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Red Hat buys consulting firm Amentra; Intends to boost Jboss penetration

Press release:

Raleigh NC - March 13, 2008 - Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the acquisition of Amentra, a provider of systems integration services for SOA, business process management, systems development and enterprise data solutions. Amentra has vast technology and product expertise, including with JBoss middleware, as well as a mentoring approach to consulting assignments. The acquisition of Amentra provides a solution-oriented depth to the JBoss middleware business. Amentra will operate as an independent Red Hat company.

The acquisition of Amentra complements Red Hat's "Enterprise Acceleration" initiative, which is designed to deliver products, programs and services to help enterprise customers accelerate their business and technology transformations, including BPM and SOA, and the transition of their production environments to next-generation, open source middleware architecture based on JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat announced its Enterprise Acceleration initiative in February, 2008 at JBoss World Orlando.

"We are excited to have Amentra become an important part of the JBoss Enterprise Acceleration initiative," said Craig Muzilla, vice president, Middleware Business at Red Hat. "The depth of solution-oriented consulting services provided by Amentra will help enterprises begin deploying JBoss Enterprise Middleware products with confidence."

Amentra is a recognized industry leader in producing successful solutions through standardized processes and strong client partnerships. Through collaboration and mentoring, Amentra assures that customers have long-term success. Amentra has been very successful with Fortune 500 customers. Recent accolades include:

  • Gartner Hype Cycles recognition of Amentra as a leading provider of open source services, SOA and legacy modernization
  • Forrester recognition of Amentra as best practice provider of service "Amentra's Model — make skills transfer and process change part of success"
  • Ranked in Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for three years in a row
  • 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Winner
  • Included in Smart CEO Future 50

Press release is here.


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