KEMP Technologies Expands European Operations with New Headquarters in Ireland

Ray Downes named EMEA general manager to lead office and sales efforts

Dec 07, 2010, 09:00 ET from KEMP Technologies

YAPHANK, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMP Technologies, a leading provider of affordable server load balancers and application delivery controllers, today announced the opening of its European sales and marketing headquarters in Limerick, Ireland. The opening of the new office is supported by the Irish Government with the aid of Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Ireland. To manage the office and lead European sales efforts, KEMP has appointed Ray Downes as general manager for EMEA.

As KEMP's general manager for EMEA, Ray will leverage his extensive channel development and IT sector experience from the past 20 years, where he has held several senior positions with networking companies. His experience includes international customer services manager for Cabletron Systems, EMEA; channel manager for Enterasys Networks and most recently, managing partner and co-founder at Arrosys a European outsourcing IT sales agency with offices across six countries. Ray is a graduate of Industrial Engineering at Limerick Institute of Technology and in Quality Management at the University of Limerick.

The Limerick operation will focus on KEMP's expansion in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. Currently, the company has over 3,000 customers worldwide with Europe accounting for one third of its market. Since 2000, KEMP has been a leader in affordable hardware-based and virtual-appliance-based server load balancer appliances and application delivery controllers tailored to meet the needs of businesses that rely on the Internet for e-commerce and business-critical applications.

KEMP is committed to helping its customers to streamline IT costs while reducing the risk of losing customers and revenue as a result of network downtime or increased traffic volumes. Its LoadMaster family of products optimize web infrastructure as defined by high-availability, high-performance, flexible scalability, ease of management and security. KEMP's LoadMaster product portfolio simplifies the management of networked resources, and optimizes and accelerates user access to diverse servers, content and transaction-based systems.

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Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation Batt O'Keeffe TD, said, "I am delighted to welcome KEMP Technologies to Ireland and to Limerick. KEMP operates in an emerging area of the ICT sector and the 25 jobs to be created in Limerick are all highly skilled in the areas of sales and technical support. Investment of this nature is in keeping with Ireland's Smart Economy reputation and I look forward to supporting KEMP as they develop their operations here."

Kevin Mahon, President of KEMP Technologies noted, "Ireland provides KEMP with all the necessary requirements for the establishment of its EMEA headquarters including a highly skilled workforce and access to an excellent research base at the University of Limerick, and the availability of competitively priced, technology equipped office space. KEMP in Limerick will focus on the development of the EMEA market. The successful establishment of the operation led by Ray Downes will enhance KEMP's ability to carry out advanced sales, marketing and customer support from a European base."

IDA CEO Barry O'Leary said, "The establishment of KEMP's operation in Ireland is in keeping with IDA's mandate to attract foreign direct investment in emerging areas. The Irish operation will manage all revenue streams from across the EMEA region. In addition to sales and marketing and technical support, the Limerick facility will act as a distribution point for KEMP's load balancers where they will be custom tested and configured on site prior to being shipped to customers across the EMEA region. I would like to offer the continued support of IDA Ireland to KEMP in the set-up and growth of its Irish operation."

About KEMP Technologies

KEMP Technologies is a leader in affordable server load balancer appliances and application delivery controllers tailored to meet the needs of businesses that rely on the Internet for e-commerce and business-critical applications. KEMP helps companies rapidly grow their business with 24/7 high-availability, better web infrastructure performance, scalability and secure operations – while streamlining IT costs.

Thousands of KEMP LoadMaster products are in use today to improve customer satisfaction by accelerating user access to business-critical web applications. Managed service providers also rely upon KEMP products to enable fast time-to-market and cost-effective operations for new and existing managed services.

KEMP's highly affordable LoadMaster products include Layers 4-7 load balancing, content switching and server persistence, SSL offload/acceleration, WTS load balancing and persistence with Session Directory integration, and application front-end capabilities (caching, compression, intrusion prevention system), plus one full year of product support – delivering industry leading price/performance value.

The company is headquartered in Yaphank, New York. For more information, visit, or call us at 631-345-5292.

Application delivery solutions are known as application delivery controllers (ADC), server load balancers (SLB), application front-end devices (AFE), web switches, content switches and application switches.

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