Welcome to the EMC Isilon Multiprotocol Concepts series. This series explains how Isilon OneFS handles multiprotocol data access.
Every network-attached storage (NAS) platform approaches multiprotocol data access differently; there is no formal industry standard for how to implement multiprotocol access in the file systems. How a vendor handles the integration of permission and security models to enable access to the same file through different protocols varies among the vendors themselves.
So what does multiprotocol mean in OneFS? Essentially, multiprotocol data access in OneFS means ensuring the consistency of secured data access across the Isilon cluster regardless of operating system or protocol. Different users, operating systems, and implementations have the same access permissions on files and directories across the Isilon cluster.
Check out the following Multiprotocol Concepts series posts to learn more.