KEMP Technologies has today said it’s Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) for Windows Azure is available for the South African market.
According to the firm, the VLM LoadMaster for Azure offers layer-7 application delivery that exceeds Azure’s built in load balancer. It is simple to provision within the Azure IaaS platform via the Azure management portal. It runs natively on the Windows Azure IaaS platform, unlike competitors’ solutions that merely direct external traffic to the Azure network.
The release is expected to empower local firms to extract maximum benefit from the investment in Windows Azure Cloud to bolster operations.
Speaking on the readiness of the SA market for the service, George Zervos, EMEA Sales Director, KEMP Technologies said, “The launch of LoadMaster for Azure is about empowerment and adding immediate value to companies that embrace the dynamics of cloud, and want to leverage off the increased level of performance and throughput that this technology promises.”
The VLM is KEMP’s first application delivery controller to meet the unique architectural challenges of Azure and to add the needed application-layer traffic management capabilities.
Adding Layer-7 load balancing to the Windows Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform enables high availability, persistence, health checking and scalability to production applications running in the Windows Azure Cloud.
“KEMP has a long history of working with Microsoft to optimise business-critical applications,” said Peter Melerud, EVP of Product Management at KEMP Technologies.” As Microsoft continues to announce more enterprise services for Azure, application-aware load balancing within Azure will become increasingly vital for productivity in the cloud. We are proud to partner with Microsoft to provide the first Layer 7 load balancer to deliver high performance application availability to Azure users.”