Liferay To Ship MuleSoft Tcat Server Bundle

New Offering Makes Web Deployment Faster and Easier
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

LOS ANGELES – April 26, 2011 – Liferay, provider of the world’s leading enterprise-class open source portal, today announced a new technology partnership with MuleSoft, the provider of web middleware built on leading open source projects Mule ESB and Apache Tomcat. As a part of the partnership, Liferay, Inc. is offering a special bundled version of Liferay Portal Enterprise Edition (EE) preinstalled with MuleSoft Tcat Server with full enterprise support coming from Liferay.

The new bundle offers customers a complete middleware web platform with extensive enterprise features, performance, and reliability with a single point of contact for all support. As the leading enterprise Tomcat Server, MuleSoft Tcat Server addresses key gaps in “plain vanilla” Apache Tomcat, with capabilities such as performance monitoring and diagnostics, application deployment, and role-based security. Based 100 percent on the Apache Tomcat binaries, with zero changes to the core code, Tcat Server allows IT teams to migrate from legacy platforms such as Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere to the lightweight and open source Tomcat.

“This important partnership allows customers to implement Liferay as a strategic platform throughout their enterprise,” said Michael Young, Chief Technology Officer at Liferay, Inc. "Enterprises worldwide leverage Tomcat for its ease of use and broad ecosystem. MuleSoft Tcat Server adds extremely rich management and monitoring features on top, providing a solution that matches the best application servers available today. With this bundle, customers can now implement Liferay and Tomcat in the most demanding environments, and all with support from one phone number or URL."

“Gartner and other experts are extremely positive about Liferay technology and our own MuleSoft community has been showing significant interest in Liferay Portal since the launch of Liferay 6.0,” said Chris Purpura, VP of Business Development at MuleSoft. “Tcat Server solves the common pains associated with running Apache Tomcat applications in production by easing deployment and remote server management, as well as reducing unplanned downtime. This Tcat Server and Liferay bundle now give customers a real deployment alternative to the very expensive Java EE application servers for running modern web, portal, and collaboration sites.”

Liferay Portal has been in development since 2000 and boasts more than 4 million downloads and over 250,000 deployments that range from multi-billion dollar OEM vendors to award winning web sites such as SesameStreet.org. This offer, which includes a bundled version with predefined support for both products, will be available through Liferay. For more information, please contact sales@liferay.com.

For more information about Tcat Server, please visit: http://www.mulesoft.com/tcat

About MuleSoft
MuleSoft is the Web Middleware Company, providing enterprise-class software based on the world's most popular open source application infrastructure products, Mule ESB and Apache Tomcat. With Mule ESB and Tcat Server, MuleSoft brings an ideal combination of simplicity and power to today's web applications. Its products boast more than 1.5 million downloads and over 2,500 production deployments by leading organizations such as Walmart.com, Nokia, Nestlé, Honeywell and DHL, as well as 85 in the Global 500 and 5 of the world's top 10 banks. MuleSoft is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide. For more information: www.mulesoft.com, or email info@mulesoft.com. Follow us on Twitter: @MuleSoft

About Liferay, Inc.:
Liferay, Inc. is the provider of leading enterprise open source portal and collaboration software products, recognized by Gartner in the Magic Quadrant and used by Fortune 500 companies worldwide, including Allianz, AutoZone, Benetton Group, Cisco Systems, Lufthansa Flight Training, The French Ministry of Defense, and the United Nations. Liferay, Inc. offers professional services, technical support, custom development, and professional training to ensure successful deployment in the most demanding IT environments. For more information, please visit www.liferay.com.

Liferay, Liferay Portal, and the Liferay logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Liferay, Inc., in the United States and other countries.