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Solace Systems releases V5.0 of SolOS

First Published 16th June 2010

Solace Systems announces release of V5.0 of SolOS, specialized firmware for Solace message and content routers

Shawn McAllister, CTO,Solace: "Traditional software middleware has developed the reputation of being fragile and difficult to manage when it grows beyond even the simplest deployments."

Solace Systems has announced the release of V5.0 of SolOS, the specialized firmware used to control and manage Solace message and content routers. This release includes many new features and optimizations that aim to provide additional benefits to its hardware-based platform as compared to software alternatives. The release features several messaging firsts, virtually all of which were suggested by customers in various stages of deployment on Solace's platform.


* Message eliding is a new concept for messaging systems, offering rate control for message streams where multiple updates to a single topic can be consolidated into only the most recent update.

* Solace router virtualization enables administrators to split one physical Solace deployment into as many as 500 virtual instances, each with separate security and operational characteristics.

* Plug-and-play routing of message networks as installations grow.

"Traditional software middleware has developed the reputation of being fragile and difficult to manage when it grows beyond even the simplest deployments," said Shawn McAllister, Solace's CTO. "At Solace, we constantly aim to provide a middleware experience more like operating network equipment than the complex software and server deployments in use today - just rack it and run it - we deal with the complexity in R&D."

The addition of these new features lowers application development time and enables faster time to production. This means lower costs and reduced risk for middleware operations teams.

"Trading firms need to be thinking about agility long-term," said Adam Honore, Research Director at Aite Group. "Planning for new asset classes, new geographies, new trading venues, and new data types requires firms to look forward at their needs surrounding distributing disparate data and conserving rack space for colocation."