Solace makes hardware and software message routers that efficiently move real-time information between distributed applications, devices and users over all kinds of local and global networks. Solace message routers unify many kinds of data movement so companies can efficiently move all of the information associated with serving customers and making smarter decisions as part of big data, cloud computing, e-commerce, mobility and Internet of Things initiatives.
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 these areas, from companies like Alcatel, Cabletron, Cisco, Newbridge Networks and Equant. Solace 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 2007.
Today the driving force behind IT activity and innovation is the burgeoning volume of information being shared and stored across distributed networks as part of trends like big data, cloud computing, real-time processing, ubiquitous mobility and the Internet of Things. As data volumes continue to grow, expectations in the area of real-time availability to an increasingly diverse set of end points are simultaneously going up.