Liferay Portal 6.1 Surpasses Half a Million Downloads in First 3 Months
20-plus city tour planned to showcase newest features for enterprise business users
LOS ANGELES — (March 28, 2012) — Liferay, Inc., provider of the world's leading enterprise-class open source portal, announced today that the latest version of its flagship product, Liferay Portal 6.1, hit more than 550,000 downloads in the first three months of its release.
At the same time, Liferay announced the start of a new series of multi-city roadshows to bring the recently released Liferay Portal 6.1 Enterprise Edition (EE) directly to the backyards of global business users.
Liferay Portal 6.1's high download numbers within the first months of its public debut is at a record level for the portal provider, signifying the support and enthusiasm that continues to build around the award-winning, open-source portal platform. The rate of downloads has more than doubled the rate for Liferay Portal 6.0's release, which totaled about 230,000 downloads in its first three months. The strong reception for Liferay Portal 6.1 also points to the heavy demand for flexible, robust enterprise solutions in today's fast-paced, increasingly collaborative business environment.
"We're very pleased at the warm reception for Liferay Portal 6.1," said Paul Hinz, Liferay's Chief Marketing Officer. "Our product is becoming the de-facto standard for not just portal technology, but for enterprises' broader web-platform strategies. This is being reflected in the download numbers for our freely available Community Edition as well as heightened interest in our professionally supported Enterprise Edition."
A special Liferay Roadshows series, which begins on April 4 in Boston, Mass. and travels to more than 20 cities in the U.S. and parts of Europe before ending in May, will showcase the latest in the Liferay Portal platform. "Usability enhancements for workflow processing, publishing and content management make Liferay Portal 6.1 EE the richest portal offering yet for business users," added Hinz.
Liferay experts will be on the ground demonstrating key features designed to empower the non-technical user and reduce IT intervention, including: Liferay Sync, a powerful document sharing vehicle providing offline synchronization for Liferay Portal users; Kaleo Forms, a visually stunning and functional workflow processing capability; and User Data Lists, which allow Liferay users to create custom lists and model business processes online without involving a developer.
Liferay's partners around the world will participate in these events and give free consultations on how decision makers can build effective solutions for their business needs. CIGNEX Datamatics, DTS, Dunn Solutions, Emeldi, Fulcrum, Intelliware, Isos Technology, Rivet Logic, Savoir-faire Linux, Xtivia, Youngsoft and Zia Consulting are among the partners hitting the road with Liferay.
"We can talk at length about the impressive features that have been developed for Liferay Portal 6.1 EE, but nothing can quite capture the exciting offerings of this new product like an on-the-ground, live demonstration," said Glenn Saler, Liferay's Alliance Manager for North America. "The product speaks for itself."
Liferay, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise open source portal and collaboration software products, servicing Fortune 500 companies worldwide, including Allianz, Barclay's, BASF, Cisco Systems, Lufthansa Flight Training, Société Générale, The French Ministry of Defense, and the United Nations. Liferay offers Enterprise Edition subscriptions, which provide access to emergency fixes, software updates, 24/7 support SLAs, and subscription-only features. Liferay also offers professional services and training to ensure successful deployments for its customers. Liferay, Liferay Portal, and the Liferay logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Liferay, Inc., in the United States and other countries.