Marlow, UK – 10 November 2014 – edgeNEXUS, the UK provider of advanced load balancing technology, today announced the general availability of its latest release, the Accelerating Load Balancer Extreme (ALB-X) v4. ALB-X delivers significant feature and performance enhancements, enabling organisations to improve the performance, scalability and reliability of their applications. With unprecedented ease of use, ALB-X can be implemented in a matter of hours with users only requiring a basic level of technical expertise to configure the product to meet their load balancing needs.
“Load balancers are an essential requirement to everyday application stacks such as Microsoft Exchange and Lync, web-based CRM and ERP applications, as well as external customer-facing websites. Therefore it’s essential that load balancers are easy to deploy, simple to configure and straight forward to manage,” commented Greg Howett, CTO, edgeNEXUS. “The edgeNEXUS ALB-X strips back load balancing complexity and is engineered and designed for an outstanding user experience. It is the epitome of plug-and-play.”
With an emphasis on both usability and high performance, edgeNEXUS is focused on simplifying the complexity surrounding advanced load balancing, which have long required dedicated, and specialist technical expertise to deploy and manage. As the market continues its transition to Software Defined Networking, there is increasing demand on the network requiring administrators to better understand and deploy application services, without the inherent complexity in network infrastructure.
Key features of the ALB-X v4 include:
In addition, ALB-X v4 features a new user interface which elegantly combines modern, clean design with a refined and intuitive navigation. Initial client feedback has been extremely positive with particular praise given to the new status page which allows users to monitor active connections and throughput to each server in close detail, for great control over service delivery.
Greg Howett concludes: “Our ethos is simple; to deliver the features that customers need in a format that they can effectively access and use. This informs all our product development. We’ve seen from other vendors that maintaining that balance can be complex; however we believe that edgeNEXUS ALB-X v4 successfully combines enterprise-class, feature-rich load balancing with a refreshingly simple and intuitive user experience.”