Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a complete set of infrastructure and application services that enable you to run virtually everything in the cloud: from enterprise applications and big data projects to social games and mobile apps. The benefits include low upfront costs, the ability to scale on demand, and more. And now ColdFusion 10 for AWS is available offering ColdFusion users faster time to market, lower costs, and greater scalability.

The ColdFusion AMI (ColdFusion Enterprise Amazon Machine Image) is purchased hourly, $0.15/hour for a large instance and $0.30/hour for an x-large instance. It is available on both Windows 2008 R2 and Ubuntu 12.0.4.

15 thoughts

  1. Woo hoo ! That works out at around (0.15 * 24 * 365) = $1,300 a year, which is extremely competitive compared to buying an enterprise licence yourself.
    Qudos to the team at Adobe !

  2. This is exciting news, and a long time coming. Kudos to the team (both technical and business0 for making this happen. I also hope Adobe will work on a Standard edition AMI for startups so we can bootstrap prototypical projects quickly.

  3. What does the phrase, "Pay only for the cloud resources used" mean in relationship to the $0.15/hr price tag?

  4. Dave, AWS pricing is usage based, and the prices posted here are the starting point. As you add features or utilize more services or bandwidth, the usage price goes up. Click on the product links and you’ll see Amazon pricing.
    — Ben

  5. I tried to explore this a few months ago, but is it possible to connect ColdFusion to an AWS:RDS Database instance? Being able to spin up a Windows/Coldfusion/SQL Server instance quickly would be pretty helpful, but I don’t have a lot of use for it if it can’t connect to a database.

  6. Ben, to Phil’s point, it would be great if Adobe came out with beginner videos on how to get a CF10 AMI up and running connected to an instance of Amazon’s RDS (database service) either MSSQL or MySQL. Sort of the traditional hosting setup, but all up and running on Amazon. I think that would significantly help those exploring the Amazon AMI option.

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