Kemp LoadMaster Virtual ADC
There are 3 components to KEMP’s Application Delivery-on-Demand Framework that Enterprise architects will be able to leverage for optimal application-on-demand delivery:
Integrating KEMP ADC technology into emerging SDN solutions
KEMP’s evolving Application-Delivery-on-Demand Framework is central to a successful SDN solution. It is not KEMP’s intent to become an SDN controller or a broader application/network orchestrator, but be configurable by orchestrators and provide invaluable network and application visibility.
ADCs are frequently seen as a L4-L7 “middlebox” and therefore not part of the active SDN interplay. However, there are a number of direct connections points to SDN that add value from an Application Delivery point-of-view. These are reflected in KEMP’s SDN strategy:
As NFV continues to gain traction, both inside and outside of CSP customers, the ability to facilitate service insertion and chaining across a variety of “middlebox” services will inherently increase in popularity. KEMP forecasts that with this, the ADC in general will organically become more pervasive. KEMP’s ADCs, however, will particularly become more prevalent by continuing to ensure that exposed APIs seamlessly integrate into various NFV and automation frameworks. This will result in the ADC serving not only as a mechanism to ensure that traffic flows are targeted at healthy endpoints but also as an active participant contributing to the seamless instantiation and retiring of network services as needed.
The ever-expanding support for the “LMOS” Operating System across an increasing array of Bare Metal, Blade, Virtualized and Cloud-based platforms will allow ADC technology to be delivered WHERE Enterprise customers want whether that’s in a private, public or hybrid cloud infrastructure. When it comes to network infrastructures in theenterprise, there is no one-size-fits-all and KEMP envisions encompassing the majority of platforms leveraged by the Enterprise ecosphere. Keeping with KEMP’s core value of providing the RIGHT features at the RIGHT price for the RIGHT applications, KEMP’s ADC technology will be delivered the way Enterprise customers want.