Microsoft acquires business continuity company
Microsoft has announced that it has acquired InMage, an innovator in the emerging area of cloud-based business continuity.
Explaining the acquisition in a blog, Microsoft states:
“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”
“In January, Forrester Research identified the company as an enabling technology that plays a key role in delivery for top Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service providers HP and Sungard. In May, the company won a Penton Media Best of TechEd award. Most importantly, customers across a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare and government, rely on InMage technology to keep their organizations up and running.”
•Date: 15th July 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies & markets