The company did not disclose any financial details of the transaction, but said that it would help augment its System Center line of management software. An analyst from the 451 Group reported back in October that the rumored acquisition was in the neighborhood of $60 million -- not a bad neighborhood to be in. Opalis raised $25 million in venture backed funding; and according to the same analyst post, the company was said to be earning about $10 million in revenue.
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Datacenter orchestration is one of the most important areas where virtualization will grow and expand in the coming years as the virtualization platforms and technology matures. The need for such a tool will become more evident as virtualization implementations continue to scale out and increase in complexity.
Opalis technology can help these growing virtualized, dynamic datacenters with the following: