October 22nd, 2013 [Kemp] New virtual LoadMasters provide unprecedented performance with capacity for more demanding workloads

New York, NY – October 22, 2013 – Kemp Technologies today announces the availability of three new virtual load balancers — the Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) 200, 2000, and 5000. These new Virtual Load Balancers dramatically increase application performance enabling customers to deploy virtual ADCs with greater agility for workloads where hardware appliances were traditionally the only option.

Releasing these powerful virtual ADCs cements Kemp’s position as the leading application-centric ADC vendor and opens the door for application administrators to self-serve for high availability and scalability. As the IT budget continues to move more toward the Line-of-Business (LOB), these virtual ADC enable administrators to be much more agile in deploying and managing key business critical applications.>

The VLMs’ high performance is capable of scaling up to 5Gbps throughput and up to 10,000 SSL transactions per second (TPS) – fully leveraging the network optimization capabilities of VM hypervisors and high performing x86 server platforms. The VLMs deliver the same comprehensive core feature set available in the entire LoadMaster family of ADCs while offering the flexibility of virtualization technology.

Key Highlights

  • Core Features: The VLM provides full Layer 7 ADC functionality including content switching, SSL offloading, application health checking, session affinity, caching, compression, intrusion prevention, pre-authentication and single sign-on.
  • High Performance: Scalability to 5Gbps throughput and 10,000 SSL TPS provides customers with a compelling virtual ADC alternative to mainstream hardware solutions.
  • Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB): GSLB expands intelligent load balancing and application delivery beyond a single site to geographically dispersed locations via algorithms capable of selecting the best suited datacenter for client requests.
  • Optimized Experience: Session affinity delivers user’s application connections to the most appropriate endpoint to ensure an optimal user experience.

Quote, Peter Melerud, EVP of Product Management at Kemp Technologies

"As a software-driven company, Kemp’s deep understanding of the application-centric market and ADC technology has led us to become a prevalent solution providing enterprise administrators with the flexibility and turnaround time needed to meet the needs of line of business applications. Kemp’s focus on virtual-based solutions and its ability to meet customer requirements regardless of platform has contributed to Kemp Technologies being the 3rd most shipped ADC in the world in Q2 2013."

The VLM-200, VLM-2000 and VLM-5000 are available immediately for download. For more information, please visit The LoadMaster Family of Virtual Load Balancers & Application Delivery Controllers