Desktop Central 7

Windows的桌面管理軟體

Distribution Server for Bandwidth Optimization

Most Businesses today are spread across the globe. As Network Managers you need to ensure the computers at your Head Office and Branch Offices are monitored alike. You will also need to manage the computers of roaming/mobile users who connect to your network via Internet.

The version 6 of Desktop Central added support for managing desktops that are geographically distributed from a central point. However, each managed computer will directly communicate with the Desktop Central Server for pulling the instructions for performing desktop management activiteis and to update the status back to the server irrespective of whether they are in the LAN or WAN. This uses considerable bandwidth when you deploy a software or deploy patches, which forces you to push these updates during off hours to save bandwidth for business operations.

Version 7 addresses this problem with the introduction of distribution servers. Distribution Server help you plan and control bandwidth utilization and associated costs. The figure below depicts the architecture for managing computers across WAN:

Desktop Central WAN Architecture

The Distribution Server located at the remote location synchronizes the Configuration/Patch/Software repositories with the Desktop Central Server located at the Main Office at specific intervals. Now the WAN agents installed on the  desktops at the remote location can download the patch/service pack/software from the Distribution Server locally within the Remote Office LAN. This mechanism clearly addresses the bandwidth related issues and also improves the efficiency and control-level that network managers/administrators can exercise on the remote machines.

Advantages

  • Low bandwidth utilization
  • No separate VPN infrastructure is required.
  • Secured communication between the Server and the Agent.
  • Centralized management of computers from a single console.

Is this feature available to all?

This feature is available only in the Enterprise Edition at an additional cost. Contact sales@manageengine.com to upgrade or visit our Online Store for pricing details of Enterprise Edition.

However, the existing users can still upgrade to Desktop Central 7 using the Upgrade Pack and continue to manage the computers across multiple locations in the same way as they are currently managing. They will not be able to select the Distribution Server option while adding a Remote Office.

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