KEMP Technologies

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KEMP Technologies
Industry Server Networking
Founded 2000
Headquarters 600 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10020
Key people
CEO: Ray Downes
CMO: Peter Melerud
CFO: Rich Willemin
Products Application delivery
Load balancing

KEMP Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2000 in Bethpage, New York and operates in the application delivery controller industry.[1] The company creates load balancing products which balance user traffic between multiple servers in an organization, business or managed service provider’s infrastructure.

In 2010, KEMP opened a European headquarters in Limerick, Ireland.[2] Edison Ventures, Kennet Partners and ORIX Venture Finance invested $16 million into the company for research and development, sales and marketing in early 2012.[3]

In April 2014, KEMP announced a further investment in its Limerick Operations to expand from 30[4] positions to 80.


KEMP Technologies load balancer software with over 22,000 enterprise customer[5]s that need high availability, scalable and secure e-commerce, web and collaboration applications. This enables customers to scale their operations by delivering applications with Layer 4-7 high availability, optimized performance and secure access and also offering users platform flexibility across hardware, software and cloud ADC solutions. The product line supports Microsoft services such as Exchange 2010[6] and Lync 2010.[7] The company also offers geographic[8] and virtualized[9] load balancing.

In September, KEMP announced[10] it was joining the OpenDaylight Open Source SDN Project.



Kemp's LoadMaster product is a load balancer[11] built on its own software platform called LMOS that runs as a Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) or can be shipped on a Kemp built hardware switch.

In 2013, Kemp announced that it was adding Pre-Authorization, Single Sign-On (SSO) and Persistent Logging to its product range as a TMG alternative[12]

VLM For Azure[edit]

In March, 2014, Kemp announced availability on the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform (the first load balancer available there) of the VLM for Azure LoadMaster,[13] a virtual load balancer.


In May, 2015, KEMP announced and launched the world's first SDN adaptive load balancer.



  1. ^ "EMA Radar for Application Delivery Controllers and Load Balancers: Q4 2011". Enterprise Management Associates. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Kemp Tech Announce Euro HQ in Limerick". Limerick Post. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Investors bet $16 million on growth in application delivery market". Network World. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  4. ^ Newenham, Pamela (1 April 2014). "Kemp Technologies to create 50 new jobs in Limerick". Irish Times. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Gee, Mike. "US-based KEMP Technologies moves further into channel with partnering success story". ARN (ARN). Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kemp Intros Microsoft Exchange Load Balancer". InformationWeek. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Lync 2010, Load Balancing, & Bandwidth". Windows IT Pro. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Inside KEMP's GEO LoadMaster Geographic Load Balancer". Web Host Industry Review. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  9. ^ "Kemp Technologies Virtualizes LoadMaster Technology". GawkWire. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  10. ^ Tozzi, Christopher. The VAR Guy ( Retrieved 8 September 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ Bovberg, Json (11 June 2013). "KEMP Provides Smart Load Balancing". Windows IT Pro. 
  12. ^ "KEMP Technologies Adds Pre-Authorization, Single Sign-On (SSO) and Persistent Logging to Load Balancers as TMG Alternative". The Wall Street Journal. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013. . In 2014, Kemp expanded ESP 2.0 to provide more features.
  13. ^ "KEMP Technologies Expands Commercial Availability of Best-in-Class L7 Load Balancer Integrated Within Microsoft Azure". Market Wired. 27 March 2014.