BitNami and Liferay Deliver One-Click Deployment of Liferay in the Cloud

Liferay Portal Community and Enterprise Editions have been added to the BitNami Cloud Hosting application library, enabling one-click deployment of Liferay to the Amazon Cloud.

San Francisco, CA. October 23, 2012. - BitNami, developer of the BitNami app store, and Liferay, Inc., provider of the world's leading enterprise-class open source portal, announced a new partnership offering one-click deployment of Liferay in the cloud. Both the Community and Enterprise Editions of the Liferay Portal have been added to the BitNami Cloud Hosting library, providing automated deployment and management of Liferay and other applications in the Amazon Cloud.

Liferay is a complete, Java-based portal platform, which can be used as a web content management system, an integration platform, a collaboration platform, a social application platform or any combination thereof. Liferay customers range from federal agencies and major investment banks to media and branding-rich organizations like Sesame Street.

"At BitNami, we carefully select the best web-based business applications to add to our library," said Erica Brescia, CEO of BitRock, which develops BitNami. "Liferay is a flexible, enterprise-ready portal platform that has been frequently requested by BitNami customers. We are thrilled to now be able to offer one-click deployment of both the Enterprise and Community Editions to the cloud with BitNami Cloud Hosting."

BitNami Cloud Hosting is a platform that simplifies the deployment and management of web applications on the cloud. It provides one-click application deployment, automatic incremental backups (with a schedule set by the user), resizing, server scheduling, monitoring and other features that enable businesses to deploy and manage business applications in the cloud. Now that Liferay is included in the BitNami Cloud Hosting library, developers or IT departments can have a complete Liferay platform up and running in the cloud in minutes. Snapshot functionality makes it easy to make copies of production servers to test upgrades before deploying them or to develop new features separate from the production environment.

"We are very pleased to be partnering with BitNami," said Brian Kim, Chief Operating Officer at Liferay. "Their platform is extremely well designed and simple to use, and with the Bitnami team's extensive experience with open source, this offering is a perfect fit for companies looking for a quick and easy way to host their Liferay instance in the cloud."

To learn more, download a free whitepaper for deploying Liferay in the cloud or to view a demo, visit: http://bitnami.org/liferay

About BitNami

BitNami simplifies the process of deploying web applications natively, virtually and in the cloud. BitNami Cloud Hosting provides a growing library of the most popular open source applications, ready to be launched with the click of a button. With BitNami Cloud Hosting, solution providers and businesses of all sizes can deploy and manage business applications such as Jasperserver, SugarCRM, Alfresco, Drupal and many more. BitNami is developed by BitRock, a leader in cross-platform application deployment.

About Liferay

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.

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