Microsoft is aggressive when it comes to Cloud Computing and Microsoft Azure. To add further on this Microsoft has acquired InMage .
InMage is seen as an innovator in the emerging area of cloud-based Business Continuity. Ability to backup, replicate and recover of data and applications in case of system failure is known as Business Continuity.
From Microsoft Takeshi Numoto – Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Marketing wrote on his blog about acquisition, “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 “
Microsoft may integrate InMage Scout technology with its Azure Site Recovery Service. This will add lot of values to customers for business continuity with power and scale of Windows Azure Cloud.
I am seen this merger will help Microsoft Mobile-First, Cloud-First strategy.