August 25th, 2014, New York, NY — Kemp Technologies, the full-featured virtual load balancer software provider, today announced that its Virtual LoadMaster® has achieved VMware Ready-vCloud Air™ status. This designation indicates that the Virtual LoadMaster® has undergone technical validation within the vCloud Air environment and is supported on VMware vCloud Air®.

“We are pleased that Kemp Technologies has joined the vCloud Air ISV Program and has achieved VMware Ready-vCloud Air certification. Kemp Technologies is one of the first partners to complete certification and achieve this status. 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, VMware.

Additionally Kemp Technologies is a member of the access tier of the vCloud Air ISV program and is listed on the VMware Solutions Exchange.

Customers who want to extend workloads to the cloud are faced with the challenges of ensuring high availability and security of these deployed applications, confirming compatibility with technologies already in use in their on-premise environment, and implementing a way to intelligently steer client traffic to the correct and best endpoint for each request across cloud boundaries.

“By using Kemp’s Virtual LoadMaster on vCloud Air, enterprises can gain greater agility by enabling them to easily scale applications, enhance performance, simplify disaster recovery and unify their hybrid environment. With over 50% of Kemp’s deployments during the past year comprised of virtualized infrastructure and a large segment of Kemp’s customers currently architecting a hybrid cloud strategy, we’re enthusiastically looking forward to contributing to the adoption rate of vCloud Air and helping customers meet their load balancer software needs in a hybrid infrastructure.” said Atchison Frazer, Chief Marketing Officer, Kemp Technologies.

The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom built solutions.  With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each unique customer need.

The Kemp Technologies Virtual LoadMaster can be found within the online VMware Solution Exchange (VSX). Customers wishing to evaluate the Virtual LoadMaster on vCloud Air will automatically be issued a 30-day trial license upon activation of an instance on the platform. Simple migration options are also available for current Kemp customers to transfer existing on premise deployments to vCloud Air.

About Kemp LoadMaster

Kemp LoadMaster™ is an advanced Layer 4-7 load balancing application delivery controller (ADC).  Flexible deployment options are available on a wide array of hypervisor and cloud platforms, as well as dedicated Kemp appliances and third party best-in-class ‘bare metal’ servers. LoadMaster provides enterprise application integration and acceleration services that intelligently direct user traffic to makes applications perform better in on-premise, virtualized and hybrid cloud data center architectures.

LoadMaster's SDN (software-defined networking) technology provides controller auto-discovery and interoperability with OpenDaylight and HP VAN supporting ONF's OpenFlow industry standard, while providing end-to-end visibility of network paths for congestion-aware routing of applications across server and switching infrastructures.

Kemp LoadMaster ADC software covers load balancing, SDN compatibility and optimization, web application firewall, content switching, SSL offload/acceleration, caching, compression, and IPS delivering industry-leading price-to-performance advantages.