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Kemp LoadMaster

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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure CDN

If you are looking for a secure, easy to manage, solution to store and distribute your content around the US and/or world, the Azure CDN may be the right solution. The only thing I would caution users on is that once your content is published and distributed it cannot be easily refreshed on the endpoints. Instead, you are at the mercy of the default time to live when the content was first uploaded.
Andrew Mills | 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

Azure CDN

  • Easy to use and customizable settings.
  • You pay according to your resources usage.
  • High speed and security CDN with great support team.
Ali Kazempour | 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

Azure CDN

  • Unlike Cloudfront, Azure CDN does not yet support WebSockets.
  • Limited options for deploying endpoints that support authentication.
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

Azure CDN

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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

Azure CDN

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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

Azure CDN

Azure CDN 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Great support from the team whenever we're stuck. Very proactive in resolving issues and also making changes as per the requirements of the organization.
Maria Carver | 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

Azure CDN

Azure CDN is certainly the favorite when you're already working in Azure like us. CloudFront has programmability and should obviously be considered first if you're already on AWS. I've seen use of CloudFlare for one-off sites (EG, my friends who are WordPress people and are intimidated by Azure and AWS).
Erik Ralston | 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

Azure CDN

  • The speed at which we could stand up the CDN and push content made this significantly faster than putting together our own file server and pointing a CDN URL to it. The ease of management, from a plethora of free tools, allowed me to quickly get users up to speed on both Windows and Mac based PC's.
Andrew Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Azure CDN

General

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

Azure CDN Editions & Modules

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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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