RALEIGH – On the back of its recent purchase by IBM, Red Hat now has an acquisition all of its own.

On Tuesday, the leading provider of open source solutions announced that it has acquired Tel Aviv-based NooBaa, an early-stage company developing software for managing data storage services across hybrid and multicloud environments.

“Data portability is a key imperative for organizations building and deploying cloud-native applications across private and multiple clouds,” Ranga Rangachari, Red Hat’s vice president and general manager of Storage and Hyperconverged Infrastructure, said in a statement.

“NooBaa’s technologies will augment our portfolio and strengthen our ability to meet the needs of developers in today’s hybrid and multicloud world. We are thrilled to welcome a technical team of nine to the Red Hat family as we work together to further solidify Red Hat as a leading provider of open hybrid cloud technologies.”

By 2020, 75 percent of organizations will have deployed a multicloud or hybrid cloud model, according to industry analyst firm Gartner.

As such, many believe it can lead to a proliferation of disparate data silos that increase the complexity of managing and scaling cloud-native applications.

NooBaa was founded in 2013 to address the need for greater visibility and control over unstructured data spread throughout these distributed environments.

To achieve this, the company developed a data platform designed to serve as an abstraction layer over existing storage infrastructure.

“Cloud object storage is becoming increasingly relevant in enterprise due to its intrinsic capabilities: global data distribution, data durability, unmatched scalability into the exabytes, and overall cost-effectiveness,” GigaOm’s research analyst said in A GigaOm Market Landscape Report

“Solutions are easy to adopt, as they are offered by public cloud providers or on-premises. Data is accessed through standard HTTP-based protocols and can be written and retrieved anywhere from any device. However, making data accessible to all remote and local applications and users securely, at a low latency across multiple clouds, is still very challenging. This leads to a rise of application complexity, higher costs, and limited freedom in the execution of a multi-cloud strategy.”2

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Red Hat’s already has a portfolio of hybrid cloud technologies, including Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage and Red Hat Ceph Storage.

Last month, it was reported that IBM has agreed to acquire Red Hat for around $33 billion.