Posted by: kurtsh | July 14, 2014

NEWS: Microsoft acquires InMage, for industry-leading Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery to/from the Cloud

imageFor folks looking at where to first start leveraging the cloud’s benefits, business continuity is often the best place to begin.  The cloud can deliver the most flexible, cross-platform, and of course, the most economical solution for ensuring business systems can recover from disasters… while also providing a great vector for moving their solutions completely to the cloud.

imageMicrosoft’s acquisition of InMage, to be integrated with Azure Site Recovery Services, is a huge step is supporting that direction for customers.  InMage provides a solution called “Scout” today that allows customers to:

  1. migrate assets between public & private clouds
  2. replicate & sync in real-time from on-premise assets for devtest or analytics
  3. backup & DR for physical & virtual assets with instrustry-leading recovery point & recovery time objectives

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired InMage, an innovator in the emerging area of cloud-based business continuity.

Our customers tell us that business continuity – the ability to backup, replicate and quickly recover data and applications in case of a system failure – is incredibly important. After all, revenue, supply chains, customer loyalty, employee productivity and more are on the line. It’s also very complicated and expensive to do. CIOs consistently rank business continuity as a top priority, but often don’t have the budgets or time to do it right.

As the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, Microsoft is committed to solving this challenge for customers. This acquisition will accelerate our strategy to provide hybrid cloud business continuity solutions for any customer IT environment, be it Windows or Linux, physical or virtualized on Hyper-V, VMware or others. This will make Azure the ideal destination for disaster recovery for virtually every enterprise server in the world. As VMware customers explore their options to permanently migrate their applications to the cloud, this will also provide a great onramp.


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