As the world moves to the new standard of object storage, many applications are still living in a legacy world and do not have the capability to utilize API constructs. In the past the only solution was to attach the server to a gateway which would do the conversion, and possibly require specific tiering software to allow access to the content once it was stored. IBM has solved this for windows clients by partnering with one of IBM's ISV partners Tiger Technology.
Their software product which runs on most window's servers will make the conversion to object format, and actually do policy tiering so that tiny files or metadata files which aren't best stored in the cloud remain locally. This provided great archive capability and performance for applications not designed with cloud storage in mind. Later in April coinciding wit the NAB show. The Tiger Bridge software will also include tiering to LTFS for a very inexpensive deep archive tier. Look for more information at both ISC West early next month, and NAB at the end of April