Kemp Technologies has launched a load balancer appliance optimized for Exchange 2010 and aimed at the small and midsize business (SMB) market. Loadmaster Exchange, the newest member of Kemp's load balancing and application delivery control appliances, is designed to support network traffic management for up to 250 users. Kemp is offering SMBs access to the appliances that were once the domain of the large enterprises that could afford them.
The Loadmaster Exchange can support six physical servers and 13 virtual services. It boasts up to 920 Mbps of layer-seven throughput and 25,000 L7 connections per second, plus SSL offload of up to 200 transactions per second. Kemp stresses simplicity as a core part of its marketing pitch -- to that end, the appliance is pre-configured for the most common Exchange 2010 deployments, with support for Outlook Web Access, Outlook Anywhere, and ActiveSync.