What is a load balancer?

Essentially there are two kinds of load balancers in use in corporate networks these are:

  • Network Server Load Balancers that optimize the performance of servers delivering important content to in house users as well as co-workers form other companies or the general public.
  • Line load balancers that aggregate XDSL WAN connections

Today, load balancers are either hardware appliances or a virtual load balancer loaded on an optimized platform that performs two critical tasks. The primary tasks of the load balancer are:

  • Based on the chosen method of distributing network/internet traffic, the load balancer will deliver requests to the best network servers as fast and efficiently as possible
  • Continually check the performance of the network servers and make decisions which server is performing in the best way to serve the users demands.

Why are KEMP Technologies Load Balancers better than the rest?

KEMP Technologies Load Masters are the best load balancers available on the market today. Not only are they the most affordable load balancers available as both hardware and virtual load balancers supporting the most popular virtual OSs including:

  • VMWare
  • Hyper-V
  • XEN
  • KVM

But they are also certified by leading vendors including:

  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • Dell
  • VMWare
  • SAP
  • Citrix

If you are looking for load balancer solutions for your corporate needs, check the list below KEMP Technologies have a solution for you:

  • Corporate email
  • Unified Communications
  • Collaborative work tools
  • ERP/CRM and other workflow applications
  • Web content
  • e-commerce systems
  • Self-provisioning applications

What load balancer algorithms can I use?

Round Robin
Weighted Round Robin
Least Connection
Weighted Least Connection
Agent Based Adaptive Load Balancing
Chained Failover (Fixed Weighted)
Weighted Response Time
Source IP Hash
Software Defined Networking (SDN) Adaptive