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Simple Message Notification (SMN)

Simple Message Notifications make your cloud landscapes more intelligent: individual resources can be enabled to exchange messages and even trigger actions, users can be informed of current statuses or send out mass mailing, and the messages can even be used to enable automation within a cloud. 

The Simple Message Notification (SMN) service in the Open Telekom Cloud offers three APIs for creating topics (a combination of a message and a logical access point), adding message subscribers, and sending out messages. It includes two central roles: publisher and subscriber. In contrast to the Distributed Message Service (DMS), a subscriber can also be external, e.g., an email address, a telephone number, a message queue or a URL. SMN is easy to integrate with other services and can thus act as an intermediary for data exchange. The service works using redundant message nodes: if one of the nodes fails, another one is used instead, ensuring that messages are transmitted reliably, regardless of how they are sent. SMN delivers these messages to various end points in a readable format (SMS, email, http/s). The SMN service itself is free of charge, but the activated follow-up actions generate costs.

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Reasons for SMN in the Open Telekom Cloud

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Cost efficient

SMN does not require many development and maintenance resources, reducing your message notification costs.

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Simplicity

SMN provides three basic APIs to create topics, add subscriptions, and publish messages and can be quickly integrated into your services. It enables you to send messages in substantial quantity and do not require highly skilled development.

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Stability and reliability

Die Nachrichten werden in mehreren Datenzentren gespeichert und eine transparente Themenmigration wird unterstützt. Der SMN-Service speichert und liefert fehlgeschlagene Nachrichten erneut aus. Wenn ein Serviceknoten defekt ist, werden Ihre Anfragen automatisch von einem anderen verfügbaren Knoten bearbeitet. 

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Security

SMN isolates data based on topics and does not allow any unauthorized users to access message queries, thereby protecting your service data.


Key Features of SMN

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Management console

The Open Telekom Cloud management console is a web user interface for you to manage your computing, storage, and other cloud resources. After you register an account on the management console, you can log in and select Simple Message Notification on the homepage to switch to the SMN console.

 
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Connect to other services

SMN can be interconnected with other cloud services, such as Cloud Eye, Anti-DDoS, CTS, OBS, or DMS, providing them with messaging capabilities so that they can send notifications.

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Multiple messaging types

You can publish a message once, and SMN delivers it to endpoints to various message types.

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API calling

If you want to integrate SMN into a third-party system for secondary development, you can access SMN using APIs. For details, see the Simple Message Notification API Reference.


Use Cases

System Notifications

Integrating with cloud services

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Structure and Function

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