High quality load balancer at a reasonable price
December 23, 2020

High quality load balancer at a reasonable price

Jared Lorz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Kemp LoadMaster

We are currently utilizing Kemp LoadMaster to load balance our web shops and internal tools and have integrated it with various third-party tools such as Azure DevOps, Redis, and Kubernetes. While invisible, it is being utilized to manage traffic across the entire organization. I've used competing load balancers previously and Kemp LoadMaster is the simplest, most efficient load balancer I have used in my 25 years in the tech industry. It allows SSL acceleration as well as a great way to load balance via VS or SUBVS options. The way I'm able to consolidate environments into groups such as demo environments, test environments, and production environments with an at a glance view is indispensable. The cost is the best price on the market, in my opinion, and the support team I have access to is excellent.
  • Load balancing
  • Virtual service management
  • Statistics
  • Alerting
  • Managing environments in groups
  • Statistics and graphs are a little outdated
  • Configuration changes have to be saved granularly
  • Very cost effective. We've purchased multiple since the original physical pair were installed years ago.
I've used F5, and the architecture of the F5 BIG-IP platform seemed a bit restrictive and less than ideal for my load balancing needs. F5 BIG-IP was much more complicated and integrated than Kemp LoadMaster. Configuring the Load Traffic Manager, Global Traffic Manager, Application Policy Manager, Application Security Manager, Advanced Firewall Manager, and Policy Enforcement manager as well as Carrier-Grade NAT took extremely large efforts. In comparison, Kemp LoadMaster was simple to configure.

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Azure DevOps Server (formerly Team Foundation Server)
I've already recommended Kemp LoadMaster to my peers in the organization. For the price, quality, and simple learning curve, Kemp LoadMaster cannot be beat. In addition to using it for Redis, Kubernetes, and web servers, we're also using it for http to https redirection and SSL acceleration. As far as high performance virtual load balancers and reverse proxys go, I couldn't be more pleased with the results. It also helps us direct traffic among our many Elastic clusters as well as monitor the amount of traffic we are sending to each. It's nice to have a holistic solution that provides such great value at such a reasonable cost.

Using Kemp LoadMaster

10 - Kemp LoadMaster is used by our web development and IT/infrastructure teams to manage multiple web shops as well as warehouse management systems.
10 - We utilize several Kemp LoadMaster throughout the organization. For my portion of the organization, about 10 people are managing Kemp LoadMaster with skills ranging from IT, infrastructure, development, R&D, and warehouse management.
  • Keeping 100% uptime on all of our web shops
  • Keeping 100% availability of our web management systems
  • Certificate management, http to https, ssl acceleration
  • Managing workloads to Kubernetes worker nodes
  • Managing Redis traffic
  • Managing Elastic traffic
I'm very pleased with the support I've received as well as the quality of the product.