Red Hat acquires FeedHenry for mobile development platform

Open source cloud technology provider Red Hat has announced a definitive agreement to buy Irish mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) firm FeedHenry.

In a blog post, FeedHenry CTO Micheal O’Foghlu noted how the two companies were “perfectly aligned”, and the excitement ahead.

“Red Hat is the leading enterprise open source company in the world, and has blazed a trail over the past two decades since the first Linux distribution of that name was launched by Marc Ewing in 1994,” the FeedHenry CTO wrote.

“In terms of culture fit, we are all very excited to become part of an organisation that values engineering talent and market commitment, and that helps nurture many key open source projects, even those with peripheral links back to its core product portfolio”, he added.

With the acquisition of FeedHenry, Red Hat expands its platform as a service (PaaS) offering, and gives the company a further shot in the arm in the mobile application development platform (MADP) space.

“The mobile application platform is one of the fastest growing segments of the enterprise software market,” said Craig Muzilla, SVP application platform business at Red Hat, in a statement. “As mobile devices have penetrated into every aspect of enterprise computing, enterprise software customers are looking for easier and more efficient ways for their developers to build mobile applications that extend and enhance traditional enterprise applications.

“FeedHenry will help us enable customers to take advantage of the capabilities of mobile with the security, scalability, and reliability of Red Hat enterprise software,” he added.

O’Foghlu added that there was a big opportunity for FeedHenry “to integrate and learn from Red Hat.”

FeedHenry has been busy in recent months. The company launched a customisable field workforce management product in July, and released a document earlier this month propagating five myths of mobile development.

We’ve reached out to FeedHenry, and will update this story as soon as possible.

Read more: FeedHenry CEO Cathal McGloin on the “stealthy” changes as mobile evolves

 

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