Red Hat is within the means of being acquired by IBM for an enormous $34 billion, however that deal hasn’t closed but and, within the meantime, Crimson Hat remains to be operating independently and making its personal acquisitions, too. As the corporate at the moment announced, it has acquired Tel Aviv-based NooBaa, an early-stage startup that helps enterprises handle their information extra simply and entry their numerous information suppliers by way of a single API.
NooBaa’s know-how makes it match for Crimson Hat, which has not too long ago emphasised its means to assist enterprise extra successfully handle their hybrid and multicloud deployments. At its core, NooBaa is all about bringing collectively numerous information silos, which ought to make it slot in Crimson Hat’s portfolio. With OpenShift and the OpenShift Container Platform, in addition to its Ceph Storage service, Crimson Hat already gives a variety of hybrid cloud instruments, in any case.
“NooBaa’s applied sciences will increase our portfolio and strengthen our means to fulfill the wants of builders in at the moment’s hybrid and multicloud world,” writes Ranga Rangachari, the VP and normal supervisor for storage and hyperconverged infrastructure at Crimson Hat, in at the moment’s announcement. “We’re thrilled to welcome a technical crew of 9 to the Crimson Hat household as we work collectively to additional solidify Crimson Hat as a number one supplier of open hybrid cloud applied sciences.”
Whereas nearly all of Crimson Hat’s know-how is open supply, NooBaa’s code just isn’t. The corporate says that it plans to open supply NooBaa’s know-how in due time, although the precise timeline has but to be decided.
NooBaa was based in 2013. The corporate has raised some enterprise funding from the likes of Jerusalem Enterprise Companions and OurCrowd, with a strategic funding from Akamai Capital thrown in for good measure. The corporate by no means disclosed the dimensions of that spherical, although, and neither Crimson Hat nor NooBaa are disclosing the monetary phrases of the acquisition.