NEW YORK, June 15, 2015 – Today, Kemp Technologies announced the release of its ADC migration tool as an enhancement to its ongoing program to support Cisco ACE users in making a seamless transition from their legacy load balancer deployments to a Kemp LoadMasterTM ADC.
While Cisco ACE, CSS and LocalDirector have served the needs of many enterprise customers throughout the years, Cisco has ceased development of these technologies and announced bringing them to end of sale. When the announcement was originally made, Kemp launched their Cisco IVT certified ADC solution for Cisco UCS x86 server platforms. This gave joint customers a way to move their deployments forward using Cisco hardware. Many of these customers have been using the last 12-18 months to plan alternative application delivery solutions to migrate to and evaluating technologies such as Kemp’s LoadMaster.
To help make evaluation and transition as easy as possible, a new ADC migration tool designed to assist with the migration process has been developed. The Beta version of this tool analyzes the configuration file of a Cisco ACE and translates it into a format compatible with Kemp LoadMaster. This configuration can then be implemented on an evaluation or production LoadMaster via API or backup import to map the settings to published virtual services. This is supported across bare metal LoadMaster on Cisco UCS as well as virtual, hardware and cloud form factors.
“As a Cisco Developer Network (CDN) partner, Kemp is committed to supporting joint customers with approved solutions such as LoadMaster for Cisco UCS.” said Peter Melerud, Chief Marketing Officer, Kemp Technologies. “Migrations of application infrastructure elements as critical to performance as load balancing can be technically challenging and disruptive to the business. Kemp’s development of technologies targeted at assisting Cisco ACE customers on their journey along with a comprehensive set of professional services helps to reduce these challenges.”
Kemp provides LoadMaster products that scale from the entry level performance of the ACE 4710 up to the high capacity Cisco ACE30 series enabling customers to meet their application needs regardless of the size of the deployment. Customers interested in getting the most out of their investment in Cisco can take advantage of Kemp’s Cisco Technology Migration Program to trade-in ACE products and receive credit toward the purchase of a new Kemp ADC solution powered by Cisco.