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Mastering System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager by Brett Bennett, Peter Daalmans, Santos Martinez

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Chapter 5

Cloud Integration

Ever since the release of Configuration Manager 2012 Service Pack 1, you can use Windows Azure cloud services to host cloud-based distribution points. Cloud-based distribution points allow Configuration Manager administrators to provide content to Internet-facing clients quickly and easily, without having to deal with the complexity of setting up Configuration Manager site systems in a perimeter network. Just like on-premises distribution points, cloud-based distribution points can be managed individually, or they can be members of distribution point groups.

Cloud-based distribution points have many benefits; for instance, they can be used for fallback content location. In addition, the provisioning of content on cloud-based ...

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