2018-06-13T08:03:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Kemp LoadMaster?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Kemp LoadMaster, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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SB
IT Director at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-13T20:51:00Z
Dec 13, 2021

Each and every organization that hosts applications should have this solution. I would rate this solution as nine out of ten.

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reviewer1486944 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Administrator II at Lincoln Land Community College
MSP
Top 20
2021-01-13T17:20:00Z
Jan 13, 2021

The Kemp LoadMaster just works. It is extraordinarily difficult to suggest any changes that might improve its feature set. Go with Kemp, you won't regret it!

Fernando Zart - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Optiwan
Reseller
Top 20
2021-01-06T21:58:02Z
Jan 6, 2021

This is a very competitive solution - they have a very solid product and it's cheaper than other solutions. There is no need to look at anything else because of the cost and you have an especially good product to do simple things.

reviewer1475775 - PeerSpot reviewer
VP/CTO at StarNet Solutions, Inc.
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-17T05:37:00Z
Dec 17, 2020

Overall, the product has covered what we needed and even offered some additional features. It's really hard to say what can be improved when we do not have any complaints, to begin with. I just have to say that even Microsoft named Kemp their preferred load balancer for Microsoft Exchange in the past.

reviewer1475778 - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Computers & Telephone System Infrastructure at Techjet
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-17T04:55:00Z
Dec 17, 2020

At this time, the only features that the organization needs are the synchronization of emails to mobile devices and Outlook, so overall, we are satisfied with this product. I would definitely recommend the product to my friends.

DK
Head Of Technology at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-21T02:33:08Z
Nov 21, 2020

The load balancer that we're using right now is for having a tougher load balance between all the services. Very soon, we are looking forward to rolling out a serverless platform on Azure so that we remove the dependency on DevOps configurations and having this container management hub. We will move to a virtual load balancer. They have offered us a pretty competitive price. We are not using all the capabilities. We are only using a subset. We are in touch with their team, and they are very collaborative. I would definitely recommend this solution to others. If they're looking out for a load balancer for a cloud or on-premises deployment, Kemp LoadMaster definitely works. I would rate Kemp LoadMaster a nine out of ten. It is hard to find a thing to complain about.

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Network and System Administrator at Guardian Capital Group Ltd
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-09T16:16:00Z
Nov 9, 2020

My advice is to use Kemp's support to help with the initial setup. It is included in the initial cost and it makes sure that best practices are used. Keep up with the support because it's worth it. I am currently happy with everything.

FV
Manager of Technology Architecture and Information Security at J.F. Shea Co., Inc.
Real User
2020-11-05T19:12:00Z
Nov 5, 2020

The LoadMaster is very easy to set up, configure, and manage. We have been using it for almost 10 years and are still very happy with this solution.

reviewer1447500 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Specialist at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-11-02T03:12:00Z
Nov 2, 2020

It's a great product to use if you need to balance multiple sites and applications. It is easy to set up, the support engineers are top-notch, and it is cost-efficient as well.

reviewer1446381 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator 2 at PUBLIC SCHOOL AND EDUCATION EMPLOYEE RET
Real User
2020-10-30T20:03:00Z
Oct 30, 2020

I recommend Kemp to all, product works great and makes jobs easier.

JimRyan - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at SWITCHCRAFT INC
Real User
2020-10-30T17:53:00Z
Oct 30, 2020

The Kemp load balancer is well suited for an on-premise Exchange system, either at one location or at two. It is also suitable to use for balancing web site traffic between systems.. Kemp works well when used with two or more units in a multi-site environment I have not found a solution that the Kemp will not handle well.

reviewer1446387 - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Routeware, Inc.
Real User
2020-10-30T13:48:00Z
Oct 30, 2020

Go with Kemp, you will thank me later.

reviewer1444170 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at Rochester Regional Health
Real User
2020-10-27T17:35:00Z
Oct 27, 2020

I would advise that you use the virtual appliances if you can. We did have a hardware failure twice on our original physical appliances and it is a bit of a vulnerability to go down to one LoadMaster while the other one is in the shop. I can't think of any services I would like to add, as I haven't come across a situation where I wanted it to do something that it couldn't do. It's been a great reliable product for us, and I would recommend it to anyone!

reviewer1444182 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Services Manager at dSPACE GmbH
Real User
2020-10-27T15:48:00Z
Oct 27, 2020

I don't know what feature could be made better, as it is working really well.

reviewer1443234 - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Lead at Colan Infotech Private Limited
Real User
2020-10-27T09:18:00Z
Oct 27, 2020

I need to work on the Kemp cloud-based product, as I don't have experience with it.

reviewer1443177 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and System Administrator at Kliniken Maria Hilf GmbH
Real User
2020-10-26T21:04:00Z
Oct 26, 2020

Its a Kemp it works great.

reviewer1443183 - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator Senior Supervisor at Xceed
Real User
2020-10-26T12:46:00Z
Oct 26, 2020

Basically, Kemp covers every critical thing that must be needed to complete the task at hand.

reviewer1441917 - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-10-24T00:48:00Z
Oct 24, 2020

It is a great product and service support is awesome.

reviewer1441854 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Analyst at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-10-23T19:38:00Z
Oct 23, 2020

The VLM appliances boot insanely quickly, which is really impressive. During power cycles, we only drop between two and three pings to the devices.

reviewer1442190 - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Manager at Larson Engineering, Inc.
Real User
2020-10-23T18:38:00Z
Oct 23, 2020

I love this product ad definitely recommend it to others. I know that it can do much more than I use it for. So far, I have not looked into other features but I am planning on expanding the usage in near future. I am getting some updates from them about added features to the product. I will be working on a few more projects and planning on using it for these.

AI
Director of IT at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-06-29T19:07:00Z
Jun 29, 2020

Its a nice and easy NLB to set up and operate on a day to day basis. I highly recommend it.

JS
Network Administrator at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-02-12T08:38:14Z
Feb 12, 2020

Check for the complete needs of your entire network system. In order to configure things, you will have to first draw out your connections before you implement it. This solution is good and it's reliable but there are things to improve. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

MohamadBadran - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-27T06:20:00Z
Oct 27, 2019

This product does what is advertised. In terms of the value you get for the amount of money you pay, this is the number one solution. For anybody who is implementing this solution, there is nothing to worry about. This product is mature, the documentation is there, and the support is very good. My recommendation is to get the virtual appliance instead of the hardware because it is easy, and that's what we have experience with. You get the same features and it is easy to scale and add more resources. I would also suggest taking a backup of the configuration just in case they misconfigure something later. It is a complex configuration and if something goes wrong when somebody is changing it, it will break the traffic. You should be very careful when making changes to the configuration. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

it_user1069098 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at Base It
Consultant
2019-10-24T04:52:00Z
Oct 24, 2019

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. To make it a perfect ten out of ten it would need better connection logging. If there is an active connection, then there is better logging. It should also have better management monitoring tools. They have great technical documentation on their website. That would be my recommendation if someone needs to implement Kemp Technology products.

Jakob Kvistgaard - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-06-13T08:03:00Z
Jun 13, 2018

I rate it at eight out of 10. There are many features that are missing or poorly implemented and things that you simply cannot do. The product is very much “as is”, and people need to be aware of that. If you don’t want these limitations, there are other products on the market, but they are typically a bit more expensive. Kemp products are very good load-balancers but are lacking in features compared to its competitors.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Dec 13, 2021
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reviewer1475778 - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Computers & Telephone System Infrastructure at Techjet
Dec 17, 2020
The product definitely provides what the organization needs and its cost is reasonable considering the value it brings.
reviewer1475775 - PeerSpot reviewer
VP/CTO at StarNet Solutions, Inc.
Dec 17, 2020
At $2,500 USD, this is absolutely a fantastic buy for the money!
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Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Dec 13, 2021
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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reviewer1475778 - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Computers & Telephone System Infrastructure at Techjet
Dec 17, 2020
Our primary use case is to synchronize mail to mobile devices and specifically, the Outlook application on laptops. I have a virtualized environment that contains Exchange Server 2016 and I need a service in the DMZ that knows how to handle emails that have arrived, as a reverse proxy product. My employees are using mobile phones like Samsung. They need to be able to send and receive emails anywhere with their mobile phones and laptops, so now, for about one year, we are working with Kemp and the users are satisfied. There is no complaining, as they had done before.
reviewer1475775 - PeerSpot reviewer
VP/CTO at StarNet Solutions, Inc.
Dec 17, 2020
Our primary use is to provide application load balancing for inbound SMTP mail and webmail for Microsoft Exchange. We have also used the product to load balance Citrix applications and delivery controllers. In our Citrix environment, it is much easier to implement, manage, and use versus Citrix's own Netscaler that we have used in the past.
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