Microsoft has acquired InMage, an innovator in the emerging area of cloud-based business continuity

This acquisition will accelerate our ability 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.

Read the whole story here-  http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2014/07/11/microsoft-acquires-inmage-better-business-continuity-with-azure/