On Friday, Microsoft announced the purchase of InMage, which according to teh official Microsoft blog, is a company that is an innovator in the emerging area of cloud-based business continuity. It’s likely that this company will fold into the Azure group and be great for enterprise sales.
The subject of business continuity is something that business customers take very seriously, and Microsoft has been lacking the infrastructure technology to roll this out to clients. With the purchase of InMage, now Azure can include this type of business continuity for enterprise customers.
What Is Business Continuity
For enterprise customers using Azure, the ability to backup, replicate, and quickly recover data and applications in case of a system failure or disaster, is something that all businesses must make plans for. This type of response means that they need a provider who can provide these types of services for the enterprise customer.
For InMage, the company works already with a huge number of companies in various industries to provide this type of disaster recovery service. They work with financial services companies, healthcare companies, and government agencies. It serves as a DVR to product IF infrastructures for companies.
How InMage Helps Azure
Microsoft stated that the purchase of InMage will roll into the Azure Site Recovery service almost immediately, and gives them the power of the Azure global cloud and harnesses the global cloud for business customers. InMate’s scout technology will be the first to be used and give business customers the best software they need.
This high end type of business continuity software will highly help Azure get in the IT services arena for more businesses than ever. Companies need backup and disaster type solutions for their data in the cloud, and InMage can provide Microsoft with that level of emergency service that Azure needs. Inmage is one of those companies that has gone out and got businesses and enterprise customers using its software quickly, and now Microsoft will have them in their hands. The sale is pending and no final date has been announced for the close of the sale.
InMage is perfect for Azure and Microsoft. Both companies need each other and now Microsoft owns them.