When it comes to increasing the capacity of IT systems you can either scale “vertically” by increasing the power or storage of a given device, or “horizontally’ by adding new devices or instances of that software. Solace eliminates the disadvantages of horizontal scaling because each Solace message router can meet the need of a few high-volume applications or many low volume applications with a single appliance. Learn more.

In this 10-minute video, Solace CTO Shawn McAllister explains the challenges and drawbacks associated with horizontally scaling enterprise messaging middleware brokers. These include the capacity wasted by inter-broker communications and capacity planning problems including focused overload and stranded capacity.