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Firelay partners with Red Hat to deliver Liferay DXP on OpenShift


Faster innovation with the leading digital experience platform, in cloud and on-premise

The Hague, 24 April 2018 – Firelay, a Liferay Certified Hosting Partner, has begun a collaboration with Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, in order to deliver the Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP) on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. The availability for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform allows Firelay to support the full life cycle of Liferay DXP-projects that are based on container technology, both those using the cloud- as well as on-premises installations.

Gartner recently named Liferay a ‘Leader’ in its Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms[1]. According to the report, “organizations are looking to use DXPs as they move from web-centric to more pervasive, multichannel digital experiences.” Firelay’s integration of Liferay with Docker and Kubernetes makes a multichannel experience easier to achieve. Docker and Kubernetes have won the container war and are rapidly conquering the developer world. However, being open source projects, installation may be cumbersome and support could be non-existent. Red Hat has jumped in to fill the void with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform: offering Docker and Kubernetes for the Enterprise.

“From our view, this is excellent news for Liferay DXP customers. With OpenShift and Firelay’s expertise, the Time To Value for Liferay DXP projects will be hard to beat. Customers can focus on innovation with full confidence that infrastructure and deployment are taken care of,” said Ruud Kluivers, General Manager, Liferay Benelux.

Firelay now offers Liferay DXP on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, delivering complete lifecycle support for digital experience projects. Benefits include:

  • Continuous integration pipelines to optimize development
  • On-demand environments for development, testing, acceptance and training
  • Highly available production hosting
  • Auto-scaling production hosting
  • Enterprise-level support backed by Liferay and Red Hat
  • Availability for cloud and on-premise installations

[1] Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms,” Jim Murphy, Gene Phifer, et al., 17 January 2018.

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Firelay ( is a Liferay Certified Hosting and Managed Services partner. Firelay is based in The Hague, the Netherlands and has offices in France and the USA. Firelay works for Liferay customers and with Liferay service partners alike and delivers Liferay Cloud hosting and Liferay Managed Services for on-premises installations.

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