As server technology and power has increased dramatically over the past few years while prices have been pegged back the possibility of deploying ever more powerful virtual load balancers have become ever more feasible and attractive compared with hardware appliances.

Good news from Kemp Technologies a universal approach

When Kemp Technologies released the Virtual Load Master it was designed to have exactly the same attributes as the Load Master Appliance family including:

  • Functionality
  • Management tools and configuration options
  • Configuration portability so a configuration could be created for a Virtual Load Master and ported to a Load Master appliance and vice versa

Freedom of choice

One of the great strengths of the Kemp Technologies Virtual Load Masters is that you have full choice of virtual OS to choose from:

  • VMware
  • Hyper-V Virtual Load Master certified by Microsoft
  • XEN
  • KVM
  • Cisco UCS

The importance of the Cisco UCS virtual load balancer

Kemp Technologies is a certified Cisco Registered Developer partner and the only one in this community who offers network server load balancing, Cisco having EOLed the ACE load balancers last year.  Just as important is that the LM for UCS is a bare metal version on the Virtual Load Master 1000; bare metal virtual applications have to be rigorously tested by the server manufacturer before certification can be contemplated. This recognition and achievement marked a proud moment for Kemp Technologies.