I had the pleasure of speaking to a user group in Washington, DC last night. Attendance was great, and the crowd was interactive and enthusiastic (as per usual in DC). I polled the group: about a half were using CFMX, just under a half were using CF5, and a few were still using CF4.x. Only 1 attendee was running CF on top of a J2EE server, and only three attendees has J2EE servers in their organizations.
I presented ColdFusion MX for J2EE and discussed (and demoed) the ability to run multiple CF instances on the same box (without needing to buy lots of CF licenses). The response was great, and the problem and solution seemed to resonate.
And when I was done I polled the group again and asked “how many of you could see yourselves upgrading to ColdFusion MX for J2EE if for nothing else than to have this feature?”. Over half the hands went up. Yeah!

3 thoughts

  1. Ben, I obviously wasn’t at your presentation. I wish I had been. Anyway, how do you see the multiple instances of the J2EE Coldfusion stacking up against the IIS professional version. Will the multiple instances share the same Application scope which you mentioned in a previous blog about the iis version, or are the scopes completely seperate. Also, how many instances do you think would be acceptable?

  2. No, each instance is a seperate CF install, nothing is shared. As to how many instances are acceptable, well, that depends on system resources and acceptable response time.

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