December 1, 2010 - Red Hat, Inc., provider of open source solutions, has moved to acquire Makara, a developer of deployment and management solutions for applications in the cloud. Makara's technologies are expected to accelerate the development of Red Hat's platform as a service in its Cloud Foundations portfolio.

Red Hat plans to make Red Hat PaaS available as software offered as a service in public or private clouds to help developers and organizations build, deploy and manage the entire life cycle of applications. Makara's tools and technologies will be fully integrated with Red Hat PaaS as part of the Cloud Foundations portfolio.

By integrating the JBoss Enterprise Middleware infrastructure with Makara's Cloud Application Platform, Red Hat can offer a PaaS solution that helps organizations transition their applications to public and private clouds with minimal modifications. 

"Cloud Foundations is about enabling customers and developers to have an easy on-ramp to the cloud. With the addition of Makara, we aim to further simplify application deployment and management," said Paul Cormier, president of products and technologies at Red Hat, in a statement. 

"By acquiring the cloud technologies developed by Makara, Red Hat is now in a position to address this market by creating solutions for enterprises looking for deployment, management and auto-scaling capabilities to be baked into the core platform," said Rachel Chalmers, research director at the 451 Group, in the announcement.

Red Hat introduced Cloud Foundations in June 2010.  

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