Today Microsoft announced its acquisition of Opalis Software, a Toronto-based leader in IT process automation software used by customers like Chicos, Dow Chemical, Xerox and Kawasaki.

 

This acquisition brings together Opalis’ datacenter automation expertise with the integrated physical and virtual datacenter management capabilities of Microsoft System Center. As part of the acquisition, Opalis software will be added to Microsoft System Center to help enterprises, government customers and service providers drive down operational costs and increase productivity with easy-to-use, pre-packaged workflows that address common tasks in managing heterogeneous datacenters, among other things.

 

To read more about today’s announcement, visit Microsoft’s System Center team blog for an entry by Corporate Vice Preside Brad Anderson: http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/default.aspx.