IT process automation firm Opalis has had many deep partnerships in recent years. Last Friday, it completed the ultimate partnerships when Microsoft announced it would be buying the privately held company. InternetNews has the full story.
Microsoft quietly announced Friday that it has purchased privately-held Opalis Software and will integrate its IT process automation products into the Microsoft System Center management suite.
Rumors have been circulating for several weeks that Opalis has been in Microsoft's sights.
Under the terms of the deal, Toronto-based Opalis will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft, according to a statement. The rest of the deal's particulars were not be disclosed.
"This deal brings together the deep datacenter automation expertise of Opalis with the integrated physical and virtualized datacenter management capabilities of Microsoft System Center," Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Management & Services Division, said in a post on the System Center blog on Friday.