Note: In September 2019, Pivotal changed the name of Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) to Pivotal Platform.

Today we’ve released the latest version of our Solace Messaging for PCF tile.  Version 1.2.0 is generally available as part of the Pivotal Network.  The tile allows app developers to use Solace messaging in any Pivotal Cloud Foundry deployment.  The Solace tile has been Generally Available for several months, however, this new release introduces support for many new features, as well as the first VMR Enterprise Edition of the tile for deploying Solace Messaging in Production environments.

The highlights of this release include:

  • AMQP 1.0 (Advanced Message Queuing Protocol) GA support
    This Enterprise grade, open and standard protocol helps organizations avoid vendor lock-in, and maintain flexibility in their distributed application infrastructure.  Solace’s implementation is compatible with a variety of available open source AMQP APIs.
  • An Alpha version of the new WebUI administration console
    This provides access to an extremely easy to use browser based interface for managing a solace-messaging service instance.
  • The latest release of the Solace VMR (8.6.0) with all its features and performance improvements since VMR release 8.3.0 was delivered with v1.1.0 of the Solace PCF tile. (2018 update: the VMR is now referred to as Solace PubSub+).

Per the previous version of the PCF Tile format, developers can follow the simple installation instructions and have Solace Messaging installed and available to work with in just a few minutes.  You can learn all about the Solace PCF tile in the Pivotal partner docs site.

The next version of the PCF Tile which is targeted to be released in a couple of months from now, will introduce support for in-service software upgrades of the Solace tile.  This is clearly a very important feature for Enterprise grade production deployments to avoid any downtime or message loss during upgrades of your solace-message services.   It’ll again also include new messaging features and enhancements that we’ll pick up with the latest version of our Solace VMR.   Stay tuned as there’s more to come!

Darryl MacRae

Darryl MacRae is a senior product manager at Solace.

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