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Status/Resolution/Reason: Needs Review//

Reporter/Name(from Bugbase): Christopher Tierney / Christopher Tierney (Christopher Tierney)

Created: 02/19/2016

Components: General Server

Versions: 2016

Failure Type: Enhancement Request

Found In Build/Fixed In Build: CF2016_Final /

Priority/Frequency: Trivial / Unknown

Locale/System: English / Windows 10 64 bit

Vote Count: 1

The current licensing model requires companies to purchase hardware or configure VM guests around the ColdFusion product purchased.

For example, ColdFusion 2016 standard requires that you have a maximum or two cores before purchasing another license. You can not even find an Enterprise class two-core server in today's market. This means you'd be required to have a VM to downgrade the available cores.

Enterprise is just as bad as most CPU's have a minimum of 8 cores per CPU.

If Adobe wants to stick with that model, it should limit the core usage. Not the other way around. But honestly this is an outdated model anyway. Enterprise licenses should be able to use unlimited cores at current pricing models.

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Watson Bug ID:	4119922

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I'll just note that Microsoft is going to an entirely core-based license (2 cores per license} for enterprise products such as Windows Server and SQL Server. But if Adobe is mimicking that approach, you have to adjust the unit costs for licensing so that customers are not faced with 100% or more increases.
Comment by External U.
4581 | February 22, 2016 05:48:19 PM GMT