Kemp Technologies

The KEMP LoadMaster family of affordable, yet feature rich application delivery controllers and server load balancer appliances automatically and intelligently manage user traffic and applications, to deliver website integrity for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) and managed service providers.

Overview


High-performance, yet affordable application delivery optimisation and server load balancing

KEMP’s LoadMaster family of affordable, yet feature rich application delivery controllers and server load balancer appliances automatically and intelligently manage user traffic and applications, to deliver website integrity for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) and managed service providers.

KEMP products optimise web infrastructure as defined by high-availability, high-performance, flexible scalability, ease of management and secure operations – while streamlining IT costs. LoadMaster simplifies the management of networked resources, and optimises and accelerates user access to diverse servers, content and transaction-based systems.

For SMB organisations, KEMP streamlines user access to websites to improve customer satisfaction. Managed service providers use KEMP’s purpose-built 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
  • Server Persistence
  • SSL Offload/Acceleration
  • Windows Terminal Services load balancing and persistence with Session Directory integration
  • Application Front-end (Caching, Compression and IPS security)
  • Industry leading price/performance value

If your website or intranet is critical to you organisation, an accessible, secure and continuously operating site is the key to your success. With a powerful ADC or load balancer from KEMP Technologies, you’ll be providing your business with a high-value, reliable infrastructure appliance that will significantly improve your web server performance, reduce costs and increase your customer’s web experience. Try a free LoadMaster demo and see for yourself!

 


Product Range


LoadMaster 2200

LoadMaster 2200 is an affordable, yet feature rich server load balancer with integrated SSL acceleration and Layer 7 content switching; perfect for creating highly available server clusters at a ground-breaking price. The LoadMaster 2200 has four GbE Ports, 950Mbps throughput and delivers up to 200 SSL TPS.

LoadMaster 2600

LoadMaster 2600 is an advanced, multi-port application delivery controller with Layer 7 content switching, and integrated ASIC-based SSL acceleration with up to 2000 SSL TPS. The LoadMaster intelligently and efficiently distributes user traffic, and offloads and accelerates Layer 7 applications such as SSL security and content, to optimise web and application servers, ensuring users get the best experience possible. The LoadMaster 2600 gives IT administrators greater control, and enables them to easily adapt to network changes by providing a resource optimisation

LoadMaster 3600

The LoadMaster 3600 is an advanced application delivery controller with Layer 7 content switching and integrated ASIC-based SSL acceleration. The LoadMaster intelligently and efficiently distributes user traffic, and offloads and accelerates Layer 7 applications such as SSL security and content, to optimise web and application servers, ensuring users get the best experience possible. The LoadMaster 3600 gives IT administrators greater control, and enables them to easily adapt to network changes by providing a resource optimisation layer in front of applications and servers. The LoadMaster 3600 has eight 10/100/1000 Ports, 3.4Gbps throughput, and delivers up to 5,000 SSL TPS.

LoadMaster 5300

The LoadMaster 5300 is an advanced, 8 GbE plus 2 x 10G (SPF+) port server load balancing and Layer 7 content switching appliance with integrated ASIC-based SSL Acceleration. The LoadMaster 5300 intelligently and efficiently distributes Web traffic among Web servers for the best possible user experience. The LoadMaster 5300 gives IT administrator’s greater control, and enables them to easily adapt to network changes by providing a resource optimisation layer in front of applications and servers.The LoadMaster 5300 has max balancer L4/L7 throughput up to 8.8/8.5 Gbps, handles up to 110,000 L7 (http) requests per second, 400,000 L7 concurrent connections and delivers up to 9,300 SSL TPS. The LoadMaster 5300 is an essential component of high-availability, clustering and fault tolerance, all of which provide the infrastructure for reliable Internet sites and corporate intranets. Combining the latest advancements in Layer 4 and 7 server load balancing and content switching, advanced caching and compression, includes redundant, hot-pluggable power supplies, with a high-performance hardware platform, the LoadMaster 5300 is a value leader for application delivery optimisation.The LoadMaster 5300 provides an unmatched combination of availability and performance for mission-critical servers and applications.

LoadMaster DR

LoadMaster DR offers the ability to move past the single datacenter, allowing for multi datacenter high availability, even when a primary site is down, traffic is diverted to the disaster recovery site.

The VLM-100

The VLM-100 is a full KEMP LoadMaster, running in a virtualised enviroment. It can handle up to 100 Mbps and 100 SSL TPS. Currently available for VMware and Hyper-V.

The VLM-1000

The VLM-1000 is a full KEMP LoadMaster, running in a virtualised enviroment. It can handle up to 249 SSL TPS, and is otherwise completely unrestricted, i.e. can deliver all the speed the Host OS can provide. Currently available for VMware and Hyper-V.

 

 

The LoadMaster products provides an unmatched combination of availability and performance for mission-critical servers and applications.


Solutions


KEMP LoadMaster Industry Solutions for Load balancing & SSL Acceleration

The KEMP Solution Center includes examples of various application, technology and service scenarios of application delivery and server load balancing used to ensure that user traffic and applications are delivered efficiently for website integrity.

Small-to-medium sized businesses have a variety of applications and challenges that are unique. KEMP products are purpose-built for SMB customers. We have a keen focus and understanding of SMB customers, and our Solution Center will help you find out how KEMP can meet your web and application infrastructure needs.

 Managed Hosting, Co-Location, and ASP

For service providers engaged in providing managed hosting, co-location and co-hosting services, the ability to provide profitable, value-added functionality that ensures optimum performance, high-availability and scalability of their customers’ applications is rapidly becoming a necessity, rather than an option. Customers, large and small, have quickly realised that a properly functioning site that is continuously up-and-running, while providing optimum performance, is the key factor to the success of any web and e-commerce application initiative.

Load Balancers for Healthcare & Hospitals

Advances in the medical arena are commonplace. E-Healthcare is rapidly becoming one of those advances – so rapid, in fact, that it has caught up to, and moved beyond the “buzz” that surrounded it in the late 1990s. Hospitals are deploying networked applications to compile computer-based patient records, to schedule physicians and facilities throughout the campus, to archive digital images, to support telemedicine programs, and to improve a host of other day-to-day operations

Load Balancers for Education, Universities & Schools

The network needs of today’s K-12, colleges and university campuses are continually growing. Whether increasing the efficiency of online student registration and content access, or improving communications between faculty, staff, and students, educational institutions are looking to optimise their current assets, while introducing new applications and services. To achieve this requires the capacity to accommodate peak loads, fast end-user response time, and a method to easily secure information and applications while on a limited budget. To address these challenges, network administrators need a solution that leverages existing network resources to provide increased capacity, while providing an architecture that enables cost-effective and flexible scaling as the demand for increased capacity grows.

Microsoft Lync

The KEMP LoadMaster combines versatility with ease-of-use to speed deployment of the complete portfolio of advanced messaging applications and protocols used by Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Layer 7 health checking at the LoadMaster ensures that should one of the servers become inaccessible, the load balancer will take that server off-line, while automatically re-routing and reconnecting users to other functioning servers.

Windows Exchange 2010

KEMP LoadMaster combines versatility with ease-of-use to speed deployment of the complete portfolio of advanced messaging applications and protocols used by Exchange 2010, including Outlook Web Access, Outlook Anywhere, ActiveSync, SMTP, POP3 and IMAP and RPC Client Access (Native MAPI). With built-in SSL acceleration and/or overlay, the LoadMaster offloads a key source of CPU drain to improve the capacity of Client Access Servers. Layer 7 healthchecking at the LoadMaster ensures that should one of the servers become inaccessible, the load balancer will take that server off-line, while automatically re-routing and reconnecting users to other functioning servers. Not quite ready to make the move to Exchange 2010? KEMP LoadMasters integrate seamlessly with earlier versions of Exchange as well.

Windows Terminal Services (WTS)

KEMP delivers a solution that helps organisations maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of their WTS networks – at an affordable price point. With WTS enabled with KEMP’s application load balancing, users are able to maintain persistence, as well as perform resource monitoring for Window servers running multiple services. KEMP’s LoadMaster resource monitoring provides useful data on both memory and CPU, ensuring users experience the most efficient load balancing possible on each server.

E-commerce

Today, according to even the most conservative estimates, the number of people and businesses that purchase goods and services on the Internet is well into the hundreds of millions. Several leading experts are estimating the dollar value of these transactions to be in several hundreds of billions. As a small or medium business (SMB) joining the e-commerce world, you face a unique set of technical and business challenges associated with the design and management of your web and application infrastructure. In terms of technology, inadequate server capacity, scalability concerns, fault-tolerant reliability, as well as the increasing size and complexity of e-Commerce applications continue to place added pressures on your already over-burdened IT staff and budget.

Application Server Load Balancer | File System Load Balancer

As the demand for web-enabled, resource-intensive distributed applications continues to grow, developers and designers are challenged to provide for increased productivity, performance and scalability. Traditionally, the way to address these application demands was to employ software load balancing based on distributed object middleware. While load balancing middleware is used to improve scalability and overall system throughput in distributed applications, its functionality is fairly simplistic, since it is geared only for specific use-cases and environments. These limitations make it difficult to use the same load balancing service for anything other than the distributed application it was originally designed for.


Comparison


Model Number LM-2200 LM-2600 LM-3600 LM-5300 VLM-100 VLM-1000
Performance
Max Balancer Throughput 950Mbps 1.7 Gbps 3.4 Gbps 8 Gbps 100Mbps Unrestricted 1
SSL Transactions Per/Second (TPS) 200 2,000 5,000 9,300 100 249 1
Integrated SSL ASIC
Requests per second (HTTP) 25,000 69,000 77,000 110,000 31,883 1 31,883 1
Layer 4 concurrent connections 2,000,000 1 2,000,000 1
Max Servers Supported / Virtual Clusters 1000/500 1000/500 1000/1000 1000/1000 1000/500 1000/1000
Network ports 4 X GbE 4 X GbE 8 X GbE 8 X GbE and
2x10GbE (SFP+)
Rack-mountable 1U 1U 1U 1U
Solid-State (diskless storage)
Power Supply (Watts) 180 200 200 2x 200
hot swap
Key Features
Layer 4/7 Load Balancing
Content Switching
Caching, Compression Engine
IPS (SNORT-Rules compatible)
MS Exchange 2010 Optimised
L7 Support for MS Terminal Services
Active/Hot-standby Redundant Operation
Bonding/Teaming Ports (802.3ad/LACP)
VLAN Trunking (802.1Q)

* First year Gold Support includes 5 X 10 telephone support, limited e-mail support, software updates and hardware replacement. Installation and configuration assistance services are offered to LoadMaster customers without charge and are provided remotely via the telephone and/or email and/or remote-access software.

1 VLM Performance as tested on: Dell PowerEdge R410 Server, 1X Intel E5520 Xeon Processor, 2GB Allocated RAM, Intel PRO 1000PT Dual Port 1GbE NIC, PCIe-4, VMware ESXi v4.0. Actual performance will depend on allocated resources to Virtual Machine.

2 Integrated SSL ASIC

All specifications are subject to change without prior notice

Since 2000 Kemp Technologies has been making high performance yet affordable Load Balancers and Application Delivery Controllers for companies looking to optimise their web and application infrastructure for highly available, scalable and secure performance while maximising the total cost of infrastructure ownership.


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