Load Balancing for Microsoft Skype for Business

KEMP LoadMaster simplifies the deployment of a resilient and scalable unified communications environment by providing comprehensive application templates and documentation for Lync 2010, Lync 2013 and Skype for Business.

With LoadMaster, your Lync and Skype for Business environments are more resilient to host outages offering a better quality of experience for users. LoadMaster supports deployment of Lync services with DNS, with a ‘Hardware Load Balancer’ as defined by Microsoft and as a reverse proxy for Office Web App Servers.

With a LoadMaster providing reverse proxy services, external and mobile subscribers can

  • Join meetings
  • Download content during meetings
  • View PowerPoint presentations
  • Access address books and distribution groups
  • Use the Lync/Skype Web App and client apps on mobile phones
  • Use instant messaging

Microsoft documentation uses the term ‘Hardware Load Balancers’ to describe any dedicated load balancing appliance. KEMP LoadMaster appliances are available as hardware appliances and also as virtualized appliances that can be hosted on a range of hypervisors including Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere. KEMP also offer LoadMaster as a bare metal install on selected servers from Dell, HP, Cisco and Fujitsu.