This option assumes a messaging Broker in the middle as shown in Figure 15. No application is speaking directly to other applications. All the communication is passed through the Broker. The Broker routes the NetworkMessages to the right applications based on business criteria ("queue name", "routing key", "topic" etc.) rather than on physical topology (IP addresses, host names).


Figure 15 – PubSub using broker

Advantages of this model (partly depending on used Broker and its configuration) include:

In addition, the Broker model is to some extent resistant to the application failure. So, if the application is buggy and prone to failure, the NetworkMessages that are already in the Broker will be retained even if the application fails.