KEMP Technologies entire line of LoadMaster Load Balancers fully support Microsoft Lync 2010 and are Microsoft-approved. KEMP’s LoadMasters optimize traffic for Lync 2010 by providing high-speed load balancing, comprehensive health checking, SSL bridging and reverse proxy services to improve deployment reliability while simplifying the infrastructure.
A highly available Enterprise deployment of Lync 2010 requires multiple servers in Front-End, Mediation, Director and Edge Server pools. Load balancing is a core requirement for traffic distribution, high availability and scalability in Lync’s architecture. Two load balancing methods are supported – DNS load balancing and external load balancing. While different load balancing solutions can be leveraged for each pool in your deployment external load balancers are required for load balancing internal and external web services and a reverse proxy is required to publish these services.
The KEMP LoadMaster combines versatility, reverse proxy functionality and ease-of-use to speed the deployment of Microsoft Lync 2010 environments. KEMP’s intuitive Lync 2010 deployment guides, configuration templates and resources from Lync experts enables administrators to quickly configure and deploy their Lync 2010 environments. Intelligent application instance health monitoring by the LoadMaster ensures that Lync 2010 server instances are available and responding appropriately for the types of client requests that are expected. When a server or service becomes unavailable or starts to underperform, the LoadMaster takes that server offline and seamlessly re-routes and reconnects client sessions to other functioning servers.
To learn more about how LoadMaster can help to keep your Lync 2010 deployment highly performing and available Contact KEMP.