You’ve relied on an SNA network for decades. Now you see that the future requires a network for Internet access and TCP/IP applications. Wouldn’t one network be easier and less expensive? The same intranet that you build for new applications can transport your SNA data. In fact, it can carry most legacy serial protocols and even your voice traffic! And with Cisco’s award-winning quality of service (QoS), a consolidated network won’t impact service levels.
If your wide-area network transports SNA traffic, Cisco offers several solutions to e-nable your WAN:
Cisco Internetwork Status Monitor
CiscoWorks Blue Internetwork Status Monitor, is a network management application that enables mainframe operators to access and configure Cisco devices from a IBM NetView for MVS or Sterling SOLVE:Netmaster console.
CiscoWorks Blue Maps
CiscoWorks Blue Maps permits customers to retrieve logical views of both SNA and IP networks.
CiscoWorks Blue SNA View
CiscoWorks Blue SNA View provides an easy-to-use, Web interface that takes whatever information your end user can provide and quickly highlights the probable cause of an SNA problem.
Cisco Bisync IP
Binary Synchronous Communications (Bisync) IP (BIP) enables customers to transport traffic from Bisync ATM cash machines over the same network that supports their SNA and multiprotocol traffic.
This tool empowers network engineers to proactively troubleshoot network performance to diagnose congestion and latency problems. The Internetwork Performance Monitor is available in the Routed WAN Management Solution.
Data-Link Switching Plus
Implemented in more than half a million routers, Cisco's Data-Link Switching Plus (DLSw+) is the leading solution for integrating SNA and IP networks.
SNA Switching Services
SNASw enables native transport of SNA data across an IP network, providing another means to consolidate SNA and IP networks while enabling an enterprise to take advantage of Internet services and multiservice network consolidation.
Cisco Airline Product Set
With its Airline Product Set (ALPS), Cisco provides a solution that enables consolidation of legacy airline networks onto an IP network.
Data Center Solutions for SNA
Cisco Systems offers leading-edge solutions for SNA data centers. High-speed channel connections support both external communications adapter (XCA) and MultiPath Channel (MPC) connectivity.
Legacy Serial Protocols
The Cisco IOS software enables integration of a variety of legacy protocols onto a single IP backbone.
SNA over Frame Relay
Frame Relay offers a cost-effective solution for SNA and multiprotocol network consolidation.
SNA and Multiservice Networking
Cisco enables integration of SNA and TCP/IP data with voice and video while maintaining quality of service.
SNA and Quality of Service
Cisco is a leading provider of solutions that enable SNA to share bandwidth with bursty LAN protocols without impacting response times.