NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014Kemp Technologies, a provider of load balancers and application delivery controllers (ADC) announced today that its Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) for Azure is now fully qualified within the Microsoft Azure Certified program. The entire Kemp LoadMaster™ for Azure has undergone extensive technical evaluation with Microsoft, earning its designation as Microsoft Azure Certified.  As a result of Kemp's work with Microsoft, customers are able to easily find, purchase and deploy the Virtual LoadMaster for Azure from the Azure Marketplace.

Kemp’s LoadMaster™ is a cost effective advanced Layer 4-7 load balancing/application delivery controller (ADC) solution and includes a comprehensive set of advanced Application Security features.   The Kemp VLM for Azure features application layer load balancing, Server persistence and SSL Offloading that compliment Azure’s existing feature set.  All LoadMasters have a common and an easy-to-use web UI and REST APIs for third party management tool integration simplifying administration.   Virtual LoadMaster for Azure is a fully featured appliance with a simple pricing structure based on your performance requirements.  A free perpetual version of the VLM for Azure is also available to customers for testing and small production deployments. 

“The Kemp Virtual LoadMaster for Azure enables businesses to easily adopt Azure without having to re-architect their applications for their hybrid cloud deployments,” said Peter Melerud, Executive Vice-President Product Management at Kemp Technologies.

 “The wide deployment options available from Kemp allow customers to deploy load balancers where and how they want,” said Garth Fort, General Manager of Enterprise Partners, Microsoft. “Being Microsoft Azure Certified, the Virtual LoadMaster for Azure is now more tightly integrated with Azure and can be easily purchased and deployed from the Azure Marketplace. It provides the highest-quality experience for customers who require advanced load balancing and context switching functionality.”

About Kemp Technologies

Kemp Technologies is a leading provider of load balancer software with over 22,000 deployments for enterprises and organizations that demand highly available, scalable and secure e-commerce, web and collaboration applications with the best price-to-performance advantages. Kemp empowers customers to rapidly scale their operations by delivering applications with Layer 4-7 high availability, optimized performance and secure access – while offering users platform flexibility across hardware, software and cloud ADC solutions.