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Codenvy IDE
Codenvy’s cloud-based software development environment.

Red Hat added another open-source tool to its chest Thursday with the acquisition of Codenvy, a startup focused on cloud development.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Codenvy built a cloud-based integrated development environment on top of the Eclipse Che open-source project, allowing developers to collaborate on projects without having to set up a local development environment on their machines.

Codenvy’s product also makes it easier for developers to work with containers and build more nimble applications, which is where Red Hat comes in. Red Hat has enjoyed success with its OpenShift product, which enterprise customers use to bring Docker containers and the Kubernetes container-orchestration software into their environments. Codenvy’s development environment will become part of OpenShift.

Both companies said Codenvy will continue to contribute to the Eclipse Che project. Red Hat has supported Eclipse Che in several ways over the last few years, integrating it into OpenShift last year.

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