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KEMP Announces Load Balancer for Kernel-Based Virtual Machine

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November 16, 2012

KEMP Announces Load Balancer for Kernel-Based Virtual Machine

By Oliver VanDervoort, Contributing Writer

KEMP Technologies is one of the top companies in the world when it comes to some of the more high end and complicated technologies on the market. Now the company has announced that its full line of LoadMaster load balancer/application delivery controllers (ADCs) are now able to fully support the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. The extra bit of good news included in this announcement is that because the KVM is based on the Linux operating system, there is very little overhead.

Kemp Technologies (News - Alert) has managed to turn its top of the line load balancer into quite a successful business thanks to partnerships with e-mail hosting companies as well as a whole host of different companies that are coming up with new and better uses for the load balancer all the time. KEMP is able to stay at the top of the market thanks in large part to putting together low cost solutions that are still known as high-performance with a ton of different features. 

Jonathan Braunhut, KEMP chief scientist was more than willing to tout the features that this new technology sports. "KEMP's experience in the load balancing market and understanding of hosting providers' needs were the driving forces in the decision to support the KVM platform. KEMP focuses on our partners' needs as we expand our global support and deliver on market requirements. KEMP's support of KVM advances our position as the leader in cutting edge load balancing technology."

This new tech, with KVM support means that more hosting providers will be able to implement the Layer-7 load balancing. The companies will also be able to use their hypervisor of their choice without needing to bring in a whole new load balancer. 

With this announcement, KEMP has simply strengthened their standing as the king of the infrastructure hill.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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