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?
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.
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.
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.
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.