Solace Systems provides messaging middleware solutions that let companies efficiently distribute data to desktop, enterprise and mobile applications with higher performance and at lower cost than alternatives. The foundation of Solace’s solution is a turnkey appliance that’s available in two sizes to meet the needs of a wide range of businesses. Solace has been successfully deployed by customers in financial services, energy, government, internet services, telecom, transportation and logistics.
Reduce the cost and complexity of information distribution.
- Solace products replace conventional software-on-server solutions at a ratio of 15 or more to 1, reducing architectural complexity, resource consumption and operating expenses.
- Solace products deliver a consistent out-of-the-box experience that costs less to deploy and operate, thanks in part to a smaller and therefore more environmentally-friendly “green” footprint.
Accelerate information distribution even in the face of increasing volume and volatility.
- By eliminating the performance constraints of operating systems and general-purpose servers, Solace supports high throughput and low latency.
- Eliminating software from the datapath enables Solace products to offer performance that’s consistent and predictable even in the most demanding circumstances.
Solace Systems, Inc. was founded in 2001 with the goal of applying proven networking techniques to the technology areas of messaging middleware and content distribution. Solace was established in Ottawa, Canada, known as a center of innovation in the areas of networking and telecommunications. Its location has been instrumental in building an outstanding team of engineers and executives with expertise in this area, from companies like Alcatel, Cabletron, Cisco, Newbridge Networks and Equant. The company has also attracted numerous employees with backgrounds at financial services leaders such as Goldman Sachs, Reuters and TIBCO Software. After its initial R&D effort, Solace signed its first beta customer in 2004 and was shipping units for production deployment by 2005.
Solace has over 100 employees and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with offices around the world. Solace has a rapidly growing customer base that includes companies such as Barclays, Department of Homeland Security DNDO, eBay, London Stock Exchange and Myspace. Solace is backed by a set of committed, long-term investors that share a track record of selecting and supporting innovative companies that deliver significant customer value and become leaders in their field.
Today the driving force behind IT activity and innovation is the burgeoning volume of information being shared and stored across distributed networks. It’s the common thread between the participation and content contribution of users brought on by Web 2.0, the prevalence of automated rules-based trades and transactions, and the increasingly distributed nature of cloud computing. As these data volumes continue to grow, expectations in the area of availability and timeliness are simultaneously going up.
Special purpose hardware has been the end game for virtually all computing-intensive technology where performance matters: network gear is how the Internet works at such massive scale, video chips have created a gaming industry worth billions of dollars, and compression and encryption at scale are orders of magnitude better in hardware. Business requirements have reached or are reaching that point in data-centric markets like financial services, telecommunications, cloud computing, transportation and logistics.
Solace believes that the core requirements of data distribution can and should be met by a layer in the network, just like IP routing hardware meets the need to get packets where they need to be. Solace appliances make messaging middleware capabilities available as a service in the network so applications can access and utilize them just like IP networks.