ANY DEVICE, ANYWHERE.
Introducing Layered Endpoint Management.
Like VDI, but executed locally.
Intelligent Desktop Management Software
One Golden Windows Image is the Key to Managing Thousands of Diverse Endpoints
LAYERED ENDPOINT Management
Layered management of Windows, applications, and device drivers
Build Each Layer on your IT Workstation
OS images, application software (Application Packs) and hardware drivers (Platform Packs) are stored logically and physically separate allowing a single golden Windows image to be deployed to any hardware model.
Create your OS image containing the Windows operating system, patches, and settings that you choose. Choose the Platform Packs for the models you support and we’ll handle drivers from there. Application Packs can be installed as part of deployment or pulled from a network server or cloud storage once the machine has been imaged.
Choose the Platform Packs for the models you support and we’ll handle drivers from there. At deployment time, SmartDeploy automatically applies the software image as well as the driver-specific information unique to your target device.
Create your image containing the Windows operating system, patches, and settings that you choose. SmartDeploy images are hardware independent and can be deployed to any hardware make and model.
Choose the Application Packs for the users or departments from the Application Library. The SmartDeploy team has packaged up many popular applications that you can download into your Application Library. You’ll need to create the Application Packs for applications where SmartDeploy cannot redistribute the software. SmartDeploy automatically applies the correct application packs to your target device.
Store the User Data Layer in your preferred Cloud Storage Provider, such as Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive. Or save a point-in-time backup to your network for migration to a new device.
Replace Any Layer, Any Time
The ability to decouple monolithic PC images into logically separate layers that can all be deployed, upgraded, and managed independently from each other provides the ability to do a Windows Migration by just replacing the OS layer; provision new hardware for a new hire by deploying the driver, OS, and application layers; replace the driver layer with a PC Refresh; or reimage just the OS layer in a PC Break-fix scenario. Centralized, single image management provides a modern and more efficient approach than distributed Windows deployment and application deployment tools.
It’s easy to get started.
DEPLOY USING CLOUD STORAGE PROVIDERS
Limited bandwidth or no VPN access? No problem.
Eliminate Connectivity Barriers
With SmartDeploy, you can leverage your Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or OneDrive for Business accounts as an image repository for deployment of Windows images, Application Packs , and Platform Packs. While cloud deployment enables customers to take advantage of storage they already have in place with these cloud storage providers, the major benefit is that end users do not have to be connected to the corporate network for IT to manage their endpoint.
SmartDeploy is different than most Windows deployment and software deployment tools in this regard. PCs can be anywhere — on or off the network in a local office, branch office, or home office, and connected through a wired or wireless connection. VPN connectivity is not required. Just like traditional Window deployment and software deployment tools, you can also use a network server as a distribution point as well as use DVDs or USB drives if needed.
The Best of All Worlds
SmartDeploy combines the best of SCCM, Symantec Ghost, and VDI
Everything you want, nothing you don’t
Legacy solutions, like Symantec Ghost, can be unreliable and inconsistent between Windows OS versions and modern hardware. Comprehensive solutions, like SCCM, can be unintuitive and difficult to learn and sustain. Centralized solutions, like VDI, can be expensive and lead to unhappy users.
SmartDeploy reliably fulfills the core computer imaging tasks from solutions such as Symantec Ghost, while expanding to meet modern IT demands addressed by powerful and complex progressive solutions, like Microsoft SCCM. Plus, SmartDeploy uses the principles of centralized single image management from solutions such as Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly Citrix XenDesktop).
SmartDeploy’s zero-touch endpoint management architecture bridges the gap between the simplicity of legacy solutions, the capabilities of more comprehensive solutions, and the innovation of centralized solutions.
Smartdeploy vs Microsoft Sccm
As powerful as SCCM…as easy as ABC
SmartDeploy can be downloaded and installed in minutes. The trial is fully functioning and most techs can get through a POC on their own in a matter of hours.
Setting up an SCCM test environment is a multi-day process requiring multiple servers and a dedicated physical or virtual network. POC’s often span months.
Most SmartDeploy users are up and running within a few hours without requiring early or ongoing training thanks to the step-by-step process.
Most companies require SCCM admins to have an SCCM certification. This requires taking training courses on how to plan, deploy, and administer SCCM. Ongoing training is also typically recommended.
SmartDeploy’s simple how-to videos combined with guided wizards allow technicians of any skill level to achieve success. The latest best practices are always baked into the process to minimize missteps. Many organizations successfully use SmartDeploy with one or two IT staff members.
With the SCCM certification requirement, most SCCM admins must have a high technical skill level. SCCM is extremely complex and powerful which means it requires administrators who know how to set it up and maintain it for proper use. Many organizations require several IT admins to make the most of SCCM.
New functionality is added to SmartDeploy multiple times per year. In most cases, the use is intuitive for those already familiar with SmartDeploy. When needed, quick how-to videos accompany new features. For this reason, ongoing training is not needed.
With a system as complex as SCCM, it is constantly changing and features are often being added or deprecated. Ongoing training is a necessity, as well as cross-training for proper coverage for vacations and travel. Substantial ongoing payments for security and critical updates should also be expected.
SmartDeploy is connected at your speed. It supports computers that are on or off the corporate network, and supports deployment and all other computer management features over both wired and wireless connections. SmartDeploy can handle whatever your network can handle.
With SCCM, PCs must be connected to the corporate network to communicate with your SCCM console. To manage remote or traveling users connected to the internet, it typically requires additional configurations, operational and infrastructure costs.
Understand the tradeoffs associated with a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
|yes||Single Image Management|
|yes||IT security and control|
|yes||HIGH productivity and endpoint performance|
|yes||Users CAN work while disconnected|
|yes||Implementation and ongoing cost: $|
|yes||Planning and setup time: 1-2 days|
|Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)|
|yes||Single Image Management|
|yes||IT security and control|
|no||LOW productivity and endpoint performance|
|no||Users CANNOT work while disconnected|
|no||Implementation and ongoing cost: $$$|
|no||Planning and setup time: 2+ months|