"Red Hat is acquiring cloud tools vendor Makara in a bid to
expand the Red Hat Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud strategy.
Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager cloud business
unit at Red Hat, told InternetNews.com that the acquisition is not
material to Red Hat's business, so the financial terms will not be
"With Makara, Red Hat is acquiring technology that will enable
to developers to deploy applications to the cloud that can scale up
or down as demand warrants. The Makara technology is set to be
integrated into Red Hat's Cloud Foundations strategy, which was
announced earlier this year.
""Applications deployed in data centers are not designed to
auto-scale and applications are normally over-provisioned to
account for peak loads or reactively provisioned when capacity
problems occur," Isaac Roth, Makara CEO and co-founder said during
a web cast press conference announcing the acquisition."