Meet the New VMware RabbitMQ, Accessible as a Service, and Register for the Beta Today

January 24, 2023

This blog post was co-written by Arnab Chakraborty and Ed Byford.

VMware is working on VMware RabbitMQ as a service, a managed service offering of RabbitMQ. Today, we are proud to announce its upcoming beta release and to allow people to register interest in the beta program.

RabbitMQ has long been the world’s most popular and widely deployed messaging and streaming broker. And for good reason. 

RabbitMQ’s success is based on 15 years of hard work and a core tenet of simplicity. Simplicity is at the heart of our work in creating developer-friendly APIs, flexible routing, and rock-solid reliability. Today, RabbitMQ enjoys a unique position in the world of messaging and streaming, helping connect developers and their applications, regardless of where they are located, the size of the applications, or what language (or protocol) developers intend to use. 

Making messaging and streaming accessible

Our vision is to build a messaging and streaming platform that is accessible from anywhere in the world, allowing customers to connect their applications to a ubiquitous data fabric. This flexibility is unheard of where there is a wide range of configuration and deployment possibilities provided, from Linux to Windows, containers to virtual machines, hypervisors to Kubernetes. VMware RabbitMQ is a true multi-cloud solution that can bridge the gap between private and public clouds as well as on-premises. 

The team behind VMware RabbitMQ believes in empowering developers with capabilities so that they can focus on what they are good at—application development—instead of worrying about the deployment and low-level operational concerns of running RabbitMQ. This began with the introduction of VMware RabbitMQ for Kubernetes, a set of operators allowing customers to self-host and self-manage RabbitMQ deployments.

Introducing the VMware RabbitMQ as a service beta program

Taking this vision a step forward, VMware is now working toward the launch of this managed service offering of RabbitMQ. Today, we are proud to announce its beta release, coming soon.

With VMware RabbitMQ as a service, developers can have access to a simple way to use RabbitMQ for messaging and streaming. RabbitMQ enables customers to increase the resilience of their modern applications without having to worry about the infrastructure, deployment, and scaling. 

Simply create an account online, select your RabbitMQ deployment from our easy-to-use interface, and you can start publishing and consuming messages from RabbitMQ in minutes!

Beta features of VMware RabbitMQ as a service

With the beta program for VMware RabbitMQ as a service comes a whole load of features that are user-friendly and that provide simplification to the core. Some of them are highlighted below:

  • Pricing and sizing options that fit your business needs, on the go

  • A new web interface that will help deploy and manage RabbitMQ deployments within your organization, as well as an API

  • Monitoring and observability provided out of the box, with dashboards built in 

  • Potential for direct cost savings on network traffic, compared to deploying RabbitMQ yourself on a public cloud

  • The ability to invite your colleagues to use the deployments, with an easy-to-use permissions model

  • Backing by the experts at VMware, who have been developing RabbitMQ as well as providing 24-7 support, training, and professional services for users and customers since 2010

  • The product has been designed with out-of-the-box security in mind

  • No need to worry about updates as you are continuously updated with the latest releases

Registration for the beta release

If you are interested in the beta release of VMware RabbitMQ as a service, register yourself here. Here are answers to some questions you might have related to the release:

Q: Can I access the beta of RabbitMQ as a service if I am an existing VMware customer?

A: Yes! Speak to your sales representative to find out more. 

Q: What version of RabbitMQ is used?

A: We are using the latest version of VMware RabbitMQ, which gives you the powerful feature set of the enterprise edition, while keeping the developer experience and API consistent.

Q: Do I get the same features that I get in the other VMware RabbitMQ offerings?

A: Yes, you will receive access to the VMware RabbitMQ capabilities, allowing you to easily set up disaster recovery topologies, save money on network traffic, and audit any actions taking place on your RabbitMQ deployments.

Q: Is there a minimum spend needed per year to access this offering?

A: VMware RabbitMQ comes in a number of deployment sizes. You can select the size that will satisfy your use case. You can use an instance for as little as an hour. Just pay for what you need as you need it, or commit to a yearly term for a discount.

Q: Can I migrate between sizes of deployment?

A: Yes, you can move from one size to another. Simply set up a new instance, use our tooling to migrate data, then switch over your apps when ready.

Q: Can I use Streams?

A: Yes, RabbitMQ Streams is planned to be available in the first iteration.

Move to VMware RabbitMQ today

VMware RabbitMQ can help extract maximum value out of the data inside your organization, whether you have been a long-time open source RabbitMQ user or are just getting started.

Want to know more? Reach out to see how VMware RabbitMQ can be a fit for your landscape. Ready to give it a try? You can get started today!

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