Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Approves KEMP Load Balancers

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – KEMP Technologies today announced that its LoadMaster products are now approved by Microsoft’s® Exchange Server 2010 qualification program for hardware and software load balancers. KEMP’s LoadMaster product portfolio, now optimized for Exchange Server 2010, delivers reliable server load balancing, application delivery and built-in SSL acceleration at affordable pricing.
Load balancing is necessary with Exchange 2010 to achieve fault tolerance and optimal performance. With Exchange 2010, client connections are now handled by the Client Access Server (CAS) and both external and internal Outlook connections must be load balanced across the array of CAS devices to ensure performance. The KEMP LoadMaster family simplifies deployment of the complete portfolio of advanced messaging applications and protocols used by Exchange 2010. With built-in SSL acceleration and offloading, the LoadMaster improves CAS capacity. Moreover, the Layer 7 health checking ensures if one of the servers becomes inaccessible, the LoadMaster will intelligently take the server off-line, while automatically re-routing and reconnecting users to other functioning servers.
“We continue to expand our support and services to customers and we are pleased to be approved by Microsoft for Exchange 2010, delivering low-cost load balancers without adding extra costs and features that customers just don’t need,” notes Peter Melerud, KEMP’s co-founder and VP of product management. “Our LoadMaster products easily integrate with Exchange and other Microsoft server applications such as MS Windows Terminal Services (WTS), Office Communications Server (OCS), Lync and Sharepoint to maintain high availability and optimal performance.”
Only select vendors are eligible for Exchange Server 2010 qualification and the program is designed to ensure interoperability between vendors such as KEMP and Microsoft in a consistent and supportable manner. The portfolio of hardware-based LoadMaster products as well as KEMP’s Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) for Hyper-V™ is all approved for Exchange Server 2010. All KEMP’s products include a comprehensive first year warranty and technical support agreement with pricing starting at only $1,490. For more info, go to KEMP Technologies Exchange 2010 Deployment Guide.