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Docker and OpenShift
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Since Docker came around, many developers don’t want to use any other software for their developments. Why? Because Docker gives them the freedom and flexibility to develop an environment any way they want to. 

Benefits for developers who work with Docker are: 

  • No more ‘but it did run on my system’ issues. Developers use the same environment as will be used in production;
  • Every developer that is part of the development team and project uses identical environments;
  • You can start and stop as many environments as needed, without waiting for IT or support.

Red Hat OpenShift 3 uses Kubernetes to make Docker suitable for production sites.
Firelay’s Liferay Container Engine integrates OpenShift with Liferay DXP offering:

  • Automatic Rolling Deployments: OpenShift is automatically deployed on one server. When this is successful, it is deployed on the next and ongoing such that downtime is minimized or zero;
  • Automatic Failover: when a portal crashes or is ‘unhealthy’ an new one is spun up automatically;
  • Automatic Scaling: when load is high, a new portal is spun up automatically to distribute the load (depending on Liferay licensing).

But, there are many more features to Firelay’s Liferay Container Engine that make development, deployment and managing your environments easier than ever. Continuous integration pipelines, resource monitoring, caching, database clusters and persistent storage are among them.

Kubernetes supported
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Firelay offers Kubernetes as a Service in the following forms:

  • Container Lab – self-service managed OpenShift where users manage their OpenShift projects and where applications may even run as root;
  • Container Playground – self-service managed OpenShift where users manage their OpenShift projects themselves;
  • Container Vault – fully managed OpenShift, where OpenShift projects are managed by the Operations team of Proteon.

Container Lab, Playground and Vault are available with a flexible pay-per-use model or as Private Clusters.

Want to know more about Liferay on OpenShift? Our experts wrote a whitepaper on the ins and outs of running Liferay on containers.

Download our Liferay on OpenShift whitepaper
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  • Self Service dashboard

    Many tasks can be executed by yourself, safely. No need to wait for IT.

  • On-demand environments

    Start and stop environments as needed for development, test, acceptance and training.

  • Continuous integration pipelines

    Change code, select ‘Deploy’ and your software is built, tested and deployed automatically.

  • Rolling deployments

    Release new versions to multiple servers without downtime, automatically.

  • Automatic disaster prevention

    Health probes check each ‘Pod’ and restart them in time to prevent crashes.

  • Highest uptime and stability

    Unprecedented RTO of 0:15 thanks to automatic disaster prevention.

  • Auto-scaling

    High load is automatically detected and the Container Engine can start extra servers.

  • Enterprise level support

    Monitored and supported by Firelay, backed by Red Hat and Liferay.

  • For cloud and on-premise

    Our Liferay Container Cluster product is available on Firelay cloud; on AWS, GCP, Azure or Aliyun or on premises.

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“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 their innovation and be sure infrastructure and deployment is taken care of”.
Ruud Kluivers – General Manager Liferay Benelux