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KEMP Virtual Load Balancer Gets VMware vCloud Air Certified

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

Application Delivery Technology provider, Kemp Technologies, announced new Application Delivery Controller (ADC) software solutions that work with VMware's cloud platform. Additionally, Kemp's Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) load balancer has been made available for VMware's vCloud Air hybrid cloud platform. Read: Networking for VMware Admins: Virtual vs Physical Switching

Kemp Technologies shipped its first LoadMaster branded hardware load balancer in 2004 and now Kemp has reached VMware Ready partner status through its integration with many of VMware's products. "Kemp's Virtual LoadMaster qualifies for the VMware Ready-vCloud Air logo, signifying to customers that it works seamlessly within VMware vCloud Air and can be deployed in production with confidence," said Sanjay Katyal, Vice President, Global Alliances & OEMs at VMware.

Kemp Technologies VLM is intended to assist companies that wish to migrate on-premises applications to the cloud by helping them monitor and maintain availability and security levels of the deployed applications while optimizing performance. Kemp VLM brings advanced Layer 4-7 load balancing to a variety of hypervisor and cloud platforms. LoadMaster brings application integration and acceleration which optimally directs user traffic for enhanced cloud application performance.

Kemp LoadMaster ADC software handles:

  • Load Balancing;
  • SDN compatability and optimization;
  • Web application firewall;
  • Content switching;
  • SSL offload/acceleration;
  • Caching;
  • Compression.

Kemp Technologies' other announcements were for its vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPs) plug-in which can help monitor the state of compute, storage, load balancers and other data center elements. The plug-in provides virtual infrastructure admins with a dashboard that can help with VM health and risk predictability.

Kemp also expanded its VMware specific ADC product capability that balances Log Insight traffic across multiple collection nodes dynamically without having to reboot them. The new feature helps interpret the messages format and distributes messages evenly across a cluster.

Finally, Kemp now supports multi-protocol application persistence for VMware's Horizon View desktop virtualization product. PCoIP and HTTP data flow can be load balanced using a Virtual LoadMaster while preserving application server/session relationships.