Makara, which was rumored to be in talks with Red Hat a few months ago, allows organizations to provision, deploy, manage, monitor and scale their Java and PHP applications on both public and private clouds, such as Amazon EC2 and VMWare-based clouds. Makara offers both on-demand and on-premise deployments.
Red Hat, who is best known for enterprise operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux, plans to integrate the JBoss Enterprise Middleware infrastructure with Makara’s Cloud Application Platform to offer organizations a comprehensive platform-as-a-service.
Red Hat bought open source company JBoss for $350 million in 2006 and has created a Platform As A Service based off of the technology to allow cloud service providers, ISVs and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to take existing assets and develop new applications and deploy them to a wide range of public and private clouds.
Red Hat, Inc. is a company dedicated to free and open source software, and a major Linux distribution vendor. The company is best known for its enterprise operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and more recently through the acquisition of open source enterprise middleware vendor JBoss. Red Hat provides operating system platforms along with middleware, applications, and management solutions, as well as support, training, and consulting services.