New public region availability: Message Hub (Event Streams)
  • Event Streams
  • Frankfurt
    Washington DC
  • Description
    We are excited to extend the general availability of IBM Message Hub (Enterprise Plan) to US East (Washington D.C) and Germany (Frankfurt). Message Hub is a hosted and fully managed Apache-Kafka-as-a-service so it directly benefits from all the innovation occurring in the community. Kafka’s sweet spot is as a high-throughput, low-latency event-streaming pipeline. With IBM, developers get all the benefits of Kafka along with the easy integration of both traditional apps and new serverless and IoT apps leveraging Watson and Object Storage.

    IBM allows enterprises to deploy easy-to-manage Kafka-based event streams both on-premises and in the public cloud. The public cloud offering, IBM Message Hub, now has a total of five IBM public regions worldwide including Sydney, US South, and the United Kingdom.

    Depending on your company’s requirements, Message Hub is available using two different plans: Standard and Enterprise. The Standard plan offers shared access to a multi-tenant cluster. It is appropriate if you require event ingest and distribution capabilities, but do not require any of the additional benefits of the Enterprise plan. If data isolation, guaranteed performance, and increased retention are important considerations, the Enterprise plan offers exclusive access to a dedicated Message Hub cluster.

    For information on how to change your deployment location, see the Kafka-Based Message Hub Now Available in Washington D.C. and Frankfurt article within the IBM Cloud platform blog.

    Additional information:
    Service rename: IBM Message Hub becomes IBM Event Streams