With the initial release of VerneMQ we had great feedback from many of you interested in IoT technologies. But we also heard some concerns about integrating an Erlang based product into a rather traditional infrastructure. Why would that be a problem? Do you need to know Erlang to run VerneMQ? No! VerneMQ-as-a-product should provide blackbox MQTT functionality. You don't configure and administer it with Erlang commands or something. But...plugins!