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Red Hat Confirms Acquisition Of NOCpulse

Linux leader Red Hat confirmed that it has acquired NOCpulse to extend performance monitoring to Red Hat Network.

Mark De Visser, vice president of marketing at the Raleigh, N.C. software company, confirmed the acquisition has taken place but would not disclose the dollar value of the deal. CRN first reported the deal on Oct. 7.

The NOCpulse operations and staff will move into Red Hat's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif, De Visser added.

Red Hat expects to have the systems management platform integrated with Red Hat Network up and running in about one month, De Visser told CRN.

NOCPulse provides performance-monitoring capabilities, De Visser said.

"It can see servers in operations, what remaining yard disk space is available, transaction times, and if Web sites are serving fast enough. It can manage pretty much everything," he said, noting the company explored developing its own performance-monitoring tool but opted to buy. "We think it'll be [up and running with Red Hat Networkin a matter of weeks. Our tech team has been pointing to this company for a long time, and we feel upbeat about it."

De Visser noted that other deals are possible given the low valuations on Wall Street.

"It's a good buyer's market, so if there's something that makes sense for us, we'll continue [acquisitions," he said.

The company has shipped several significant products this year including Red Hat Advanced Server, Red Hat 8.0 client and, most recently, Red Hat Database 2.0.

Red Hat Advanced Server ships with Red Hat Network. Customers can activate the NOCpulse performance-monitoring option for an extra charge.

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