System Center Integration Simplifies Cloud Application Deployment
New York, NY – May 4, 2015 – Today, Kemp Technologies announces joining the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance. This partnership reinforces Kemp's commitment to deliver tightly integrated solutions to customers for a more streamlined and economical approach to access their private and hybrid cloud based applications. This coincides with Kemp’s General Availability of a new System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) plug-in for simplified provisioning, deployment, and administration of application delivery services.
With the availability of the Kemp LoadMaster plugin for System Center Virtual Machine Manager, administrators of cloud infrastructures can now leverage Kemp load balancer entities in SCVMM Service Templates. The LoadMaster plugin for SCVMM uses the LoadMaster REST API (LMAPI), enabling programmatic deployment of application delivery elements helping to shorten time to market for business critical business applications. SCVMM Service Templates are a collection of virtual machines and services deployed and managed as a single entity within the VMM environment and greatly reduce administration overhead. The plugin enables automatic creation and management of LoadMaster Virtual Services from within the System Center environment as well as configuration of key load balancing options such as session persistence and scheduling options.
With LoadMaster serving as an application load balancer, global site load balancer, web application firewall, and reverse proxy, customers are able to scale and securely published Internet-facing application services such as Microsoft Lync (LoadMaster is also validated for Skype for Business), Exchange, SharePoint, and other Microsoft Azure-hosted workloads.
“As more and more enterprise customers shift to cloud delivery models, the importance of dynamic automation and scaling is becomes more vital for virtual infrastructure administrators. It’s an enabler for the transformation to an ITaaS delivery framework and helps businesses keep the competitive edge by using technology to their services to market faster”, said Jeff Fisher, Kemps Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Kemp Technologies. “Kemp’s SCVMM plug-in for LoadMaster benefits organizations by leveraging the management capabilities of Microsoft’s Enterprise cloud offerings and reflects Kemp’s commitment to Microsoft and driving cloud adoption.”
About Kemp Technologies
Kemp Technologies is a leading provider of load balancer software with over 100,000 deployments for enterprises and organizations that demand highly available, scalable and secure e-commerce, web and collaboration applications. 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.
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