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Red Hat Builds on the JBoss Enterprise Acceleration Initiative with Acquisition of Amentra

Red Hat has acquired Amentra, a provider of systems integration services for SOA, business process management, systems development and enterprise data solutions.

RALEIGH, N.C.

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

Amentra is excited to become part of the Red Hat family, said Matt Ernst, Amentra CEO. Utilizing our innovative approach to solutions delivery and our vast knowledge of open source solutions, Amentra will be able to further accelerate its growth and that of Red Hat across the entire enterprise stack and within various key existing Amentra verticals. Amentra's existing customers will continue to receive the benefit of Amentra's model, as they do today, with the breadth and depth that comes from the many synergies that Red Hat and Amentra bring to each other.

Amentra has over 140 employees in locations including Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Charlotte, Tampa and Richmond.

For more information on Red Hat's Enterprise Acceleration initiative or on JBoss Enterprise Middleware products, please visit www.jboss.com. For more information on Amentra, please visit: http://www.amentra.com.

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