Red Hat is set to acquire eNovance, a provider of open source cloud computing services, for 70 million euros.
Red Hat’s existing position in OpenStack, the addition of eNovance’s systems integration capabilities and engineering talent is aimed at meeting growing demand for enterprise OpenStack consulting, design and deployment.
Beside assisting service providers and enterprises to deploy cloud infrastructures cost effectively, eNovance help organizations manage customer web applications on public clouds.
eNovance, one of the top 10 contributors to the upstream OpenStack project, has more than 150 global customers, including Alcatel-Lucent, AXA, Cisco, Cloudwatt, and Ericsson. The company has offices in Paris; Montreal; and Bangalore, India.
In May 2014, the two companies announced an expanded collaboration to drive Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and telecommunications innovations into OpenStack, aimed at delivering the industry’s carrier-grade telecommunications offering based on Linux, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), and OpenStack.