Cloud technology distributor, rhipe (ASX:RHP), has added KEMP Technologies’ application delivery software to its portfolio of cloud offerings.
KEMP said the partnership gives rhipe service providers access to its Layer 7 load balancing and application delivery controller (ADC) technology to assist application availability, scalability, security, management, and performance in the cloud.
The new licensing offerings include service provider licensing agreement (SPLA), per-seat billing, and a variety of metered and tiered consumption-based options.
The vendor said the licensing models would enable cloud service providers to offer cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) application delivery without up-front investment in traditional, legacy hardware or virtual ADC appliances.
“Rhipe provides partners with a complete end-to-end cloud solution, helping them grow and thrive in the emerging cloud economy,” said rhipe CEO, Dominic O’Hanlon. “Our latest strategic partnership with Kemp Technologies enables our more than 1,800 service providers across Asia Pacific to get access to advanced technology that optimises application delivery in the cloud, giving them yet another layer of sophistication and functionality to add to their toolset.”
A KEMP Technologies spokesperson said the vendor was able to help rhipe MSPs and their customers get the most from cloud infrastructure and deliver a reliable and optimised user experience.
“Application delivery in the cloud is increasingly in demand by partners, and KEMP stood out as a company with advanced cloud-ready technology and an innovative approach to consumption and licensing,” O’Hanlon added.
“The biggest challenge is to stay ahead of emerging technology trends while navigating complex licensing structures and infrastructure requirements.”
In addition to the new partnership, KEMP Technologies has also announced the release of its KEMP360 product, designed for application delivery management across the traditional enterprise, and to assist migration to virtualised and hybrid cloud environments.
KEMP VP for Asia Pacific, Norbert Kiss, said that built-in load balancing capabilities were extremely limited in Azure and other public cloud services, and it was not feasible for many enterprises to move their workloads at scale to public cloud environments.