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Macmillan boosts email performance with new load balancing technology


Fast, reliable, round-the-clock communication is critical for leading UK charity Macmillan Cancer Support to manage its 1,500 office staff and homeworkers doing valuable work to help thousands of people affected by cancer.

After exploring various options to help keep their IT system running smoothly, Macmillan has implemented LM-2600 LoadMaster appliances from KEMP Technologies, which ensure a fast response and maximum uptime for Macmillan’s Microsoft Exchange email users.

The new technology means that users are automatically connected to the highest performing Exchange server and if one becomes inaccessible, traffic will be re-routed.

Leigh Bradford from KEMP commented: “Charities such as Macmillan rely on high-performance and reliable distributed IT systems to support their staff and volunteers. Load balancing has traditionally been seen as a big ticket item for large corporates, but there is growing demand from mid-sized organisations for affordable solutions, particularly for core applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Lync.”

Click here to access a full case study that explores why Macmillan chose this solution, how they went about installing it and what the benefits have been in terms of  performance and availability of its Microsoft Exchange email servers.

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