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

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Solace has just released VMR 7.2.2. We’ve had many people looking to use the VMR in Microsoft Hyper-V, so we’ve added Hyper-V to the list of virtualization environments that the VMR can be deployed in. You can download that package or any other at http://dev.solace.com/downloads.

This new version also brings the eliding feature to the VMR. Eliding means “to leave out or omit.” In context of messaging, eliding lets you set the maximum rate at which the router will deliver messages to applications. Publishers can send at whatever message rate they like. But consumers using eliding will have the message stream limited to the rate they desire, while still making sure that any message they receive will be the most recent message published on the topic . Eliding can be valuable when applications are connecting over expensive or low-bandwidth links, and do not need to see every message published on a topic, only the latest one.

Steve Buchko

Steve Buchko is Solace’s VP of Product Management, leading a team that works closely with our customers, CTO, and our engineers to define Solace’s product roadmap and direction. Steve was one of our first product architects, and continues to head Solace’s product architecture team, translating the customer requirements into a robust product design.

Prior to joining Solace, Steve had a long career at Newbridge Networks (later Alcatel Canada), where his roles included product manager, product architect, and software team manager. He was responsible for the definition and development of IP routing and ATM switching features across a variety of Newbridge products. Steve was a regular attendee at the IETF, and is co-inventor of several patents in the telecommunications and networking space.