Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a digital storage analyst and business and technology consultant. He has over 37 years in the data storage industry with engineering and management positions at several companies. He is a regular storage and memory contributor for forbes.com and M&E organization websites. He is an IEEE Fellow, President of IEEE-USA and is active with SNIA and SMPTE. For more information on Tom Coughlin and his publications and activities go to www.tomcoughlin.com.
“While the cloud offers near infinite scaling of storage, the migration of legacy servers and applications has proven to be slow, difficult and challenging for many users. Moving that much data to the cloud requires a lot of time and effort. In addition, once the data has been moved, retrieving it proves to be expensive due to egress charges. There is a need for a new hybrid architecture that can facilitate the integration and migration of large-scale Windows NTFS cloud deployments while reducing cost and complexity.”