The Kemp Load Balancers are a fantastic series of products.
Just this month, Kemp announced that it is offering a free virtual load balancer.
This is a perpetually free license!
This is not a watered-down version of the paid product. Nor is it a watered-down version of the hardware appliance. This is a fully featured Layer-7 load balancer. The main drawback – it is throttled to 20Mbps throughput.
While this may seem restrictive, this is more than enough for any lab, proof of concept, or, for small production environment.
Why is Kemp doing this? Here is a quote from their website.
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“The availability of a proven free load balancer from a well-established company will enable many start-ups and QA/Dev teams to focus on the task at hand. They will no longer have to worry about addressing the trade-off between cost, quality and upgradeability associated with some open source and application-embedded load balancing solutions.”