Pros and Cons of a cloud-based DP

A customer asked about the benefits of using a Windows Azure-based distribution point.  Great question!


  • Content is encrypted by CM site before being sent
  • Azure can be scaled up/down to meet increasing/decreasing demand
  • supports BranchCache clients



Azure DP does not support PXE, multicast, OSD, app-v streaming, task sequences, packages that run from DP. Also no ability to prestage content