize SNA traffic. The SNASw Branch Network Node (BrNN) feature eliminates the need for the full NN functionality in the network and provides a more scalable solution by effectively eliminating SNA topology and broadcast search traffic from the network. The SNASw Enterprise Extender (EX) feature supports the optimal end-to-end transport of SNA data over UDP/IP leveraging APPN High Performance Routing (HPR/IP).