Thanks for replying to my post.
FAS2605 (1), DS4246, DS4243
In relation to a cluster, I only have one controller so a cluster doesn't pertain (or does it)? In relation to the switches, we have two Juniper SX that will be utilized to remove single points of failure.
In relation to the second question, we have HP Blaedes (BL60c/C3000). On these systems we'll be running VMware ESXi; my effort is to configure this in the best possible way (Datastores) and to share some data repos between Linux and Windows (SPLUNK). Our enviornment consists of Linux and Windows.
Hope I've answered your questions