Red Hat signs up for $420m Jboss acquisition

by admin April 11, 2006 at 5:16 am

Linux vendor takes in middleware stack

Red Hat has agreed to acquire privately held open source middleware vendor Jboss for $420m.

The Linux distribution vendor said that it expects deal to help the company accelerate the shift to service oriented architectures on open source platforms.

“This announcement is focused on the infrastructure part of open source,” JBoss chief executive Marc Fleury said in a conference call.

Jboss is best known for its open source Java application server, but also offers a slew of middleware applications including a portal and messaging server.

Red Hat introduced the Red Hat Application Server in 2004 based on the Java Open Application Server (JoNAS) open source project that competes with the Jboss software.

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