Red Hat is set to acquire FeedHenry, an enterprise mobile application platform provider.
FeedHenry expands Red Hat’s portfolio of application development, integration, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions, enabling Red Hat to support mobile application development in public and private environments.
Cloud-based mobile application platforms such as FeedHenry enable enterprises to support enterprise mobile applications.
IT market research firm IDC predicts the mobile application platform market will grow 38.7 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from $1.4 billion in 2013 to $4.8 billion by 2017. It also forecasts 1.2 billion smart phones to ship in 2014, representing 19.3 percent growth over 2013.
FeedHenry enables enterprises to accelerate their mobile app development and backend integration via private clouds, public clouds, and on-premises.
FeedHenry is an important addition to Red Hat’s JBoss xPaaS for OpenShift strategy, announced in September 2013, providing a platform and services for mobile developers and applications.