IBM MQ has always strived to be everywhere, and that includes cloud platforms. Working with multiple cloud platforms is common practise. With popular platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), the likelihood of IBM MQ users also working with AWS is high. Therefore, it’s imperative that we’re with our users every step of the way in their cloud journey, irrespective of which cloud they use.

With Bring Your Own License (BYOSL), users have been enabled to enjoy IBM MQ on AWS, managing the infrastructure and deployment themselves. Then, IBM MQ Quick Start allowed users to get started rapidly with MQ on AWS.

In March 2018, we launched our managed service, MQ on IBM Cloud. This managed service enabled users not to worry about infrastructure and version maintenance anymore, scale their systems hourly, and fully embrace hybrid connectivity with their on-premise estate.

We’re proud to say that IBM MQ has taken the next step in its cloud journey by extending MQ as a managed service to AWS.

We’ve extended the managed service to AWS because we want our IBM MQ users to have the same managed experience that they would have on IBM Cloud, wherever they’re creating and using applications. All of the benefits of MQ on IBM Cloud are there for our users who work on AWS, on top of the fact that the applications will be close to the queue managers.

The benefit of having queue managers close to applications is that it reduces latency, improves reliability, and provides higher message throughput and performance. You can see how quick and easy it is to get up and running with IBM MQ on AWS in the video at the top of this blog, or on YouTube.

So if you’re creating and using applications on AWS, and use IBM MQ, the MQ managed service on AWS is the next step for you to take in your cloud journey. If you haven’t had the chance to experience the managed service yet, you can enjoy the free trial on IBM Cloud, today.

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