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.

13 thoughts

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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