Entries by Steve Buchko

Introducing SolOS 7.2.2: New SEMP and So Much More

On Monday Solace released SolOS Version 7.2.2 for our hardware appliances. This release doubles the number of topics that can be stored by SolCache, doubles the number of access control list (ACL) rules that can be configured on the appliance, and enhances dead-message-queue (DMQ) functionality so that any queue on the router can now be designated as a DMQ.

But that great stuff isn’t even the biggest news about the release. What we’re really excited about is the introduction of version 2 of Solace Element Management Protocol, aka SEMPv2.  With SolOS Version 7.2.2 we’ve brought you the SEMP v2 objects you will need to perform the most common day-to-day message VPN configuration tasks on your routers. It’s our very first release, so we have a few more VPN level objects that we still need to implement, but those remaining objects will be coming soon. And we aren’t stopping there, subsequent SolOS releases will allow you to monitor the router using SEMPv2 and even complete the initial one-time commissioning operations that you go through when installing an appliance.… Read the rest

Solace Virtual Message Router (VMR) Release 7.2

Editor’s noteWe’ve renamed our product suite. The VMR is now referred to as Solace PubSub+. See our products page for more information.


Today we’re introducing Release 7.2 of the VMR. It’s a big step forward for the VMR in features, performance, and scaling.

One of our major goals for this new version of the VMR was to rev up performance. With R7.2, our benchmarks indicate that the VMR is two to five times faster than the other commonly used software message brokers. We’ve tested it under a wide range of conditions including diverse message sizes and distribution patterns. You can find all of our latest performance numbers here. We invite you to test it for yourself and let us know what you find. We think you’ll agree that the new VMR screams for all kinds of workloads.

We also know that for many of our customers, it is important that their applications work exactly the same whether they are connecting to a VMR or to a Solace messaging appliance.… Read the rest

Introducing the VMR Community Edition

Editor’s noteWe’ve renamed our product suite. The VMR is now referred to as Solace PubSub+. See our products page for more information.


Today we announced an exciting new version of our Virtual Message Router – the “Community Edition.”

In case you don’t already know and love our VMR, it’s a message broker that runs on general purpose processors or in the cloud. The VMR Enterprise Edition supports your favorite message exchange patterns, qualities of service, open APIs/protocols, and deployment environments – from public and private clouds to virtual machines. And it’s fast: with the V7.2 release all versions of the VMR benchmark at 2-5 times as fast (often even more) as your other choices for message brokering.

This new VMR Community Edition is just as fast and offers all the same features: cloud deployment, JMS, MQTT, REST, guaranteed delivery, unified API and administration, the works! Whatever your favorite Solace messaging feature might be, we haven’t left anything out.… Read the rest