Customers of the Azure Site Recovery service are now able to try InMage Scout for free . Last week Microsoft InMage was acquired by Microsoft.
InMage enables protection of both virtual and physical servers. It does so by installing an agent which intercepts storage traffic, redirect that traffic to an appliance which then replicates the data to another location.
InMage can now be dowloaded for customers wanting to do recovery between two on-premises VMware sites.
As InMage Scout is able to perform V2V conversions it is likely in the future VMware customers can perform a recovery on Microsoft Azure.
Between July 1, 2014 and August 1, 2014 InMage Scout software can be used on a trial basis.
InMage Scout can be downloaded by creating a Azure Site Recovery Vault. At the Setup Recovery select ‘Between two on-premises VMware sites.
Customers pay for the instances they are protecting with InMage Scout through the Azure Site Recovery (ASR) SKU available in the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement beginning on August 1, 2014. InMage Scout is a deployment option available to you as part of the Azure Site Recovery service. Scout is not available for purchase via Azure Direct or Azure Enterprise Agreement monetary commitment. Customers should use the true-up process in the Enterprise Agreement to account for additional instances protected with InMage Scout.
The download is 770 MB in size.
Read the Microsoft blog about this news here.