At JBoss World last month, Red Hat announced a plan to "accelerate" its middleware business in an effort to see JBoss holding half of the enterprise middleware market by 2015. One of the first steps in that plan, it seems, was an acquisition.
Thursday, the leading Linux distributor revealed that it has acquired former JBoss partner Amentra, a systems integrator and SOA specialist. InformationWeek reports Amentra will "operate as an independent Red Hat company" that is "likely to become a consulting services branch devoted to JBoss implementations."
Commenting on the buy, Red Hat VP of middleware business, Craig Muzilla, said:
The depth of solution-oriented consulting services provided by Amentra will help enterprises begin deploying JBoss Enterprise Middleware products.
The story says the company employs 140 employees in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida and Virginia, and has been named to Deloitte's Fast 500 in recent years because its revenue has grown so quickly.