A: The use of the locking mechanisms in NAS requires a degree of cooperation by the software application that uses...
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it. If the software doesn't explicitly state that it works with NFS or Common Internet File Systems (CIFS) locking semantics, it may not operate as advertised and you'll run into some interesting - and very frustrating - anomalies when you have shared access to data. An e-mail client is a prime candidate for these types of problems.
Q: Which non-EMC NAS devices provide a gateway to connect to an EMC Symmetrix SAN?
While not a NAS head or gateway, Veritas' ServPoint for NAS supports Symmetrix as a storage system attached to a Sun server. Many other NAS gateways could use Symmetrix, but they aren't qualified with it, meaning that it hasn't been tested and isn't supported.
Randy Kerns, Evaluator Group Inc.