ColdFusion licensing for Docker and other containers
Did you know there are CF Docker images? Have you wondered what were the licensing implications for using them?
You may know that Adobe offers Docker images for CF and related CF services, for CF2018 and CF2016 currently. But have you wondered what the licensing is, to run such containers in production?
Using them for development is free, of course, per typical Developer edition licensing.
The licensing for production container deployment varies between Standard and Enterprise editions, as indicated in the FAQ pages for each edition.
For ColdFusion Enterprise, the licensing is as follows (from https://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/enterprise/faq.html):
ColdFusion Enterprise Edition allows a maximum of eight containers to be used for every Enterprise license, provided the underlying instance is licensed as per the ColdFusion End User Licensing Agreement (EULA).
For ColdFusion Standard, the licensing is as follows (from https://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/standard/faq.html):
With ColdFusion Standard Edition, every containerized deployment needs to be licensed as per the ColdFusion End User Licensing Agreement (EULA). For instance, if ColdFusion is being deployed on two containers on a single VM instance, then both containers running ColdFusion will have to be licensed separately as per the ColdFusion EULA based on that VM instance being used.