Courier - Overview
Courier is a content delivery system. Content is stored centrally and delivered to sites that are running Courier endpoints. Courier chooses the most appropriate protocol for delivery, depending on network, bandwidth, QoS and firewalls. Courier supports multiple protocols such as HTTP, FTP and peer-to-peer.
Courier tracks and maintains sites, stored content and downloads and can report on their status in real-time.
Courier operates in two scenarios:
Cloud-based: Globally available Courier cloud service allows users to upload files from any location and then request transfers to any Courier-enabled sites. This provides a system where multiple third parties can leverage Courier to download files to support sites.
Closed network: An organisation (such as an exhibitor) can host a local version of Courier within their infrastructure and then use Courier to distribute files across their own private/internal network to sites. For organisations with high-speed private networks, this option provides a solution that allows them to leverage Courier for rapid delivery on their networks. Third parties can use a gateway to the organisation’s Courier to deliver files and permission to do this is under the organisation’s control.