Workspace ONE UEM powered by AirWatch offers the peer distribution system as another method to deploy your Windows applications to enterprise networks. Peer distribution reduces the time to download large applications to multiple devices in deployments that use a branch office structure. Workspace ONE UEM offers two types of peer-to-peer options. You can either use the Workspace ONE peer distribution or a peer distribution that partners with Adaptiva.
Shortcomings of the default Software Distribution process
In the default software distribution process, the Workspace ONE UEM console deploys Windows applications from a secure file storage system or from a Content Delivery Network (CDN). Windows applications are large and it takes time for them to download to devices. Downloading of Windows applications can also increase the traffic on communication channels. Multiple devices use the channel to retrieve the large application simultaneously from the CDN or file storage. This constant traffic can hamper the network availability needed for other critical applications.
Benefits of using Peer-to-Peer Software Distribution
Peer distribution system benefits environments with specific characteristics, such as:
- Offices in remote locations with the low bandwidth.
- Offices that has a higher latency against the Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Device Services server.
- Enterprises that use branch office hierarchies.
- Enterprises that have multiple branch offices with many devices.