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Red Hat to acquire JBoss

Linux distribution vendor Red Hat Inc., of Raleigh N.C., announced today that it plans to acquire JBoss Inc., of Atlanta, for approximately $350 million. Like Red Hat, JBoss offers open source software along with enterprise-level subscription-based support.

With JBoss under the company's belt, Red Hat executives are hoping Red Hat will have more to offer in the arena of service oriented-architectures. JBoss offers a popular open source Java application server, along with portal and middleware software.

Matthew Szulik, chairman and CEO of Red Hat, noted during a conference call announcing the acquisition that "component-based applications architectures have become the goal," of many of the company's customers. For this approach, JBoss has "a modular, lightweight foundation [that can] deliver to customers a common set of capabilities such as lifecycle and dependency management; hot, rapid deployment; and management of Java development environment," he said.

JBoss will remain an independent subsidiary within Red Hat, said Marc Fleury, CEO of JBoss, during the call.

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