If I have a datacenter with one Symmetrix VMAXe and a clariion CX4-120. Is it possible to connect the clariion to the symmetrix array in such a say that we can use the storage capacity of the clariion within the Symmetrix management? Will I be able to use the Snap and clone functions within the Symmetrix on the storage provided by the clariion?
if you are thinking about what Hitachi does where they can virtualize arrays behind their VSP then no ..Symmetrix can not do that. EMC has products like VPLEX ,check it out
Clariion also has the same capabilities of local replication. Clariion SnapView lets you create local point-in-time snapshots and complete data clones for testing, backup, and recovery operations