While information technology experts have finally come to understand the concepts and benefits of the Cloud, the actual process for deploying their systems to the Cloud utilizing PaaS and IaaS can still remains elusive. For organizations and enterprises using LifeRay Portal the ability to deploy LifeRay Portal to Amazon's cloud services just got easier. 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.
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 portal, web content management system, an integration platform, a collaboration platform, or a social application platform. Liferay customers range from federal agencies and major investment banks to media and branding-rich organizations like Sesame Street.
"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.”
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.
BitNami Cloud Hosting provides a growing library of the most popular open source applications, ready to be launched with the click of a button. Beside Liferay Portal, a number of additional business applications are supported including Jasperserver, SugarCRM, Alfresco, and Drupal.
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