Welcome!

Eclipse Authors: Carmen Gonzalez, Kevin Jackson, Lori MacVittie, Mark R. Hinkle, Natalie Lerner

News Feed Item

Iron.io Introduces Carrier-Grade Enterprise Offerings

Iron.io today introduced IronMQ Enterprise, a major upgrade to its high availability message queue with enterprise-level reliability for public and hybrid clouds, and for the first time, on-premise options for enterprises, carriers and other large organizations.

“Iron.io is the only message queue provider that offers high-availability services within public clouds as well as on-premise hybrid cloud capabilities,” said Chad Arimura, CEO and co-Founder of Iron.io. “IronMQ Enterprise takes a big step forward in cloud message queuing, giving organizations far greater options to build out and orchestrate more responsive, fault-tolerant systems.”

A messaging layer is a standard part of every major cloud architecture profile and is critical in creating a reliable, scalable cloud system. Message queues enable work dispatch, load buffering, transaction processing, database offloading, micro-services support and many other core needs. IronMQ is a cloud-native message queue built specifically for large-scale public and private cloud applications and systems.

IronMQ offers advanced messaging options like push queues and long-polling, providing simple and secure access using HTTP/REST APIs and OAuth authentication. It’s built to be distributed across multiple availability zones and geographic regions, guaranteeing one-time message delivery and fault tolerance via message persistence and replication, redundant systems and automatic failover. Additional capabilities include message retries, error queues, triggers and alerts and advanced real-time monitoring options. The IronMQ Enterprise offering also adds a more flexible gateway for supporting other messaging protocols including Amazon’s SQS and OpenStack’s Marconi protocol.

“IronMQ has handled billions of messages a month at production scale for customers since 2011,” says Travis Reeder, CTO and co-founder of Iron.io. “This usage has allowed us to translate the needs and demands of cloud developers into a number of technical improvements that far surpass prior generations of messaging solutions. Our work on IronMQ Enterprise eliminates outside dependencies, improves throughput and latency and makes for a high-performance persistent messaging solution than can be deployed in horizontally scalable configurations across multiple zones and regions.”

IronMQ is currently offered as a high availability service operating within AWS and Rackspace public clouds. Later this summer, Iron.io will expand distribution to additional public clouds as well as offer private cloud installations built using OpenShift, OpenStack and Cloud Foundry. The IronMQ Enterprise offerings allow Iron.io to extend deployments from the current handful of public cloud installations to hundreds of data centers around the world.

Iron.io’s largest customers transmit millions of messages and process tens of thousands of compute hours a day, making Iron.io one of the largest cloud message queuing and asyc processing platforms available today. Iron.io is used by some of the Internet’s most rapidly growing businesses including Hotel Tonight, YouNow, Airbrake, Untappd, and Bleacher Report. More than 2,000 customers use Iron.io to scale their workloads and build more responsive systems while removing the complexity that plague traditional approaches to creating high-scale distributed systems.

Pricing and Availability

IronMQ Enterprise is available now for downloading and evaluation at http://www.iron.io/enterprise. It is built in Go and can be installed from binary files or as a Docker image. The evaluation edition takes minutes to install and provides message persistence, multi-tenancy, one-time guaranteed delivery and the same features, capabilities and access methods as the public cloud version. A multi-cluster version will be available later this summer. Several pricing options are available including single datacenter, multi-datacenter and carrier grade options and can include managed hosting and 24/7 support options. For more information on pricing of high availability versions, please contact the Iron.io sales team or visit http://www.iron.io/enterprise.

Additional Announcements

In conjunction with today's product announcement, Iron.io also announces that it has raised additional funds from Bain Capital Ventures to accelerate product development efforts and expand public and private cloud deployments. Salil Deshpande from Bain Capital Ventures led the investment. Salil is Managing Director at Bain Capital Ventures, co-leads the new Palo Alto office, and focuses on software infrastructure and open source. Over the last eight years he has invested $120 million into 26 companies, including Typesafe, Aria Systems, MuleSoft, SpringSource, Groovy and Grails, DataStax, Engine Yard, Concurrent and Redis Labs.

Iron.io also announces it has added Derek Collison to its advisory board. Derek is CEO/Founder of Apcera and an industry veteran and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems and enterprise computing. He has held executive positions at TIBCO Software, Google and VMware. As TIBCO’s SVP and Chief Architect, Derek led technical and strategic product direction and designed and implemented a wide range of messaging products, including Rendezvous and EMS. While at Google, he co-founded the AJAX APIs group and then went on to VMware to design and architect the industry’s first open PaaS, Cloud Foundry.

About Iron.io

Iron.io is the maker of IronMQ, an industrial-strength message queue, and IronWorker, a scalable task processing/worker platform. Iron.io's products are designed for building distributed cloud applications quickly and operating at scale and are available in public and private clouds. Founded in 2010, Iron.io is a private company headquartered in San Francisco, CA. To learn more, please visit www.iron.io.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Samsung VP Jacopo Lenzi, who headed the company's recent SmartThings acquisition under the auspices of Samsung's Open Innovaction Center (OIC), answered a few questions we had about the deal. This interview was in conjunction with our interview with SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson. IoT Journal: SmartThings was developed in an open, standards-agnostic platform, and will now be part of Samsung's Open Innovation Center. Can you elaborate on your commitment to keep the platform open? Jacopo Lenzi: Samsung recognizes that true, accelerated innovation cannot be driven from one source, but requires a...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems at Red Hat, will describe how to revoluti...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, will discuss how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money! Speaker Bio: Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, has spent 16 years as a marketing, product management, and busin...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, will exhibit at Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, a...
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect at Hookflash Inc., will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Matrix.org has been named “Silver Sponsor” of Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Matrix is an ambitious new open standard for open, distributed, real-time communication over IP. It defines a new approach for interoperable Instant Messaging and VoIP based on pragmatic HTTP APIs and WebRTC, and provides open source reference implementations to showcase and bootstrap the new standard. Our focus is on simplicity, security, and supporting the fullest feature set.
BSQUARE is a global leader of embedded software solutions. We enable smart connected systems at the device level and beyond that millions use every day and provide actionable data solutions for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. We empower our world-class customers with our products, services and solutions to achieve innovation and success. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic • Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happens, where data lives and where the interface lies. For instance, it’s a mix of architectural style...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SOA Software, an API management leader, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve a...
From a software development perspective IoT is about programming "things," about connecting them with each other or integrating them with existing applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Yakov Fain, co-founder of Farata Systems and SuranceBay, will show you how small IoT-enabled devices from multiple manufacturers can be integrated into the workflow of an enterprise application. This is a practical demo of building a framework and components in HTML/Java/Mobile technologies to serve as a platform that can integrate new devices as they become available on the market.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Utimaco will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Utimaco is a leading manufacturer of hardware based security solutions that provide the root of trust to keep cryptographic keys safe, secure critical digital infrastructures and protect high value data assets. Only Utimaco delivers a general-purpose hardware security module (HSM) as a customizable platform to easily integrate into existing software solutions, embed business logic and build s...
Connected devices are changing the way we go about our everyday life, from wearables to driverless cars, to smart grids and entire industries revolutionizing business opportunities through smart objects, capable of two-way communication. But what happens when objects are given an IP-address, and we rely on that connection, sometimes with our lives? How do we secure those vast data infrastructures and safe-keep the privacy of sensitive information? This session will outline how each and every connected device can uphold a core root of trust via a unique cryptographic signature – a “bir...
Internet of @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley announced on Thursday its first 12 all-star speakers and sessions for its upcoming event, which will take place November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. @ThingsExpo, the first and largest IoT event in the world, debuted at the Javits Center in New York City in June 10-12, 2014 with over 6,000 delegates attending the conference. Among the first 12 announced world class speakers, IBM will present two highly popular IoT sessions, which will take place November 4-6, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif...
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, will discuss how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems, today added 96 new products to the Spansion® FM4 Family of flexible microcontrollers (MCUs). Based on the ARM® Cortex®-M4F core, the new MCUs boast a 200 MHz operating frequency and support a diverse set of on-chip peripherals for enhanced human machine interfaces (HMIs) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. The rich set of periphera...

SYS-CON Events announced today that Aria Systems, the recurring revenue expert, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Aria Systems helps leading businesses connect their customers with the products and services they love. Industry leaders like Pitney Bowes, Experian, AAA NCNU, VMware, HootSuite and many others choose Aria to power their recurring revenue business and deliver exceptional experiences to their customers.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to require a new way of thinking and of developing software for speed, security and innovation. This requires IT leaders to balance business as usual while anticipating for the next market and technology trends. Cloud provides the right IT asset portfolio to help today’s IT leaders manage the old and prepare for the new. Today the cloud conversation is evolving from private and public to hybrid. This session will provide use cases and insights to reinforce the value of the network in helping organizations to maximize their company’s cloud experience.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is making everything it touches smarter – smart devices, smart cars and smart cities. And lucky us, we’re just beginning to reap the benefits as we work toward a networked society. However, this technology-driven innovation is impacting more than just individuals. The IoT has an environmental impact as well, which brings us to the theme of this month’s #IoTuesday Twitter chat. The ability to remove inefficiencies through connected objects is driving change throughout every sector, including waste management. BigBelly Solar, located just outside of Boston, is trans...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Matrix.org has been named “Silver Sponsor” of Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Matrix is an ambitious new open standard for open, distributed, real-time communication over IP. It defines a new approach for interoperable Instant Messaging and VoIP based on pragmatic HTTP APIs and WebRTC, and provides open source reference implementations to showcase and bootstrap the new standard. Our focus is on simplicity, security, and supporting the fullest feature set.