April 25th, 2012 [Kemp] Kemp Technologies’ Newest Load Balancer Delivers Faster Processing, Throughput and Double the Concurrent Connections for Less

New LoadMaster 5300 is the ultimate combination of price and performance for load balancers

Yaphank, N.Y. – April 25, 2012 – Kemp Technologies announces the newest addition to its LoadMaster family of load balancers and application delivery controllers. The successor to Kemp’s flagship LoadMaster 5500, the LoadMaster 5300 boasts numerous performance improvements including a 10-percent increase in “requests/sec,” a 45% improvement of max balancer throughput at 8.8Gbps, and double the number of Layer 4/Layer 7 concurrent connections.

The LoadMaster 5300 comes with standard dual power supplies (redundant, hot-swap) delivered in a more compact 1U rack space footprint. Using significantly less power, the LM 5300 is environmentally friendly. As with all Kemp LoadMaster products, the new model intelligently and efficiently distributes user traffic among servers to ensure the best possible end-user experience and high availability for web and business applications.

The LoadMaster 5300 is a technologically advanced server load balancing and content switching appliance with ASIC-based SSL acceleration. High performance Layer 4 and 7 load balancing ensures the best application experience possible and with a US MSRP of $15,990 the LM 5300 comes at a significantly lower price point than competing offerings, continuing Kemp’s #1 position in price-performance load balancers.

Aplication acceleration features such as compression and caching reduce network latency and optimize performance over existing ISP links.  The active/hot standby with stateful failover provides 99.99% high availability of application servers and removes the server load balancer as a single point of failure. The 5300’s server and application health check feature directs users to the best available resource. The intrusion prevention system (IPS) thwarts application-level threats, even with SSL-encrypted traffic.

 “The LoadMaster 5300 is a reflection of our customers’ needs and an impressive addition to the LoadMaster family of products,” said Peter Melerud, executive vice president of product management at Kemp.  “The 5300 increases optimization for Microsoft Lync and Microsoft Exchange and improves user experience, at a lower price point to its predecessor the 5500. Businesses of all sizes looking to improve website performance as they experience increased traffic loads can benefit from the LoadMaster 5300’s cutting edge technology.”

 The new LoadMaster 5300 will be shipping at the end of April 2012.