Companies in industries such as the media and entertainment vertical are looking to complement their on-premises data centers with the use of cloud services. The cloud can help to facilitate cross-site collaboration, remote workers, expansion into new regions, and more cost-effective infrastructure resource utilization. To truly be successful in the hybrid cloud endeavor, users require the same user experience in the cloud that they are used to on premises in the cloud. Workloads also must be portable between the cloud and on-premises infrastructure. The foundation to make this all work is a common file system architecture that operates consistently across hybrid cloud environments.