ColdFusion 10 on Cloud is an initiative to help customers leverage ColdFusion as a scalable service via Amazon Web Services (AWS). A preinstalled version of ColdFusion 10 will be made available as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) via AWS. For more information on AMIs, see https://aws.amazon.com/amis/.
Using ColdFusion 10 on Cloud lets you obtain a flexible, secure, and cost-effective infrastructure for your ColdFusion installation. It also ensures that the infrastructure for managing your business applications is handled by AWS. Therefore, it allows you to invest and focus more on core competencies of your line of business.
On AWS, ColdFusion is available as Windows and Ubuntu AMIs. For the Windows AMI, ColdFusion is configured on Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 and with IIS (Internet Information Services) as an external web server. The Ubuntu AMI is configured on Ubuntu 12.0.4 and with Apache 2.2.4 as an external web server. Both Windows and Ubuntu AMIs are configured to work with the MySQL 5.5.x database server. ColdFusion 10 AMI is packaged with JRE 1.7.0_15.
ColdFusion AMIs are available for Large and Extra-large instance types of AWS. On using an instance type other than Large and Extra-large, developer edition of ColdFusion 10 is installed.
Important: ColdFusion 10 on Cloud has ColdFusion 10 Update 7 pre-installed. However, it is recommended that you install the latest hot fix updates before usage.
For more information about the offering, see this article.