InMage tackles cloud-based DR, RaaS

By Dave Simpson

Targeting managed services providers (MSPs) and cloud services providers, InMage today introduced ScoutCloud software, which is based on the company’s flagship Scout data protection platform layered with new functionality.

For example, a provisioning manager in ScoutCloud automates provisioning in VMware environments and reduces the amount of manual tasks associated with provisioning and data protection, according to Rajeev Atlurli, InMage’s CTO.

“Our goal is to eliminate many of the manual tasks and the number of people required to deploy and manage Recovery-as-a-Service,” says Atlurli, “and to reduce the adoption curve for third-party providers.”

ScoutCloud also includes a physical-to-virtual (P2V) and virtual-to-virtual (V2V) recovery engine that can recover servers as virtual machines (VMs) in the cloud.

ScoutCloud also includes failover/failback for all applications, including vertical-specific applications. “It’s system-level recovery that can protect any application so that third-party providers don’t have to worry about application-specific issues in the cloud,” Atlurli explains.

Other features in ScoutCloud include a multi-tenant portal, and extended APIs for deeper integration into third-party portals.

InMage did not disclose pricing for the ScoutCloud platform.

Core functionality in InMage’s Scout platform includes “near-zero” recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO), continuous data protection (CDP), and WAN optimization/acceleration.

InMage also introduced a new partner program for the Recovery-as-a-Service market.

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This article was originally published on February 28, 2011