KEMP Technologies, a load balancer technology provider, recently revealed that its GEO LoadMaster now includes two new features, site resiliency and global load balancing. The new offering has been designed to ensure seamless failover and failback support for optimal use of load balanced applications including Microsoft (News - Alert) Exchange, an email hosting solution.
Whenever there is a service disruption or site disaster, responses to DNS queries both for single or multiple FQDNs are delivered automatically. These responses are based on defined policies in order to minimize impact and the need for manual intervention.
In a statement, Jonathan Braunhut, Chief Scientist at KEMP Technologies, said: "We know businesses need high-level performance of web-based applications as they expand across multiple geographic regions and multiple datacenters. This technology is clearly the next step to best serve customers of all sizes." "For those customers that are using Microsoft Exchange, a wholesale site failure requires technical expertise to perform the failover successfully and restore service before problems occur and productivity is lost.”
He further added, “With our GLM's site resiliency feature, server availability is automatically restored without requiring additional technical expertise, complementing ongoing problem-solving efforts of the IT staff."
The load balancer also enhances the end-user experience as it distributes user traffic to geographically dispersed data centers through use of regional or location-based load balancing algorithms.
After identifying traffic patterns across multiple data center locations, the GEO LoadMaster distributes it accordingly, serving as a another tier to the resiliency and reliability capabilities offered by this solution at minimum cost. At this time, it is currently available for purchase and includes a first-year hardware maintenance and support agreement.
In related company news, KEMP Technologies has signed a distribution agreement with Interlink (News - Alert) Communication Systems Inc., allowing the company to utilize its line of LoadMaster server load balancers and application delivery controllers.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein