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VMR Now Available in AWS Marketplace

The Solace Virtual Message Router Community Edition is now available for free in the AWS Marketplace as a 1-Click Launch. The Solace Virtual Message Router lets you move data between applications, user interfaces and IoT devices using all kinds of message exchange patterns, qualities of service and APIs/protocols.

The VMR Community Edition is a fully functional version of the VMR supporting the same performance and messaging capabilities as the VMR Enterprise Edition, including support for open APIs and standard protocols including AMQP, JMS, MQTT, REST and WebSocket.  The VMR Community Edition provides an excellent platform for evaluation, development and test purposes, and you can even run it as a production system if you don’t require built-in high availability and disaster recovery functionality.… Read the rest

Solace Available via AWS Quick Start

This week AWS announced the release of an AWS Quick Start for the Solace VMR.   The VMR is a software message router that is fully compatible with the Solace message appliance and Solace SDKs, as well as open source AMQP, JMS, MQTT, REST and WebSocket.   The VMR provides message-oriented middleware with class-leading reliability, performance, scale and robustness.

This AWS Quick Start is one of their “automated gold-standard deployments” which shows how to create a fully integrated production deployment of a Solace VMR high availability cluster.  Solace has had multi-cloud offerings for some time, but this Quick Start allows you to more quickly and easily deploy a fully configured HA cluster. We worked with AWS architects to develop and validate this deployment in an optimized configuration that eliminates the need to worry about the details and mechanics of configuring the cluster yourself.

Solace will continue to work with cloud providers to provide simple but complete deployments to make our multi-cloud offerings even easier to deploy and start working with in minutes. … Read the rest

FPGAs and Cyclical Fashion Trends

I saw a headline in the Wall Street Journal speculating that the several year trend towards men wearing beards was coming to an end.  Like all shifts in fashion, nobody can say for sure what causes a trend to turn, but I hypothesize it might have been this photo.

In the world of computing, the rise of the cloud has left little oxygen in the press for anything other than the storyline that Amazon, Microsoft and Google (the tech fashionistas) have decided cheap servers running Linux are the answer to every computing problem. When one unit of compute isn’t enough, you write your software to split the workload two ways, or four, or eight, or a thousand. If you find that hard, too bad, hire smarter people like Google and Amazon.

Horizontal scale on cheap CPUs became a religion, and anything that didn’t look like AWS EC2 was like telling the girlfriend who bought you a flannel shirt for your birthday, “sorry, I don’t want to grow a beard”.… Read the rest

Solace VMR Available in Amazon Web Services Cloud

Following the release of the Solace VMR Enterprise Edition, we are happy to announce the availability of our VMR in the Amazon Web Services cloud.  The availability of AWS native AMIs will make it much easier for developers to get up and running in the AWS public cloud.  For those who want to try out the VMR, the Evaluation Edition has been available for anonymous, free download for an evaluation trial for some time.  That same flexibility is now available natively to all AWS users.  Direct instance launch links are available in downloads that will allow anyone with an AWS account to get an instance of the VMR up and running in the AWS Cloud in minutes.  Here are detailed instructions on how to launch the VMR in AWS.

Solace is ready to support the migration to the cloud.  Existing VMR customers will have access to a native AMI of the VMR Enterprise Edition enabling them to host production applications that use Solace technology in AWS.  … Read the rest