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Likelihood to Recommend

Elastic Load Balancing

We use Amazon Elastic Load Balancers to serve mobile applications and websites. It works really well. We have not had any problems until now. Last year we integrated the AWS ELB with the EC2 Auto Scaling and now we have a fully working elastic solution. We increase/decrease EC2s instances based on traffic over our load balancers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kemp LoadMaster

Kemp LoadMaster is an awesome product in load balancing or reverse proxy scenarios for Microsoft Exchange, but it can be used for other services too like ADFS, NPS, custom web applications, RDS farms, etc. The pre-authentication features also allow MFA to be used with products that don't offer a native functionality.Kemp VLM, the virtual appliances, can be deployed and configured very quickly. I'd say, a Kemp VLM pair[ed] with HA for an Exchange deployment can be set up in 2 to 3 hours.The Kemp LM is not supported as a reverse proxy for ADFS, although it could be used as such. But it can load balance Microsoft's Web Application Proxy instead, which is the native Federation Services proxy.
Markus Hengstler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Elastic Load Balancing

  • Good price for a complete load balancing solution
  • Very useful rules editor on listener
  • Working in conjuction with AWS WAF, is a good option to protect your applications
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kemp LoadMaster

  • Where the LoadBalancer excels is the multiple levels at which you can load balance servers. We currently use layer 7 LB, but others are available as well.
  • I particularly like the ability for the LB to know when servers are down, and if all are offline then you can create a redirect to a static HTML page or some other destination that is more informative.
  • The ease in which a service can be created and deployed using already pre-canned templates makes it a very convenient setup process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Elastic Load Balancing

  • There are not a lot of cons but we can mention the need to always check the quotas for the ELB
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kemp LoadMaster

  • Ability to 'clone' existing Virtual Services for rapid deployment of similar ones.
  • A better API for ease of automation.
  • Simplification of Certificate management.
  • Better explanations of Kemp implementations of industry standard protocols like VRRP (or CARP)
  • More control over device factory reset configuration and forcibly breaking HA pairs at boot time
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Elastic Load Balancing

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Kemp LoadMaster

Kemp LoadMaster 9.1
Based on 2 answers
I'm very pleased with the support I've received as well as the quality of the product.
Jared Lorz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Elastic Load Balancing

Elastic Load Balancing 7.0
Based on 1 answer
AWS Elastic Load Balancing has this trick. First, you need to know how it works. ELB is not the only piece here. ELB has a very close relation with AWS Target Groups. You create or select a target group every time you create a Load balancer. Target groups allow you to connect the load balancer to EC2 autoscaling groups, Lambda functions, or even a single EC2 instance. While this sounds complex, it becomes easy, once you know his tricks. Thanks to the user interface, managing a ELB is an easy task. The rules editor is really useful, although it will need a bit of improvement to some interface items
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kemp LoadMaster

Kemp LoadMaster 9.1
Based on 26 answers
Kemp makes it very easy to setup, configure and manage the LoadMaster without needing a lot of help from their engineers. The interface is very easy to understand and intuitive to use. We like how it is not complicated - I can easily have one of my techs login and they can figure out how to setup/configure virtual services for load balancing without needing a manual or tech support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Elastic Load Balancing

Elastic Load Balancing 7.0
Based on 1 answer
AWS gives you several support plans. On the free plan, you basicaly need to google for help, but the good news is that AWS Elastic Load Balancing works. We has more than 15 load balancers and we never run into a problem that require support. But you mght consider a support plan if you are going to do something more complex or critical
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kemp LoadMaster

Kemp LoadMaster 10.0
Based on 30 answers
Support has been easy to deal with; I have only need[ed] to contact them a few times during setup.Once its been in place and operational, we have not need[ed] to mess with the system [which] is a huge advantage. I like system[s] that do not break and require constant attention in a production environment.
Jim Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Elastic Load Balancing

We have not used any other solution out there in the market but our dev-ops team did deep research and AWS provided us the solution we needed to be cost-effective. Also, the decision to keep working with Amazon was strategic. We were already using other AWS features and [Amazon Elastic Load Balancing] integrates great with those.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kemp LoadMaster

We chose Kemp LoadMaster because it is 1/10 the price of the competition and MUCH easier to deploy and configure and WORKS. We have had ZERO issues with the product since installation. Their engineers and their sales team have both reached out post-install to check in and see if everything is working as expected.
Lou Melograna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Elastic Load Balancing

  • Cost effective
  • Single integration with different apps (websites, mobile app, etc)
  • Improved security
  • Allow to create different load balancers based: ALB, CLB, NLB
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Kemp LoadMaster

  • Stability from 2017 much improved over earlier years.
  • 2015 & 2016 the system caused more downtime than it resolved. 2017 downtime was improved by the system
  • Some issues, particularly with our simple (relatively) Exchange and network configuration ended up being very complex and difficult to resolve. Allow plenty of support time and insist on detailed failure analysis from he suppliers.
  • When running stability performs well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Elastic Load Balancing

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Elastic Load Balancing Editions & Modules

Edition
Application$0.02251
Network$0.0251
Gateway$0.01251
  1. Partial Hour
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Kemp LoadMaster

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Kemp LoadMaster Editions & Modules

Edition
VLM-500$2,0001
VLM-3000$4,0001
VLM-MAX$10,0001
VLM-500$1,7202
VLM-3000$3,0502
VLM-MAX$7,6102
  1. perpetual license
  2. per year
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