25 Jul

Imaging Tool Showdown – A guide for IT pros

SmartDeploy asked PassMark Software, a leading authority in software and hardware performance benchmarking, to evaluate some of the most popular imaging and deployment software on the market: Acronis Snap Deploy, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Symantec Ghost, and SmartDeploy.

In the complex landscape of IT management tools, it can be difficult to find, evaluate, and ultimately implement a perfect solution for your organization. For this reason, it is beneficial to have a third party dive into the products and conduct real-time tests that ultimately separate fact from fiction. PassMark Software is a leading authority in software and hardware performance benchmarking and testing. They are well versed in the IT world and understand the importance and integrity of high quality performance testing.

SmartDeploy asked PassMark to evaluate some of the most popular imaging and deployment software on the market: Acronis Snap Deploy, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Symantec Ghost, and SmartDeploy.

Four main tasks were performed and timed:

  • Create the image
  • Deal with device drivers
  • Create deployment media
  • Deploy the image

Ultimately, SmartDeploy took the lead in all of the tests. What this really translates into is that organizations are able to focus on more strategic projects, and cut out unneeded overhead just for image deployment.

Check out the full results of this PassMark study.

About the Author

Spencer Dunford
As General Manager at SmartDeploy, Spencer Dunford applies over 12 years of creative IT wisdom to find solutions that solve the most complex and unique challenges for customers. When he isn’t leading our stellar sales and support team, Spencer can be found exploring the mountains on skis or two wheels with his family, and finishing his day behind the grill in his never-ending pursuit of the perfect steak.

Comments are closed.