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Kemp LoadMaster

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Score 9.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Kemp LoadMaster is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Azure CDN

84%
6 Ratings
9.3

Kemp LoadMaster

93%
64 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Azure CDN

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Kemp LoadMaster

88%
4 Ratings

Usability

Azure CDN

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Kemp LoadMaster

91%
26 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Azure CDN

80%
2 Ratings
9.9

Kemp LoadMaster

99%
31 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Azure CDN

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Kemp LoadMaster

91%
1 Rating

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

Loadmaster is very powerful and flexible load balancer. Variety of options allows to create a complex network of rules and routes. During our website rollout Loadmaster allowed us to run multiple generations of the website simultaneously and seamlessly by doing the content switching on the fly. Powerful API allows easy integration into any development lifecycle.
Maxim Rubis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure CDN

  • New websites can be boosted up quickly
  • Easily scalable according to our performance requirements
  • Easy integration with other Azure services
  • You only pay for what you need
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

Azure CDN

  • For the longest time they didn't have a robust SDK. They have one now, but it could be better.
  • The different flavors of Azure CDN (Akamai, Verizon, etc) have different costs, but not well differentiated features. Might be confusing to new users.
  • I'm not overly familiar with it, but AWS does have a programmability in their CDN offering (Lambda @ Edge) and Azure doesn't seem to have an equivalent (Azure Functions is region-specific).
Erik Ralston | 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

Pricing Details

Azure CDN

General

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

Starting Price

Azure CDN Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Kemp LoadMaster

General

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

Starting Price

$1,720 per year

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
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Azure CDN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kemp LoadMaster

Kemp LoadMaster 8.8
Based on 4 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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 9.9
Based on 31 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

Implementation Rating

Azure CDN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kemp LoadMaster

Kemp LoadMaster 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The installation was straight forward. Once i installed it, their technical support team helped me with configuration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure CDN

More user friendly and it’s so easy to learn, the prices may be close to each other, but the service is excellent.
Ali Kazempour | 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

  • Azure CDN reduced origin instance load by removing the need to constantly serve large numbers of static files, meaning applications can be deployed with smaller/fewer instances.
  • Azure CDN reduces apparent load times to customers by serving cached files out of POPs in the local region of those clients, instead of requiring those clients to make multiple, lengthy requests through to the origin servers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kemp LoadMaster

  • We used Kemp LoadMaster for many projects. For a lot of customers, load balancers were too expensive or too complicated before we introduced Kemp products.
  • It's not a overly complicated product, so we were able to train many engineers on it and have them get a certification.
Markus Hengstler | TrustRadius Reviewer

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