Microsoft last week announced that they have acquired InMage, an emerging company in the cloud-based business continuity solutions. InImage appliance provides private and public cloud migration, unified backup and disaster recovery for today’s 24×7 enterprises. It’s self-contained and scalable architecture includes compute, network and storage resources that enable quick implementations. This significantly reduces the operational cost and time compared to competing products. With this acquisition, Microsoft is trying to make Azure the ideal destination for disaster recovery for virtually every enterprise server in the world. Brad Anderson, VP at Microsoft today detailed the acquisition like providing details like why they bought it, how they are going to use it, etc,.
How they first noticed InMage,
In the discussions my team and I have had with organizations all over the word, the most common request we’ve heard is a desire to add the ability to replicate and recover OS instances that are not virtualized or running in VMware environments. A huge number of the requests we get about supporting VMware environments is tied to a broader (and always growing) need to make it simpler to migrate to Azure or a Microsoft private/hosted cloud. It is no exaggeration to say that there are a LOT of customers doing this right now.
With this customer request in mind, we looked across the industry at what others were doing in this space. As we dug into what InMage had built, we really liked what we saw. When I saw the first demo of the InMage Disaster Recovery solution a few months ago, I was impressed
You don’t need to wait to start using this, however; you can get your hands on this product and try it out for yourself right now. Simply download and install InMage Scout from the Azure Site Recovery portal via the instructions in this post from the Azure blog.
Read about it in detail here.