KEMP Technologies Announces General Availability of its Load Balancer Virtual Appliance

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KEMP Technologies Announces General Availability of its Load Balancer Virtual Appliance

Application Delivery Controller (ADC) delivers full-featured redundant load balancing without hardware-related provisioning and maintenance issues

YAPHANK, N.Y., March 1 -- KEMP Technologies today announced the general availability of its Virtual LoadMaster (VLM). This new virtual-appliance application delivery controller (ADC) offers the same functionality as KEMP's hardware appliances while significantly reducing operating costs. Following the launch of the VLM to service providers under an SPLA program, KEMP is now offering its Virtual LoadMaster to enterprises, SMBs, non-profit, educational and government institutions.

As a "virtual appliance," the Virtual LoadMaster removes the need to maintain hardware and reduces costs associated with power consumption, cooling, rack space constraints and other environmental dependencies of hardware-based appliances. The VLM can be quickly configured and deployed, accelerating service provisioning and simplifying ongoing management, which aids in reducing operating expenses and increasing ROI.

The VLM offers the same management interface and functionality as KEMP's hardware appliances, including advanced Layer 7 content switching, application health checking, persistence, caching, compression, L7 intrusion prevention and SSL offloading. As businesses consolidate and virtualize servers in order to reduce hardware and related management costs, the Virtual LoadMaster becomes a key component of corporate virtualization and "cloud" computing strategy.

"We have designed the VLM to harness the full power of the VMware Hypervisor and as a result, the VLM can deliver high throughput levels without sacrificing functionality and performance required to support today's most demanding applications. Unlike other vendors that primarily target their virtual ADC appliances towards development and evaluation purposes, KEMP's VLM is designed for full commercial and business-critical production applications," said Peter Melerud, co-founder and VP of product management of KEMP Technologies.

KEMP's Virtual LoadMaster reduces the cost of load balancing without sacrificing functionality. Pricing for the VLM starts at $2,990 and includes two licenses which can be used to implement high availability, active/hot-standby configurations across multiple physical hosts.  A first-year support agreement is included at no extra cost and provides telephone support and firmware updates. Available immediately as an installable virtual machine, KEMP's offering is packaged for VMware ESX/ESXi versions 3.5 and 4, VSphere v4, VMware Server v2, VMware Fusion v3 and VMware Workstation v7.  A full production version can be downloaded for evaluation at http://www.kemptechnologies.com.

About KEMP Technologies

KEMP Technologies is a leader in affordable server load balancer appliances and application delivery controllers tailored to meet the needs of businesses that rely on the Internet for e-commerce and business-critical applications. KEMP helps companies rapidly grow their business with 24/7 high-availability, better web infrastructure performance, scalability and secure operations - while streamlining IT costs.

Thousands of KEMP LoadMaster products are in use today to improve customer satisfaction by accelerating user access to business-critical web applications. Managed service providers also rely upon KEMP products to enable fast time-to-market and cost-effective operations for new and existing managed services.

KEMP's highly affordable LoadMaster products include Layers 4-7 load balancing, content switching and server persistence, SSL offload/acceleration, WTS load balancing and persistence with Session Directory integration, and application front-end capabilities (caching, compression, intrusion prevention system), plus one full year of product support - delivering industry leading price/performance value.

The company is headquartered in Yaphank, New York. For more information, visit http://www.KEMPtechnologies.com, or call us at 631-345-5292.

Application delivery solutions are known as application delivery controllers (ADC), server load balancers (SLB), application front-end devices (AFE), web switches, content switches and application switches.

  Press Contact:
  Fran Bosecker
  Vantage Communications for KEMP Technologies
  (845) 536-1416
  fbosecker@pr-vantage.com

  Company Contact:
  Peter Melerud
  KEMP Technologies
  pmelerud@kemptechnologies.com

Source: KEMP Technologies
   

CONTACT:  Fran Bosecker, Vantage Communications for KEMP Technologies,
+1-845-536-1416, fbosecker@pr-vantage.com; or Peter Melerud, KEMP
Technologies, pmelerud@kemptechnologies.com

Web Site:  http://www.kemptechnologies.com/

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