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Red Hat Acquires Makara in Cloud Dev Tools Play

Dec 01, 2010, 14:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"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 disclosed.

"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."

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