05 Sep

Video: Windows deployment now and then

VIDEO: Traditional or legacy methods of performing Windows deployment included creating a sector-based copy of a device to store and keep for future deployments. But modern imaging and deployment solutions, like SmartDeploy, provide a file-based image for deploying devices. With single-instance storage and separation of hardware and software information, IT pros can deploy one image to any device.
In the first part of our whiteboard series, I explain the differences between Windows deployment methods and describes how imaging has evolved through the years.

Traditional or legacy methods of performing Windows deployment included creating a sector-based copy of a device to store and keep for future deployments. But modern imaging and deployment solutions, like SmartDeploy, provide a file-based image for deploying devices. With single-instance storage and separation of hardware and software information, IT pros can deploy one image to any device.

Learn more about how SmartDeploy compares to legacy imaging solutions, like Symantec Ghost.

About the Author

Aaron Suzuki
Aaron has spent his entire career as an IT consultant. Rising at the age of 26 to the role of President for a regional Internet application development firm, Aaron led the company successfully through the economic downturn of the early 2000's. From there, he moved to a broader technology business opportunity, taking on the revival of an ailing Seattle-based IT firm where he acted as the Director of Business Development. Aaron co-founded Prowess in 2003 and co-founded SmartDeploy in 2009. As the CEO, he helps create and instill process in production and management. He is responsible for the ongoing operations of the business, including day-to-day management. Aaron drives the strategic direction of the company, and he is the primary liaison to the Advisory Board.

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