Microsoft announced last week that is has acquired InMage, which is a business continuity service that helps companies migrate data between private and public clouds and replicate on-premise assets in the cloud. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Microsoft acquired InMage to enhance Azure and make it more enticing for enterprise customers. Microsoft said that the acquisition will help it provide cloud business continuity solutions for any customer IT environment.
Microsoft’s Takeshi Numoto corporate vice president for cloud and enterprise marketing said that the acquisition will make Azure ?the ideal destination for disaster recovery for virtually every enterprise server in the world.? With that, he also manages to get a little dig in at VMware, because in his view, this will also help VMware?s customers ?explore their options to permanently migrate their applications to the cloud, this will also provide a great onramp.?
The InMage Scout service will be integrated into the Azure Site Recovery service. InMage will enable migration to Azure using Scout. Existing InMage customers will be able to continue using the service, but new customers will get access to Scout through Azure?s Site Recovery service.
Based in San Jose, InMage was founded in 2001 and raised at least $36 million in funding.