After several weeks of hard work, Ortus Solutions is proud to release its Lucee CFML Hardened AMI. Ortus long saw the need to bring Lucee CFML servers to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Now, users will have a server up and running in seconds without going through configuration hell. As innovation and modernization are key pillars for Ortus, the team decided to provide a smoother and secure experience for developers and devops alike.

Is it for me?

There are many people still running legacy applications who see a need to upgrade for security purposes or modernization reasons. It makes sense to remove your servers from on premises providers and move to the cloud. If customization on the AMI image is what you’re looking for, then this is for you.

Additional Resources

Ortus will provide an educational video and a book which will walk users through installing an EC2 instance from an Ortus AMI with Ubuntu, Tomcat an Nginx load-balanced Lucee application server from the AWS marketplace. In regards to pricing, every instance will be $.30 cents an hour. 

Next Steps

This is the first cloud server we implement. More are coming: 

  • Windows versions
  • CommandBox only versions
  • ContentBox versions
  • Developer Workstation Versions


AWS is also the first stepping ground in terms of cloud providers, in the coming months, Ortus will work on Azure, Google Cloud, and Digital Ocean.