Harris is $5 billion international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Harris Corporation is using Solace to enable the distribution of mission critical data as part of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R Series (GOES-R) program. Developed jointly by NASA and NOAA, the project will improve the detection and observation of weather, thereby leading to better and more accurate forecasts. The first launch of a GOES-R series satellite is scheduled for 2015. Harris chose Solace after an extensive evaluation in which Solace was shown to offer superior messaging throughput, latency and fault tolerance. They also valued the fact that Solace’s appliance-based solution would be easier to deploy and integrate with other systems than a conventional software solution.