Local businesses and users in South Africa can access webinars (online information sessions) recorded and hosted by KEMP Technologies, a global manufacturer of server load balancers and application delivery controllers.
These webinars are online information sharing sessions that delve into the requirements for server load balancing technology in applications like Exchange 2010 / 2013 and Lync.
KEMP has brought together experts from around the world – mostly Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVP’s) – to talk about the need for Server Load Balancing when deploying Exchange or Lync applications in an organisation.
These educational webinars are delivered free to interested organisations or individuals once they have registered for download or for a LIVE webinar event.
KEMP’s MVP Webinar series is accessible through KEMP’s partner websites or through key industry web portals. KEMP is now extending this educational campaign into the South African market.
The MVP Series of Webinars facilitates in-depth discussion on key topics including how to deploy server load balancers in Exchange and Lync solutions as well as the different load balancing requirements between Exchange 2010 and 2013.The MVP series is made up of “Live” webinar events as well as recorded Webinars that can be watched by individuals at their leisure once they register online.
The basic idea with server load balancing is to share incoming connections across multiple hardware devices. For example, with back-end applications such as order processing, billing and customer management being integrated into complete supply-chain, web-enabled applications, website reliability, scalability and performance is essential.
To deal with this, server load balancers or Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), provide the ability to direct traffic to the best performing, most accessible servers based on factors such as concurrent connections and CPU/memory utilisation. If a server or application fails, the user is automatically re-routed to another functioning server.
In the case of Exchange 2010, changes Microsoft has made to its core server architecture including the use of Exchange Client Access Server (CAS) to handle client connections, make load balancing necessary to automatically re-route and reconnect users to optimised servers to avoid poor performance and deliver high availability.
Server load balancing also helps to optimise the performance and resilience of Lync; and unlike Exchange, Lync has to support real-time VOIP traffic flows that are jitter- and latency-sensitive.
Paul Luff, Sales Manager at KEMP Technologies, says our live online events have attracted as many as 800 registrations from organisations worldwide with hundreds attending the actual webinar.
“We are encouraged by the availability of these information-rich sessions that provide insightful, valuable content about a growing marketplace,” says Luff. “These valuable resources add impetus to our goal of driving awareness and education around the benefits of server load balancing in any organisations that relies on high availability of its network infrastructure and applications