As organization’s IT integration world evolve over time they will find that their MQ topology ends up in a big spaghetti mess.  Point to point solutions will be at the order of the day and queue managers all over the place.  One real example I encountered is depicted in the picture below.  After spending a bit of time to map out queue managers and connections between queue managers the following topology layout was clearly not optimal:

After redesigning with the emphasise  on pooling resources and ease of maintenance the following HUB design was the end result:

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