ColdFusion 9 And Cloud Computing

During the CFUnited keynote this morning, we announced plans to support ColdFusion 9 in cloud computing deployments. Not a lot of details were given, and pricing was not discussed, but this is what we did say:

  • The current CPU based ColdFusion licensing, including no restriction on instances or virtual servers, remains as is in ColdFusion 9.
  • In addition, ColdFusion will introduce new licensing options for cloud environments, where there is no per CPU model. ColdFusion Standard will allow a single cloud instance, and ColdFusion Enterprise will allow up to 10 cloud instances.
  • Split licenses won't be allowed, so no ColdFusion Enterprise running on 1 CPU and 5 cloud instances, sorry.
  • We do plan to support Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) specifically by creating ready-to-use Amazon Machine Images (AMIs).
More details to follow.

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Comments (13)

  • Garth Braithwaite

    thanks. Now if only we could get it on Google App Engine

  • _mark

    CF9 + FB4 = ADOBE WIN :) .. i'm hoping.

    #2Posted by _mark | Aug 12, 2009, 07:04 PM
  • David McGuigan

    This is a fantastic move! Way to go Adobe. Although I think that giving Standard 2 instances instead of 1 and opening up some limited clustering options for the Standard license would be a smart sidearm to it. Being able to explain that the entry-level ColdFusion server supports basic redundancy and load-balancing would be a great evangelism tool, as well as get more non-enterprise developers into the exploration of the enterprise features.

    #3Posted by David McGuigan | Aug 12, 2009, 10:28 PM
  • Jedt Sitthidumrong

    Thank you Ben.
    I'm sure that CF9 will be a great release ever. Cloud is the way to go. So, the licensing should be allow 'non-enterprise' user to have more option/features also. loadbalancing and 2 instances for cloud like David said should be a big add on for beginner.

  • brian

    +1 for 2 instance clustering on standard

    #5Posted by brian | Aug 13, 2009, 04:48 AM
  • Rich Kroll

    +1 for an additional instance for standard.

    #6Posted by Rich Kroll | Aug 13, 2009, 09:36 AM
  • Brock Baxter

    Thanks for the info Ben!

    Once again we've gotta be proud. Adobe hit this one OUT OF THE PARK. CloudComputing? Bolt? FlexBuilder 4? It's so great to be part of such a cutting edge community. Reallylooking forward to C9!!

    GO GO GO!!!

    #7Posted by Brock Baxter | Aug 13, 2009, 10:25 AM
  • Adrian J. Moreno

    What about lower pricing for non-production environments? i.e. Integrated development, QA or staging environments?

  • Ben Forta

    I think that the licensing is pretty final. Still, I'll pass these comment along.

    --- Ben

    #9Posted by Ben Forta | Aug 14, 2009, 12:10 AM
  • Michael van Leest

    Any news on the availability of the CF9 cloud licenses and AMI's??

  • Jerry Hamby

    So what's happening now with CF9 and the Cloud?

    #11Posted by Jerry Hamby | May 28, 2010, 03:49 PM
  • Alison Huselid

    CF9 currently supports cloud deployments. With CF9 we updated the EULA to allow you to take your traditional serial number to any cloud vendor you choose (including AWS). With CF9 Standard you are entitled to install one cloud based instance(or AMI) and with CF9 Enterprise you are entitled to 10 cloud based instances. Also, these instances are in addition to using your serial number on your traditional install of 2 CPUs.

    #12Posted by Alison Huselid | Jun 2, 2010, 10:10 AM
  • Bob Klaas

    Do you have any updated information on the ColdFusion AMI become available? I'm stoked to hear that Adobe is moving forward with Amazon EC2. I can't wait until its ready to rock n roll.

    #13Posted by Bob Klaas | Jul 12, 2011, 09:22 PM