As was announced at CFUnited and Adobe Max, ColdFusion 9’s license has changed to allow deployments into the cloud. Adobe also has a private beta of ColdFusion 9 specifically for Amazon EC2. When fully tested and released, this will allow users to deploy a full version of ColdFusion 9 via Amazon’s EC2.
I am personally very excited about this, as Alagad has been deploying virtually all of our ColdFusion applications into EC2 for a while now. I’ve been happy with the power, flexibility and robustness of EC2. Combine that with a ColdFusion AMI and deploying a new instance of ColdFusion becomes almost painfully easy.
I’m also excited because this has garnered a bit of press attention. In particular, I am so excited to see a mention of Alagad in eWeek. Here are some good links on the topic:
- eWeek: Adobe Eyes the Cloud with ColdFusion 9 – My favorite of the coverage.
- Reuters: Alagad Collaborates with Adobe to Deliver ColdFusion in the Cloud This is Alagad’s press release verbatim.
- Fusion Authority: Doug Hughes on ColdFusion and the Cloud – This is a video interview of me at CFUnited this year.
My favorite quote out of all of this is “Alagad’s knowledge of ColdFusion and the EC2 platform was a significant benefit as we developed our cloud-based strategy,” said Adam Lehman, product manager of ColdFusion at Adobe, in a statement. “This collaboration has helped us deliver ColdFusion 9 in the cloud, which offers the same benefits as an on-premises ColdFusion solution, while reducing investment in IT capital and time.”
Thanks for the kind words, Adam, and congratulations on releasing ColdFusion 9.