A router that supports two or more communications protocols, such as IP and IPX. It is used to switch network traffic between different LANs located throughout the enterprise as well as to switch LAN traffic to WANs.
"Just as SANs allowed customers to easily network servers with storage devices, Brocade's Multiprotocol Router enables servers and storage devices to be shared across SANs," said Nancy Marrone-Hurley, senior analyst at Enterprise Storage Group.
Under the terms of the agreement, HDS will resell the Cisco 7000 Series of channel-attach, multiprotocol routers, allowing enterprises to achieve reliable, cost-effective mainframe-to-network connectivity.
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