Zeus launches a network load balancing virtual appliance for VMware environments

Zeus Technology has been one of the first companies adhering to the new VMware Virtual Appliances Certification Program, launching its Extensible Traffic Manager (ZXTM) as virtual appliance in the Virtual Appliance Marketplace.

ZXTM is a traditional network load balancer Zeus is already selling as appliance and software-only solution. It’s able to handle incoming traffic and balancing it across a cluster of machines, virtual or physical.

Usually virtualization.info doesn’t cover virtual appliances releases but Zeus ZXTM VA is expected in near future to offer a more tight integration with VMware management products, as emerge from official announcement:

“In launching the Virtual Appliance Network, VMware has made a bold play to create an ecosystem of solutions that will help organizations deploy and manage a completely virtualized datacenter environment,” said Paul Di Leo, CEO, Zeus Technology. “By joining this programme, Zeus is able to help VMware customers improve the performance and resilience of their virtualized applications, giving them greater control over security, provisioning and traffic management.”…

It’s a tool worth to monitor.