San Francisco, California -April 30, 2001-Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR) today announced ColdFusion Server 5, the latest version of the industry-leading Web application server. Macromedia ColdFusion 5, added to the Macromedia product family after its recent merger with Allaire, empowers Web developers with a highly productive solution for building and delivering the next generation of Web applications. This major new release reinforces Macromedia's commitment to the ColdFusion community and furthers the company's strategy to give Web professionals an approachable, cost-effective way to efficiently develop dynamic content and applications.
"Macromedia is dedicated to providing Web professionals with the best possible solutions for creating dynamic, interactive user experiences on the Web," said Kevin Lynch, president of Macromedia products. "ColdFusion 5 delivers on this with powerful new features that will meet the needs of experienced ColdFusion developers, and empower Web professionals to more easily move from static to dynamic Web sites."
ColdFusion 5 offers major enhancements in development, administration, and performance. A new integrated charting engine, advanced full text searching, and new language features enable faster development of business applications. Extensive new administrative tools reduce the time and costs for moving from development to production. ColdFusion 5 also delivers a significant performance increase - running some applications as much as three times faster than ColdFusion 4.5. For complete details on features in ColdFusion 5, visit http://www.macromedia.com/software/coldfusion/.
"We use ColdFusion extensively on crayola.com to meet our needs for rapid Web application development. The new release has a number of features, such as query of queries and application deployment services, that will make our development more productive and deployment easier," said Justin Knecht, Internet manager for Binney & Smith, one of the thousands of customers to participate in the largest beta program in the product's history. "We've also seen very strong performance increases for existing applications that have been migrated to ColdFusion Server 5."
In the new market climate, the number one priority among CIOs' Internet investments is controlling costs (Source: AMR Research, 2001). ColdFusion 5 responds to this priority by integrating capabilities normally found in multiple server products into a single, highly productive and cost effective development solution.
The ColdFusion Server 5 professional editions for Windows and Linux, as well as the enterprise editions for Windows and HP-UX are scheduled for release in June. The ColdFusion Server 5 enterprise editions for Solaris and Linux are scheduled for release in August. ColdFusion Server 5 is available directly from Macromedia and distributors and resellers worldwide. ColdFusion Server 5 will be available in two major editions: Professional Edition for $1,295 per server; Enterprise Edition for $4,995 per server.
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