Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) provides a way for users to gain access to Windows applications from any location, through a variety of devices located anywhere. Kemp’s LoadMaster solution helps organizations maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their networks even when the application requirements are complex.
The architecture of a typical RDS deployment consists of web access servers, security servers, connection brokers & session hosts. Kemp LoadMaster deployed as an Application Delivery Controller (ADC) in the underlying infrastructure provides:
- Application Availability by load balancing servers deployed in HA configuration, ensuring there is No single point of failure
- Application Scalability with flexible deployment options that are right sized, & do not require customers to buy expensive & over provisioned hardware, ensuring the network only Grows on demand
- Application Resilience with geographical traffic management ensuring there are No site failures
- Application Performance Improvement by relieving servers of tasks such as TCP optimization, compression & SSL off-loading, therefore only rendering required applications & desktops Ensuring Server Uptime
Kemp was the first vendor to deliver RDP-based Layer 7 load balancing and client session reconnection. Kemp LoadMaster’ application-level awareness of RDS communication flows ensures these connections are treated properly and provides the best possible user experience. With RDS functions enabled on LoadMaster, session persistence is maintained even in the absence of Connection Brokers. Adaptive agent-based load balancing monitors resource consumption on RD Session Hosts to prevent server overloading. This is achieved by determining the tasks completed in each remote desktop instance, as opposed to strictly measuring the number of connections to a host. This ensures that users performing resource-intensive tasks get the resources they require. Kemp’s LoadMaster the #1 price-performance leader provides high-speed load balancing, content switching, data compression, content-caching and SSL offload/acceleration to Microsoft RDS deployments at about a third of the cost of any of its competitors. It also provides secure access to applications, with additional capabilities such as ESP & WAF.
With its flexible deployment model, there is a cost effective solution to meet every size and performance requirement of the user’s network architecture. Plus, Kemp 360 Central & Vision products, further enhance the user experience by providing centralized control and monitoring.
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