Solace Messaging for Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Solace Messaging for PCF enables developers to take advantage of the leading multi-cloud, multi-protocol messaging solution which makes application inter-connectivity easy and makes production applications scalable, robust, high-performant, and easy to manage.

Solace Messaging was designed to be deployed across all your IT environments including your non-cloud datacenter, all leading public clouds (AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform) and the popular Platform as a Service, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, in order to provide a uniform messaging fabric for all your applications and to connect all your applications no matter where they are deployed.

Solace environments

Solace Messaging supports all kinds of messaging APIs, QoS, and data streaming as part of one platform across all clouds in a high performance, WAN optimized, easy to manage solution. It’s easily deployed in your public and private cloud environments and forms the perfect backbone for single or multi-cloud messaging support of your cloud native micro-services, IoT, big data capture, and next generation digital applications.

Solace Messaging for PCF provides plans for both shared message router instances for cost-effective development as well as a variety of plans for dedicated message routers of varying performance, scale, and high-availability. Together they meet the requirements for a range of robust test and production deployments.

One of the key strengths of Solace Messaging is its support for many different open transports and protocols, making Solace message routers ideal data distribution platforms to connect to any application.

Solace overview

Getting Started

In addition to the documentation here, there is also a wealth of information on the Solace Developer Portal.

Cloud Operators

For cloud operators, the following section shows you how to install and configure Solace Messaging for PCF in your environments.

Developers

For developers, there are a few resources to help you easily get started with Solace Messaging for PCF. Within this documentation, see the following sections:

There is also simple sample code which shows you how to easily connect to a Solace Messaging Service Instance:

PCF Marketplace Plans

Solace Messaging currently offers the following plans to meet the needs of applications.

Service Plan Description
Shared A single Message VPN in a shared Solace Message Router. Useful for light traffic and development. This plan is fully featured but does have a time limited 90-day evaluation period.
Large A single message VPN on a dedicated Solace Message Router. This plan is fully featured but does have a time limited 90-day evaluation period.
Community A single message VPN on a dedicated Solace Message Router. The plan does not have a time limit but is limited by the features available on the Community Edition VMR.
Medium-HA A single message VPN implemented across 3 medium Solace Message Routers in a highly available configuration. This plan is fully featured but does have a time limited 90-day evaluation period.
Large-HA A single message VPN implemented across 3 large Solace Message Routers in a highly available configuration. This plan is fully featured but does have a time limited 90-day evaluation period.

Solace Messaging Features

In addition to easy and natural APIs for your applications, Solace Messaging supports the following key features:

Architecture

Solace Messaging is a Managed Service. The tile deploys the Virtual Message Routers onto PCF’s IaaS. The Solace Messaging tile registers a service broker with PCF and exposes its service plans in the PCF Marketplace. The following diagram provides an overview of the product architecture of Solace Messaging for PCF.

Deployment overview

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about Solace Messaging for PCF.

Element Details
Version v1.0.1
Release date May 10, 2017
Solace Virtual Message Router version v8.2.0.x
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) v1.8.x, v1.9.x, v1.10.x
Compatible Elastic Runtime version(s) v1.8.x, v1.9.x, v1.10.x
IaaS support AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, and vSphere
IPsec support? Yes

Current Limitations

This version of Solace Messaging for PCF currently has the following limitations:

  • No support for client certificate-based authentication
  • No support for LDAP and RADIUS-based authentication
  • All persistent messages are lost during a tile upgrade

Feedback

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