Red Hat today acquired Tel Aviv-based NooBaa, which provides a hybrid cloud data management service. The purchase will boost Red Hat’s hybrid cloud portfolio with the addition of NooBaa’s data management technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
NooBaa was founded in 2013 by Guy Margalit, now CTO, and Yuval Dimnik, now CEO. Its core hybrid and multi-cloud management technology brings together data silos to allow organizations to view their data assets across multiple environments.
NooBaa provides an abstraction layer on top of existing object storage systems including Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Google Cloud Storage, and Microsoft Azure Blob storage in the public cloud or on-premises using Red Hat Ceph Storage. This gives developers a common set of interfaces and advanced data services for cloud-native applications.
NooBaa’s technology will “augment the capabilities of Red Hat’s existing storage portfolio … by bringing a comprehensive set of data services,” wrote Ranga Rangachari, Red Hat VP and GM of storage and hyperconverged infrastructure, in a blog post. “We believe that the combination of data resiliency features and greater ease of data migration between cloud providers adds to Red Hat’s value proposition around application portability.”
Red Hat’s storage portfolio includes Red Hat Ceph Storage, which is its object storage software, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage, which is its software-defined storage service for the OpenShift container platform. The integration of NooBaa to these storage services will provide a range of data services to developers across both public cloud providers and on-premises infrastructure.
NooBaa’s code is currently not open source, while nearly all of Red Hat’s technology is. However, Red Hat plans to open source the NooBaa code. Red Hat said the specific plans and timeline will be determined in the coming months.
Red Hat is currently in the process of being acquired by IBM for $34 billion. Under the agreement, Red Hat will become a part of IBM’s Hybrid Cloud business as a “distinct unit.” The acquisition will boost IBM’s hybrid cloud push and enhance the firm’s container offering.