In addition to supporting high performance applications like trading platforms, online gaming systems and real-time big data environments, many of our customers use our message routers to make enterprise messaging available “as a service” to scores of applications throughout their business. Doing so helps them reduce the cost and complexity of their infrastructure while making it more robust and easier to manage. More of these clients have been asking one particular question lately: “I like this messaging as a service platform, but what about my existing IBM infrastructure – how can you help me with that?” Good question!
I’ve also been engaged with several clients who want to upgrade their messaging fabric as part of moving their ESB to open source products like Mule ESB and JBOSS Fuse, or add Big Data analytics to their architecture. These clients had similar questions as to how to integrate their existing IBM WebSphere infrastructure with these new systems.
To address these challenges, we set our sights on enabling seamless integration with key WebSphere components, and today I’m proud to announce that we’ve achieved that goal.
With the latest version of our firmware, Solace appliances can now integrate directly with DataPower appliances, WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and IBM Integration Broker (IIB), and indirectly with WebSphere MQ and CICS and IMS applications on the mainframe. This means clients can modernize the transport for their existing WebSphere applications and integrate new technologies into their architecture to address new challenges.