Entries by Queenie Tse

Solace CIO Think Tank 2017 – Exchanging Ideas with CIOs in India

In an increasingly digital world, the effective movement of data across multiple platforms, applications and devices is the key to success and increased productivity for any enterprise. Solace ran its first CIO Think Tank event in Mumbai on April 20, 2017. The focus of this conclave was discussing how accelerating information flow within the extended enterprise can enable digital transformation, and sharing some real world journeys of enterprises on this path.

We were excited that Mr Jordan Reeves, Consul General for High Commission of Canada in Mumbai welcomed attendees with opening remarks. Our global head of systems engineering, Sumeet Puri presented the innovative concept of Digital Data River, which is  an event streaming and big data backbone deployed for hybrid cloud spanning multiple clouds and datacenters in a WAN optimized and lossless manner. You can watch a recorded version of the same presentation on-demand webinar here.

Sumeet also discussed event-driven architectures and how data movement patterns vary across such architectures as well as shared various use cases.… Read the rest

Recap of April 2017 Hong Kong User Group Meeting

On April 12, 2017, over 50 Solace users came together at the Head Office of HSBC in Hong Kong to learn about the latest developments with Solace’s technology and hear fellow customers describe their implementation of Solace technology.

Our CEO Craig Betts attended the meeting and shared our corporate direction. After Craig spoke, Philip Miller of HSBC described a multi-year IT transformation and modernization initiative they’ve been working on, which includes the integration of a new data distribution facility. Then, Damian Lum of Hong Kong Jockey Club described how HKJC uses Solace in their architecture, and explained why data movement infrastructure is such an important part of their transformation efforts to enable digital and be a data-driven enterprise.

Finally, our head of systems engineering Sumeet Puri delivered a compelling presentation about how a “data river” can get information flowing across big data, cloud, digital and IoT initiatives:
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We wrapped up the agenda by asking attendees to participate in a fun demonstration of our Pivotal Cloud Foundry capabilities — a simple connected car scenario in which each of them used a smartphone app to placed a car on a map, and then give themselves flat tires or other faults which would appear both on the map and in a tracking dashboard in real-time.… Read the rest

Talking Open Data Movement with Tokyo Press & Analysts

On February 16, we welcomed industry analysts and members of the local media to a discussion at the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo. Arun Alexander, the Commercial Minister of the Embassy of Canada, introduced Solace as an innovative Canadian technology company that has made contributions in the area of data movement and serves clients around the world. Solace’s RVP of Asia Kent Nash gave attendees an overview of our history and strategic direction as a company, specifically in the Asian market.

Solace technology guru Sumeet Puri explained what open data movement is, described how our technology enables it, and illustrated through customer case studies how it empowers today’s key initiatives like big data, cloud migration, digital transformation, smart city and the Internet of Things.

Special guest speaker Professor Takafumi Hayashi of Niigata University explained the idea of a “digital data river” and how it can be used to drive IoT and Big Data initiatives.… Read the rest