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Jamie Gruener's recommendations to multi-platform users

Jamie Gruener's recommendations to multi-platform users

Jamie Gruener
Senior Analyst of Enterprise Computing and Networking at Yankee Group
In his role at Yankee Group, Jamie covers the storage market and is responsible for delivering expert insight on storage networking standards and emerging storage technologies. His areas of expertise include SAN management and virtualization. His research also covers carrier integration of storage technology, content distribution, server technologies and the storage service provider market.

QUESTION: For organizations that have to support multi-platforms, i.e. Unix, Windows, Mac) what would be your recommendation in terms of setting up user file space?

ANSWER: Ask NAS vendors about the extent of their capabilities to support heterogeneous user file spaces. I think most vendors can support users from various OSs but the extent of that integration depends on the vendor.

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