Open source software vendor Red Hat has acquired cloud application developer Codenvy in a move it claims will bolster its hybrid cloud offering.
Codenvy specialises in creating cloud tools for developers, specifically around the emerging container virtualisation space.
In a statement announcing the acquisition, Red Hat said: "Historically, software engineers have spent more time each week on administration and other tasks, including environment management, than actual coding.
"Often, developers can find themselves working on multiple projects concurrently, but in different programming languages.
"As more IT organisations move to continuous delivery with DevOps and containers to speed the delivery of modern, cloud-native applications, developers have turned to new tools like Codenvy that can enable development teams to build complex applications faster with fewer inconsistencies across environments.
Founded in 2012, Codenvy is headquartered in San Francisco and will be integrated in Red Hat's OpenShift.io hosted environment for hybrid cloud services development.
Tyler Jewell, CEO at Codenvy, said: "Cloud workspaces make contributing to software projects easy.
"Our container-based approach to development aligns with Red Hat's focus on improving security features, reliability and performance in its container offerings.
"Joining Red Hat opens up opportunities to expand our reach among developers, giving them modern tools to build containerised apps from within their web browser."
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