Red Hat to Acquire NooBaa

RALEIGH, N.C.– Red Hat, Inc, the leading provider of open source solutions in the world, will acquire NooBaa, which is an early-stage company developing software for managing data storage services across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. NooBaa’s data management technology will augment Red Hat’s existing portfolio of hybrid cloud offerings and also advance Red Hat’s position as a leading provider of open hybrid cloud technologies.

NooBaa was founded in 2013 to address the need for greater visibility and control over unstructured data spread throughout distributed environments. To achieve this, NooBaa developed a data platform designed to serve as an abstraction layer over existing storage infrastructure. This abstraction not only enables data portability from one Cloud to another, but allows users to manage data stored in multiple locations as a single, coherent data set that an application can interact with.

NooBaa will complement and enhance Red Hat’s portfolio of hybrid cloud technologies, including Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage and Red Hat Ceph Storage. Together, these technologies are designed to provide users with a set of powerful, consistent and cohesive capabilities for managing application, compute, storage and data resources across public and private infrastructures.

data center summit“Data portability is a key imperative for organizations building and deploying cloud-native applications across private and multiple clouds. NooBaa’s technologies will augment our portfolio and strengthen our ability to meet the needs of developers in today’s hybrid and multicloud world,” said Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage and Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Red Hat. “We are thrilled to welcome a technical team of nine to the Red Hat family as we work together to further solidify Red Hat as a leading provider of open hybrid cloud technologies.”

“Cloud object storage is becoming increasingly relevant in enterprise due to its intrinsic capabilities: global data distribution, data durability, unmatched scalability into the exabytes, and overall cost-effectiveness,” added Enrico Signoretti, Research Analyst and author of Gigaom
Multi-Cloud Object Storage and Data Mobility: A GigaOm Market Landscape Report.

“Solutions are easy to adopt, as they are offered by public cloud providers or on-premises. Data is accessed through standard HTTP-based protocols and can be written and retrieved anywhere from any device.,” continued Signoretti. “However, making data accessible to all remote and local applications and users securely, at a low latency across multiple clouds, is still very challenging. This leads to a rise of application complexity, higher costs, and limited freedom in the execution of a multi-cloud strategy.”

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