Macromedia Launches ColdFusion Server v5

By Amy Newman (Send Email)
Posted Jun 11, 2001


Macromedia, Inc. Monday unveiled ColdFusion Server 5.

This latest version of the popular app server offers enhancements to ColdFusion's development, administration, and performance features.

Macromedia, Inc. Monday unveiled ColdFusion Server 5.

An integrated charting engine, advanced full-text searching, and new language features enable faster development of business applications. New administrative tools reduce the time and costs for deploying and managing ColdFusion applications. The server also delivers a significant performance increase, with some applications running as much as three times faster than on the previous version.

"ColdFusion Server 5 provides the most approachable and cost-effective solution for creating interactive user experiences on the Web," said Adam Berrey, vice president, ColdFusion business, Macromedia.

"By focusing on the key developer requirements -- increased productivity, simplified management, and enhanced performance -- ColdFusion 5 enables customers and partners to build and deliver the next generation of Web applications," Berrey added.

Version 5 of ColdFusion is available in a variety of flavors: ColdFusion Server 5, Enterprise Edition for Windows; ColdFusion Server 5, Enterprise Edition for HP-UX; ColdFusion Server 5, Professional Edition for Windows; and ColdFusion Server 5, Professional Edition for Linux.

Solaris and Linux versions of Enterprise Edition are scheduled for release in August.

Professional Edition is priced at $1,295 per server, and Enterprise Edition is priced at $4,995 per server. Upgrades, two-year subscriptions, and volume licensing are available for all editions.

All versions are available for purchase directly from the vendor or from any of Macromedia's distributors or resellers. A free 30-day evaluation version is also available for download at http://www.macromedia.com/software/coldfusion/resources/.


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