Liferay Unconference talk: Log analysis solutions

Freark van der BosBlog

Here is another little summary of a Liferay Unconference openspace discussion held in Amsterdam on Wednesday October 4th. This one was organised around the topic of what log analysis software people are using and what experiences they have with them. Since quite a few people who did not make it to this discussion asked me on the following days what was discussed … Read More

Liferay Unconference talk: Firelay’s experience with Docker and Kubernetes

Freark van der BosBlog

This is a “little” summary of the Liferay Unconference openspace discussion with the topics of Docker and Kubernetes held in Amsterdam on Wednesday October 4th. Thanks to Arne and Lex for sending me their notes! We started off with a little introduction round where everyone said hi and mentioned if and what they are using docker for plus what their main questions … Read More

How to make many portals using the Firelay Cloud API

Firelay TeamBlog

In February 2014 we launched the Firelay PaaS platform. Since then, hundreds of new visitors come to our website every day and many Liferay portals are deployed on a daily basis. However.. conversion is not what we expected, or better stated: different than we expected. We found out that only a few registered users actually purchased a portal subscription. Nonetheless, … Read More

Using Nginx load balancing for zero downtime on Liferay portals

Firelay TeamBlog

Using Nginx load balancing for zero downtime updates on high available Liferay portals Note: This post was first published in February 2015, but updated since then. High availability web applications are often touted as the solution for staying in business in the face of failing hardware. By having multiple instances of every critical component of your application stack, you can … Read More

Why we love Open Source

Firelay TeamBlog

Why we love Open Source At Firelay we work with a team of professionals who like puzzles and challenges. We prefer Open Source things with an API that live on the web. They should have a community of like-minded people all over the world to talk “nerd” with. Our closets are mostly filled with T-shirts from DevCons with the occasional suit and tie. This … Read More

Upgrading Liferay: Continuous Optimization Done Safely

Firelay TeamBlog

How to upgrade your Liferay Note: This post was first published in May 2015, but updated since then. Some time ago we decided to start an ISO27001 certification project. We believed that being certified for the way we handle sensible data, would improve our overall quality. An auditor visited our company and our employees were interviewed. The outcome? We did … Read More

What happens with your data after ending Liferay Hosting?

Firelay TeamBlog

Care for Liferay Hosting until the end Note: This post was published in June 2015, but updated since then. Having a site with flawless hosting is very important. But what if you want to end your site? There is more behind setting down a website or service than most people think. Did you think about what happens with your data when … Read More