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KEMP’s Load Balancers Optimise AWS Cloud Environments

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the most popular cloud platforms in the world and KEMP Technologies can help users to optimise their AWS cloud.

Organisations of all sizes look to the cloud, particularly Amazon’s, for its flexibility, scalability and cost savings. This is because AWS includes Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) which, along with the Amazon Route 53 DNS service, offers a scalable, multi-region and multi-zone service to direct client traffic to the best available resources.

However, in a blog by KEMP, a leading provider of load balancing solutions, the company has advised: “While ELB has many features which are sufficient for relatively simple deployments in AWS, there may be application environments which require significantly more functionality from a load balancing service.”

The Virtual LoadMaster for AWS (VLM for AWS) has been designed specially to cater to these situations. The KEMP solution excels with a deep and extensive feature set that has been developed over many years.

The blog states: “VLM for AWS is a virtualised version of the industry leading LoadMaster application delivery controller that is optimised for the Amazon cloud environment and can be rapidly deployed from the AWS Marketplace.”

The solution also features Web Application Firewalling (WAF), content caching, enhanced load balancing and session persistence options. VLM for AWS also integrates with LoadMaster GEO, a Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) solution to allow workloads to be load balanced not just between AWS zones and regions, but also with on-premise services (hybrid cloud).

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