Red Hat has acquired Amentra, a service oriented architecture consulting firm and systems integrator, to help push its JBoss middleware.
The deal, announced Thursday, gives Red Hat some foot soldiers to sell the company's stack of software including JBoss, which has been a tough sell. Amentra will operate as an independent company.
Red Hat is trying to engage enterprises at a higher level and get in on business process management and IT architecture discussions. Amentra has 140 employees on the East coast.