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Red Hat To Acquire Cloud And Container Specialist Codenvy

The startup offers tools for building applications that are both container-based and cloud-native.

As open-source technologies giant Red Hat seeks a dominant position in the burgeoning container tech space, the company said it has made a deal to acquire a startup specializing in helping developers with building container-based apps.

Red Hat said it has a definitive agreement to acquire San Francisco-based Codenvy, a four-year-old company that offers tools for developing applications that are both container-based and cloud-native.

[Related: 5 Takeaways From Red Hat Summit 2017]

The news comes just weeks after Red Hat unveiled a series of new container-related products at its Red Hat Summit conference.

During the conference, Red Hat executives told CRN that the company has enabled more production deployments of containers than any other vendor -- including Docker -- through its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service.

"You need a production-ready environment to really start to deploy [containers] and bet your business on it, and we're the only one that's proved we can do that," said Paul Cormier, the head of Red Hat's technology and products organizations, in an interview with CRN this month.

Adding Codenvy to the mix will "help make developers more successful" with containers, said Craig Muzilla, a senior vice president at Red Hat, in a news release.

Codenvy offers the first enterprise product based on Eclipse Che, an open-source cloud integrated development environment.

The company's tools bring together an integrated development environment with runtimes and projects—ultimately enabling developers to collaborate in a centralized workspace.

Red Hat did not disclose financial terms for the planned acquisition of Codenvy.

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