Iona's open-source business. Financial terms for the all-cash acquisition were not disclosed., including open-source programmers and company co-founders Hiram Chirino, Rob Davies and James Strachan, will join
Iona is an established integration middleware vendor that has, for which it began offering commercial support late last year.
LogicBlaze, too, has an open-source integration server, called LogicBlaze Fuse, which supports a number of integration server protocols. The company also offers commercial support and participates in the Apache ActiveMQ and Apache ServiceMix projects.
The move reflects software vendors'and business models as they become more accepted among corporate customers.
For LogicBlaze, the acquisition gives the company commercial-support expertise in integration and service-oriented architecture technologies.
"As a greater number of large IT organizations embrace the use of open-source technology to support their mission-critical applications, they want to know that the innovation of open source is paired with world-class service and support from the development stage through deployment," James Strachan, LogicBlaze's chief architect, said in a statement.