While the Azure Cloud provides many additional components and services beyond what is offered by the Azure Load Balancer some basic load balancing capabilities, Kemp’s LoadMaster VLM for Azure has additional and enhanced features and capabilities provides a rich set of integrated functionality, easily configured and managed via the Web User Interface.

The same set of capabilities are available when LoadMaster, as an appliance or virtual machine, is used on premises. Having a common interface across all environments is a big advantage and provides a simpler, consistent management experience when deploying hybrid or heterogeneous cloud environments.

  Azure LoadMaster
Basic and Standard Tier VM support    
Network Level L4 load balancing    
Multiple application access with single IP Limited  
Pre-configured application templates    
Web User Interface for ease of management Limited  
High Availability & Clustering Limited  
Hybrid Traffic Distribution     (with advanced traffic distribution)
Scheduling methods Round Robin Only L4/L7
Server Persistence Limited   L4/L7(Advanced options)
SSL Termination/Offload Limited  
Content Caching/Compression    
Least Connection Scheduling    
Server Name Indicator (SNI) Limited  
VM Resource Availability Awareness    
Web Application Firewall Protection Limited  
Two Factor Authentication    
Health Check Aggregation    
Single Sign On    
SmartCard(CAC) / X.509 Certificate Authentication    
LDAP Authentication    
Radius Authentication    
Kerberos Constrained Delegation Support    
Active Directory group based traffic steering    
Header content switching Limited  
Header manipulation    
Adaptive scheduling    
OCSP Certificate Validation    
SAML Authentication Support    
TCP Multiplexing    
Reverse Proxy Limited