The answer to your question is another question. "What does BULL support?"
You can usually mix OS and server types in a loop environment, and loops work just fine for applications that don't do high throughput type data access (high MB per second rather than high I/O per second). When you start adding servers though, you need a way to do LUN security through the connection so you can limit who sees what. I'm not familiar with the Bull 5720, so ask them whether they support this.
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