PRESS RELEASE: Liferay Portal Now Available in VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace
Global leader in open source portals extends rapid cloud deployment for the enterprise
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – (December 3, 2012) – Liferay, Inc., provider of the world's leading enterprise-class, open source portal, announced today a new collaboration with VMware that makes the deployment of Liferay Portal on the cloud even easier and more accessible to a broad base of enterprise users. Liferay's award-winning web platform is now available on the newly launched VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace™ for download through VMware vFabric™ Application Director™.
The availability of Liferay Portal 6.1 EE, the latest version of Liferay's flagship product, in the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace means the platform is deployable on any private, public or hybrid cloud – including any VMware instance – through VMware vFabric Application Director, a cloud-enabled application provisioning and maintenance solution that simplifies how to create and standardize application deployment topologies across cloud services. This endeavor can greatly simplify lifecycle management for enterprise customers implementing Liferay Portal in private, public and hybrid cloud environments.
"Our customers already choose Liferay Portal for its rich out-of-the-box tools and quick, easy deployment for building incredibly modular and scalable business solutions," said Brian Kim, Liferay's Chief Operating Officer. "The availability of Liferay Portal in the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace™ will further accelerate the Liferay platform's readiness for use in cloud-hosted environments."
"The VMware Cloud Application Marketplace™ provides leading open source and commercial application solutions," said Shahar Erez, director, Application Management Products, VMware. "By participating, Liferay is providing its customers with a cloud-ready content portal for large enterprises that can easily deploy and scale."
Introduced earlier this year, Liferay Portal 6.1 EE is the latest release of Liferay's award-winning portal technology with an estimated 500,000 deployments worldwide. Enterprise customers use Liferay Portal's flexible, scalable platform for content management, collaboration and social networking web solutions.
Liferay makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices. Our platform is open source, which makes it more reliable, innovative and secure. We try to leave a positive mark on the world through business and technology. Hundreds of organizations in financial services, healthcare, government, insurance, retail, manufacturing and multiple other industries use Liferay. Visit us at www.liferay.com.