Consulting to the rescue: Red Hat edition

Red Hat just announced that they’re acquiring Amentra, a 140-person systems integrator as a part of their “Enterprise Acceleration” inititive.  Word on the street is that they paid $40m, or about $300,000 per employee, or two times 2007 earnings.  I imagine that they’re hoping that this will help to right the JBoss integration, which has been a mess, according to what I’ve heard.