Manage Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with Kemp LoadMaster

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops enable IT teams to gain control over virtual machines, applications and security while also providing anywhere-access for any device through the Citrix StoreFront service. Load balancers are an essential complement to these VDI environments by providing a central connection point between users and the application.

What is Kemp LoadMaster?

Kemp LoadMaster is a drop-in load balancer that includes pre-defined templates for common Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environments to greatly simplify deployment and ensure optimal security and performance. LoadMaster offers significant TCO savings and is supported by a team that regularly achieves 99% customer satisfaction rating.

Kemp’s LoadMaster load balancers now provide templated, turn-key optimisation and security for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. The new application templates from Kemp help Citrix customers more easily ensure the resilience, performance and scalability of their Citrix virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI). Kemp provides more simplified configuration, enhanced technical support and lower TCO for load balancing Citrix VDI deployments. The pre-defined templates for common Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop environments help ensure optimal security and performance. This includes robust capabilities to detect infrastructure outages, offload encryption overhead, and provide additional layers of security through advanced user authentication systems such as two-factor authentication (2FA).

Compare Kemp LoadMaster with other solutions
VDI deployments can be complex enough and the last thing we need is for the deployment or cost of the load balancer to add to that complexity. Kemp load balancers are top notch, giving customers the performance, licensing and support they require in an ideally scoped package that fits perfectly into their technical and licensing requirements.
Brian MunroeMTI Global Group

How does it work?

In a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment, the Kemp LoadMaster sits at the edge (behind a firewall) and accepts connections from remote clients, load balancing connections across the available StoreFront servers.

The LoadMaster manages the authentication to the external authentication systems such as Active Directory or RADIUS. When Storefront returns the ICA file to the client, LoadMaster intercepts and modifies the information with the appropriate load balanced VDI server information.

Increased Simplicity

Drop-in replacement for Citrix Gateway (NetScaler) in Citrix StoreFront environments

Better Value

Significant TCO savings of up to 85%

World-Class Support

Proven and supported by Kemp’s exceptional customer service team

Our application load balancing templates for Citrix combined with Kemp’s flexible deployment options and world-class support services mean Citrix customers can realise an optimal application experience and reduce the TCO for their for VDI environments.
Peter MelerudCo-founder and chief strategy officer for Kemp