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Macromedia ColdFusion MX 6.1 Increases Performance, Simplifies Installation and Migration

Macromedia ColdFusion MX 6.1 Increases Performance, Simplifies Installation and Migration

(August 5, 2003) - Macromedia has announced the immediate availability of Macromedia® ColdFusion® MX 6.1, which extends the product's unmatched ability to deliver speed, savings, and standards to Web application development. Customers including Casio, Nissan, Sandals and Beaches resorts, and UCLA are among the thousands of organizations using Macromedia ColdFusion MX to deliver their critical applications.

Performance benchmarks of Macromedia ColdFusion MX 6.1 demonstrate runtime improvements of up to 172 percent over ColdFusion 5, which translates into a better end-user experience and reduced infrastructure costs over time. In addition, dynamic e-mail generation has been dramatically enhanced, enabling users to deliver messages more than 50 times faster than with previous releases.

ColdFusion MX 6.1, previously code-named "Red Sky," is also easier to use and administer, with increased backward compatibility, improved installation and configuration tools, and updated Windows, Solaris, and Linux OS version support. ColdFusion MX 6.1 also includes a new offering of bundled installation support, providing customers with direct access to expert technical assistance.

The ColdFusion MX editions have been streamlined as part of this update, so users can more easily select the option that fits their needs. ColdFusion MX 6.1 is available in both an Enterprise and Standard edition.

  • ColdFusion MX Enterprise can be deployed as a standalone server, on the bundled version of Macromedia JRun, or on third-party application servers such as IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic, or Sun ONE.
  • The entry-level edition has been renamed ColdFusion MX Standard and is targeted for organizations building basic Websites and small to medium-sized applications.

    Macromedia ColdFusion MX 6.1 is available now. For more information, visit www.macromedia.com/go/cfmx/.

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