This feature benefits customers with a multi-site, geographically dispersed hierarchy using cloud distribution points. When an internet-based client searches for content, previously there was no order to the list of cloud distribution points received by the client. This behavior could result in internet-based clients receiving content from geographically distant cloud distribution points. Downloading content from such a distant server is typically slower than a closer server.
With cloud distribution point site affinity, an internet-based client receives an ordered list. This list prioritizes cloud distribution points from the client’s assigned site. This behavior allows the administrator to preserve their design intent for content downloads from site resources.