Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pimcore added to Bitnami Library!

Pimcore is the latest winner of the Bitnami monthly packaging contest and we are happy to announce that it is now available as part of the Bitnami library.

Pimcore is a free and open-source web content management platform for creating and managing web applications and digital presences. The Pimcore platform contains various integrated applications for web content management, product information management, multi-channel publishing, e-commerce and various other marketing-specific applications.

Thanks to their efforts in encouraging their community to vote during the Bitnami contest, Pimcore is now ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami Pimcore installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X), Virtual Machine images(VMs), cloud images for the Amazon EC2 and Azure cloud platforms.

If you want to quickly check out Pimcore, you can launch a free cloud demo server. By clicking the button below, you will have your own Pimcore instance running for 1 hour, for free!

We also had the opportunity to interview Dietmar Rietsch, CEO/Co-Founder of the project, who was kind enough to answer some of our questions:

What is the goal of the Pimcore application?

The vision of pimcore is to manage and integrate any digital information within an open-source enterprise suite.

What are some of the features of Pimcore?

Pimcore is the first and premier open-source multi-channel experience and engagement management platform. It features web content management, digital asset management, product information management, e-commerce and multi-channel-publishing in an integrated open-source suite.

Which projects or organizations are using Pimcore currently?  What kind of projects do they use it for?

Pimcore is currently used within approximately 80k different organizations. Those organizations and companies use pimcore for a variety of different project types. For example they use pimcore for their master data management initiatives, managing their international central product data, their digital assets and of course their e-business processes like B2B e-commerce. In most cases pimcore is used for managing whole digital presences.

What do you expect will be the main benefits of having Bitnami packages available for Pimcore?

Cloud deployment is a critical feature for any application. Being quickly and efficiently able to deploy pimcore in the cloud is therefore a very important aspect for pimcore and the pimcore community. So, big thanks to Bitnami for providing an outstanding pimcore stack for the cloud.

Would you like your favorite app to be part of Bitnami? Be sure to suggest and vote for it in our monthly contest!