KEMP Introduces Server Load-Balancing Appliance for Microsoft Exchange 2010

KEMP’s LoadMaster Exchange pre-configured for instant redundancy, high availability of Exchange 2010 services.

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KEMP Technologies has released its new LoadMaster Exchange (LM-Exchange) server load balancing and application delivery appliance. The newest member of its family of affordable load balancers, the KEMP LoadMaster Exchange addresses the high-availability and scalability demands of Microsoft Exchange 2010 deployments for businesses of up to 250 users.

Although all of KEMP’s server load balancing and application delivery controller (ADCs) products currently support and are approved by Microsoft’s Exchange Server 2010 qualification program for hardware and software load balancers, the LM-Exchange is the first product specifically designed and purpose-built for Microsoft’s Exchange 2010.

“For the smaller business that may not be familiar with load balancing technology, ease-of-use, and speed of deployment was our top priority in the design and development of this product,” said Peter Melerud, vice president of product management at KEMP. “For the vast majority of smaller enterprises, which will consolidate the primary Exchange 2010 server roles onto a pair of servers, the LM-Exchange can be deployed in less than five minutes, providing instant redundancy and high-availability for client access server (CAS) and other critical Exchange 2010 services.”

The LM-Exchange supports up to 13 virtual services and six real (physical) servers. To simplify installation, the LM-Exchange is pre-configured and optimized for the most commonly deployed Exchange 2010 server roles. Moreover, the appliance is designed out-of-the-box to support Outlook Web Access, Outlook Anywhere, and ActiveSync. The LM-Exchange includes all the key functionality that the typical Exchange 2010 deployment will require, including distribution of Exchange 2010 traffic load across and up to six servers, CAS server affinity (persistence), SSL offload, and application service and server hardware health checking with automatic failover upon detection of outages.

The LM-Exchange scales to support up to 250 Exchange 2010 users, with performance capacity of 920Mbps of layer-seven (L7) throughput, SSL offload of up to 200TPS, and can support up to 25,000 L7 connections per second.

Available now, LM-Exchange has an MSRP of $1,590 including the first year hardware maintenance and support. More information is available at www.KEMPtechnologies.com.