KEMP Technologies, a global provider of advanced Layer 2 – 7 Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) and application-centric load balancing, has announced that KEMP360 Central is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace to help organizations simplify and streamline application delivery management in Microsoft Azure.
KEMP360 Central’s enterprise-grade application delivery management complements KEMP’s Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) for Azure, which has been a certified solution since 2014 and has grown to become a top 10 Azure Marketplace offering. In the last 12 months alone, VLM for Azure hourly usage has grown by more than 15 times.
The KEMP360 product family enables enterprise customers to centralize visibility, control and monitoring of distributed application delivery services, such as load balancing and reverse proxy, across on-premises, hybrid and public cloud infrastructures. In cloud environments, these services would play a vital role for both native and migrated legacy applications, where preserving on-premises functionality can mean the difference between a costly application re-architecture, or being able to take full advantage of the benefits of the Azure cloud sooner.
“KEMP360 Central is a key part of our cloud-first strategy,” said Jeff Fisher, VP of Strategic Alliances, KEMP Technologies. “Continued integration with Microsoft Azure will allow us to further contextualize relevant data that the platform can expose. These innovations will lead to ongoing value that helps customers achieve optimized quality of experience for their Azure powered applications and services.”
KEMP has also extended the capabilities of KEMP360 Central to integrate monitoring and in the future, management of third-party DevOps-focused application delivery offerings such as NGINX and HAProxy in Azure. These capabilities would be critical given the tremendous adoption of Linux-based solutions in Azure, which Microsoft estimates now make up one of every three VMs deployed.
Moving forward, deeper integration of KEMP360 Central as well as KEMP’s flagship Virtual LoadMaster with current and future Azure solutions such as Azure Stack, would also simplify the migration of applications from on-premises legacy architecture to Microsoft hybrid and public cloud deployments.