Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Load Balancer
KEMP Technologies Load Master Load Balancers fully support Microsoft’s key solutions and are “Approved” by Microsoft. KEMP’s LoadMasters optimize traffic for Microsoft Exchange, Lync, SharePoint and Windows Terminal Services (WTS) improving application response times and user capacity.
KEMP’s Load Balancers provide high-speed load balancing and content switching with application acceleration, data compression, content caching, SSL offload/acceleration, network traffic optimization for robust Microsoft Workloads.
KEMP has installation documentation, configuration templates and migration guides for specifically for Microsoft Exchange 2010, Lync Server, SharePoint and Windows Terminal services enabling users to quickly configure and deploy their Load Balancers in a Microsoft environment.
One of the many advantages that a KEMP Load Masters offers is the ability to provide Microsoft Network’s high availability failover protection built in at a cost that is little more than a layer 3 switch. KEMP Technologies Network Load Balancers are in a price bracket that affords even moderately sized enterprises the ability to provide high availability, traffic optimization and scalability to their Microsoft Workloads like much larger enterprises do.
An enterprise highly available deployment of Microsoft Lync Server requires deploying multiple servers in Front End pools, Director pools, and or Edge Server pools, Load balancing is necessary when using multiple servers in a pool and a Load Balancer distributes the traffic among the servers. Microsoft Lync Server 2010 supports two load balancing solutions: DNS load balancing and hardware load balancing. You can choose different load balancing solutions for each pool in your deployment. Hardware load balancers are also required to provide load balancing for the internal and external web services when DNS load balancing is used. The KEMP LoadMaster combines versatility with ease-of-use to speed deployment (see our step-by-step guidelines in the LoadMaster Deployment Guide for Load Balancing Microsoft Lync 2010) of the complete portfolio of advanced messaging applications and protocols used by Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Layer 7 health checking at the LoadMaster ensures that should one of the servers become inaccessible, the load balancer will take that server off-line, while automatically re-routing and reconnecting users to other functioning servers.
The entire KEMP LoadMaster product family, including the Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) supports Microsoft Lync 2010, and includes a comprehensive first year warranty and technical support agreement. To learn more about how KEMP's Loadmaster can be used as part of your Microsoft Lync Deployment please register for a free full functional trial below.