KEMP announces first load balancer and ADC to run natively within Cisco UCS
Cisco IVT Certified LoadMaster operating system for Unified Computing System (UCS) enhances enterprise application performance and availability
24 June 2013 – KEMP Technologies has announced the availability of its LoadMaster Operating System Software (LMOS) for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). The KEMP LMOS for UCS is fully Cisco IVT (Interoperability Validation Testing) Certified and is the first ADC and Load Balancer OS to run natively within the UCS blade server fabric without requiring a server virtualization hypervisor.
Cisco customers can now install KEMP’s high-performance load balancer operating system with Layer 7 traffic management and optimization on any Cisco UCS server to increase application performance and reduce network traffic congestion through its tight integration with the UCS fabric. More than 20,000 enterprises worldwide already rely on the Cisco UCS platform to deliver a converged data centre infrastructure for computation, networking, storage access and virtualization resources across a wide range of applications.
“KEMP’s LoadMaster for UCS is a game changer in the ADC market,” said Peter Melerud, EVP of Product Management at KEMP Technologies. “By delivering a full featured ADC running natively inside the UCS fabric, it gives Cisco customers the unique ability to leverage their existing hardware investments and deliver increased application performance, by eliminating the need for external third-party ADC and Load Balancers.”
KEMP’s LMOS for UCS is easily installed on a B-series or C-series UCS server as a ‘host’ ADC operating system, leveraging UCS’s high performance computing, I/O and fabric infrastructure. Operating natively within the UCS fabric, the LoadMaster decreases application latency, improving performance and allowing for high-speed communications between server workloads. LoadMaster for UCS offers Layer 4 and 7 server load balancing, SSL offload and acceleration, data caching and compression along with a Layer 7 Intrusion Prevention System and security features including pre-auth, single sign-on and persistent logging.
KEMP LoadMaster for UCS has been approved by Cisco for its SIP (Solution Incentive Program) – providing additional incentives for Cisco’s channel partners.
KEMP is demonstrating the new LoadMaster for UCS at this week’s Cisco Live in Florida on booth #1439
For more information on KEMP’s LoadMaster interoperability with Cisco UCS B-Series Blades go to http://kemptechnologies.com/server-load-balancing-appliances/loadmaster-for-ucs/overview
About KEMP Technologies
Since 2000, KEMP Technologies has been a leader in the application delivery controller and load balancer market, used by thousands of enterprises that consider IT, e-commerce, web and business applications as mission-critical to their long-term success. KEMP helps enterprises rapidly grow their business by providing 24/7 infrastructure availability, better web performance and secure operations – while streamlining IT costs.
KEMP’s LoadMaster products include Layers 4-7 load balancing, content switching, server persistence, SSL offload/acceleration, and application front-end capabilities (caching, compression, intrusion prevention system), plus one full year of product support – delivering industry leading price/performance.
For more information, visit www.kemptechnologies.com