WeDeploy was a consumer-oriented web deployment platform, similar to Vercel, started by a group of Liferay engineers to explore the cloud services market.
I joined WeDeploy as an intern in early 2018 and soon became a full-time engineer on the project. We built WeDeploy into a powerful platform for deploying and running web applications in the cloud with plug-n-play microservices for things like auth and data storage.
It soon became clear that WeDeploy was capable of running Liferay DXP projects in the cloud. This was an opportunity for Liferay to move into the cloud market, so we pivoted and transformed WeDeploy into DXP Cloud, a full-featured enterprise PaaS for Liferay DXP.
DXP Cloud has been rapidly successful, helping earn Liferay DXP recognition as an industry leader on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms.