Microsoft has acquired InMage, a cloud disaster recovery service that will allow the company to utilize the technology for the Azure cloud backup service for providing improved services.
InMage’s popular Scout product will be used for the Azure recover service and is available on appliances and as a cloud platform. The software helps companies to recover data to the local systems in case of a failure in their sites. Azure already uses Scout for data migration and the acquisition will bring in more features to the service. InMage confirmed the acquisition by Microsoft on its website as well.
Takeshi Numoto – Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Marketing at Microsoft said in a blog post:
“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.”
Earlier, Azure Site Recovery was known as Hyper-V recover manager that provides data recovery service to enterprises and also has the ability to identify changes in data. Microsoft has not revealed the sum for the acquisition and users will now be able to purchase Scout through Azure Site Recovery. InMage service-provider will continue to partner with Microsoft.
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft on Thursday sent an e-mail to employees which mentioned that the company needs to “rediscover our soul” as the company sets to improve technology and offer better services to the people. Microsoft has already started integrating InMage’s technology into Azure Site Recovery service. InMage, started in 2004 is a California-based company and offer disaster recovery services to major enterprises including Sungard and Hewlett-Packard.[ Source ] [ InMage ]