Microsoft's move to strengthen its position in DRaaS is a smart one, particularly as enterprises continue to look for ways to shift compute, networking and storage CapEx cost structures to more OpEx oriented service structures. […] Bolstering the capabilities puts Microsoft up against the likes of IBM, Sungard, iLand, EVault, HP, CenturyLink, Verizon/Terremark, and a host of others, but considering the existing tie-in it has with the typical enterprise running Microsoft-based applications like SharePoint, Office apps, SQL server and others.The InMage Scout product will be integrated into the Azure Site Recovery service to give our customers a very simple, cost-effective way to ensure business continuity – combined with the power and scale of the Azure global cloud. You don’t need to wait to start using this, however; you can get your hands on this product and try it out for yourself right now. Simply download and install InMage Scout from the Azure Site Recovery portal via the instructions in this post from the Azure blog . I hope you love the simplicity and ease of use of InMage Scout and Azure Site Recovery as much as I do. * “The Forrester Wave™: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q1 2014”, Forrester Research, Inc., January 17, 2014 ** IDC Link, Microsoft Bolsters Its Disaster Recovery Service Offerings with InMage Acquisition, July 2014
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