Load Balancer Solutions for Microsoft Lync
Business Need:Network Installation and Monitoring
Works With:Microsoft Lync 2010, Microsoft Lync 2013, Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Microsoft Lync Server 2013
Industry Focus:General - Applicable to All
KEMP Technologies Load Master Load Balancers fully support Microsoft’s key solutions and are “Approved” by Microsoft.
KEMP’s LoadMasters optimize traffic for Microsoft Exchange, Lync, SharePoint and Windows Terminal Services (WTS) improving application response times and user capacity.
KEMP has installation documentation, configuration templates and migration guides for specifically for Microsoft Exchange 2010, Lync Server, SharePoint and Windows Terminal services enabling users to quickly configure and deploy their Load Balancers in a Microsoft environment.
An enterprise highly available deployment of Microsoft Lync Server requires deploying multiple servers in Front End pools, Director pools, and or Edge Server pools, Load balancing is necessary when using multiple servers in a pool and a Load Balancer distributes the traffic among the servers. Microsoft Lync Server 2010 supports two load balancing solutions:
• DNS load balancing
• and hardware load balancing.
You can choose different load balancing solutions for each pool in your deployment. Hardware load balancers are also required to provide load balancing for the internal and external web services when DNS load balancing is used.
The KEMP LoadMaster combines versatility with ease-of-use to speed deployment (see our step-by-step guidelines in the LoadMaster Deployment Guide for Load Balancing Microsoft Lync 2010) of the complete portfolio of advanced messaging applications and protocols used by Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Layer 7 health checking at the LoadMaster ensures that should one of the servers become inaccessible, the load balancer will take that server off-line, while automatically re-routing and reconnecting users to other functioning servers.
Load Balancer Solutions for Microsoft Lync has not been reviewed by any customers.
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