Red Hat Ramps Up PaaS Strategy with Acquisition of Makara

Red Hat has acquired Makara, a developer of deployment and management solutions for applications in the cloud. The company says that Makara's technologies will accelerate the development of its comprehensive platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution as part of its Cloud Foundations portfolio.

Based in Redwood City, Calif., Makara provides solutions to enable organizations to deploy, manage, monitor and scale their applications on both private and public clouds. Customers facing issues in moving applications to the cloud and managing them efficiently can benefit from Makara's solutions for scaling, rightsizing, rollback and monitoring, according to Novell.

"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," notes Paul Cormier, president of Products and Technologies at Red Hat. "We welcome the Makara team and look forward to accelerating our delivery of PaaS solutions to the market."

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, technologies and solutions will be fully integrated with Red Hat PaaS, as part of the Cloud Foundations portfolio.

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