Microsoft Opalis 3.6 expected in 10 days, Opalis 2012 in 12-15 months

At its TechEd Europe 2010 conference, Microsoft spent a lot of time talking about its progress in cloud computing. Among the other things, it announced a set of programs dubbed Hyper-V Cloud to accelerate the adoption of private and virtual private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds.

A key piece of any cloud computing infrastructure, and next-generation virtual data center, is the orchestration framework. Microsoft must be convinced of this, as it acquired Opalis Software in December 2009. In March the company confirmed that Opalis was being integrated with Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), but admitted that it won’t be part of System Center before some time in 2011.

Now we have more specific dates thanks to the brief report published by

  • Opalis 3.6 is expected for November 25
  • System Center Opalis 2012 is expected 12-15 months from now