Red Hat Acquires Makara, Gains PaaS Clout in the Cloud
Could the cloud computing arena be ready for a major shakeup? Red Hat has acquired platform-as-a-service (PaaS) startup Makara. According to GigaOM, "The purchase immediately vaults Red Hat into the role of cloud provider (Makara offers an on-demand service hosted atop Amazon EC2), but, more importantly, gives Red Hat the means to sell its PaaS vision across the cloud landscape." Above all, Red Hat will now be able to offer much more choice in the cloud. Check out the story from GigaOM.