December 18th, 2012 [Kemp] Strategic partnership brings Kemp’s virtual appliances to Artisan’s customers building private and public cloud solutions
NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2012 – Kemp Technologies today announced it has signed a strategic partnership with Artisan Infrastructure, the wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider. Through the partnership, Kemp’s LoadMaster virtual server load balancers are now available in Artisan Infrastructure’s Certified Solution Ecosystem. This allows Artisan Infrastructure partners to deliver Kemp’s LoadMaster to end customers in need of high-performance load balancing, as part of their cloud hosted service bundle. The partnership also presents an opportunity for Kemp to provide more value to the overall MSP market.
Kemp’s load balancers automatically and intelligently manage user traffic and applications to deliver high-availability, high-performance, flexible scalability, and ease of management within virtual infrastructures. Artisan’s Cornerstone vPDC enables solution providers to retain complete autonomy to deploy and manage their own cloud solutions, leveraging true enterprise-grade infrastructure supported by VMware and NetApp.
Kemp Technologies’ LoadMaster is the first virtual load balancer certified and approved in Artisan Infrastructure’s best-of-breed ecosystem. Joint channel partners now have an easy method to deliver high availability load balancing, safely and securely, within the Cornerstone virtual Private Data Center platform (vPDC). Furthermore, combining Kemp’s LoadMaster virtual appliance in Artisan Infrastructure’s vPDC, with a LoadMaster physical appliance on the end customer’s physical premise enables load balancing of hybrid cloud deployments.
“Our MSP partners’ suite of hosted cloud solutions and services continues to grow both dynamically and in scale. As those solutions become larger and more diverse, the demand for load balancing continues to increase,” says Steve Williams, vice president of corporate development for Artisan Infrastructure. “Certification of Kemp’s LoadMaster virtual appliance fulfills that demand. Availability of LoadMaster and ease of deployment from our Certified Solution Ecosystem enhances the value Artisan Infrastructure provides our MSP partners.”
“We are excited to be part of the leading edge ecosystem Artisan Infrastructure has established,” says John Spears, senior director of strategic alliances at Kemp Technologies. “Kemp’s virtual solutions allow MSPs to offer Load Balancing-as-a-Service, ensuring high availability and top line performance for their customers. Moreover, Artisan Infrastructure is committed to offering the highest level of support resources, which aligns with Kemp’s own customer philosophy.”
About Artisan Infrastructure
Artisan Infrastructure is the wholesale Infrastructure-as-a Service provider, based in Austin, Texas. Through Cornerstone, Artisan’s virtual Private Data Center (vPDC) platform, customers maintain complete control, autonomy, security, and visibility when building their own private and public cloud solutions. Cornerstone scales from single site, secure multi-tenant environments to highly complex dedicated infrastructure on multiple continents. With Artisan Infrastructure, customers eliminate the complexity, capital and operational costs, of building and maintaining best-of-breed, geographically redundant data centers that infinitely scale. Customers leverage a neutral ecosystem of independent software vendor templates allowing immediate turn up, trial and deployment of cloud solutions faster and more affordably. Customers include national and international IT Solutions providers, SaaS developers, PaaS providers, ISVs, VoIP providers, and value added resellers. For more information, visit www.artisaninfrastructure.com.