FASTEST DEPLOYMENT TIME
Independent benchmarking company, PassMark Software, concluded that SmartDeploy outperforms the competition. An end-to-end deployment with SmartDeploy, including image capture, takes as little as 36 minutes.
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THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
SmartDeploy merges established solutions with new, innovative approaches
Legacy solutions can be unreliable and inconsistent between Windows OS versions. Progressive solutions can be expensive and difficult to learn.
SmartDeploy reliably fulfills the core computer imaging and Windows migration tasks of disk imaging solutions, like Symantec Ghost, while expanding to meet modern IT demands addressed by expensive and complex progressive solutions, like Microsoft SCCM.
Built-in best practices, zero-touch remote deployment, and simple driver management allow SmartDeploy’s file-based imaging software to bridge the gap between the simplicity of legacy solutions and the capabilities of more progressive solutions.
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MODERN, FILE-BASED IMAGING SOFTWARE
SmartDeploy provides flexible image layering, hardware independence, and built-in best practices
One Golden Image
Leveraging virtualization for image creation, SmartDeploy’s modular, layered architecture allows a single image to be deployed to any device. You no longer need to create model-specific images to support various hardware devices over time.
Support any model
Seamlessly deploy your golden image to every hardware model you support without any extra effort.
We handle drivers
SmartDeploy handles driver challenges by providing model-specific driver packages, called Platform Packs. In this patented approach, only the precise drivers and software-specific settings required for a particular device are injected at deployment time. This approach allows the fastest, most reliable image deployment and highest endpoint performance.
LEGACY, SECTOR-BASED DISK CLONING
Traditional tools, like Symantec Ghost, require scripted installs or hardware specific images
Behind the times
Solutions like Symantec Ghost, Acronis Snap Deploy, and Dell KACE K2000 still use disk cloning technology that was developed decades ago. SmartDeploy uses standard Windows file formats and a modern hardware-independent methodology.
Some companies choose to avoid model-specific images by writing and running custom scripts after the baseline image is deployed. This requires a higher technical skillset and significantly more time. With SmartDeploy, one image can be deployed to any device without writing any complicated scripts.
An image for every model
With ghosting software, you must create and maintain a separate image for each computer model you support. Maintaining a separate disk image of each hardware model quickly increases your image library to an unmanageable size. With SmartDeploy, you’ll manage just one image regardless of the variation of models you support.
RAMP UP IS A CINCH
Download, learn, and start using SmartDeploy in less than a day
Ramp up time
Skill level required
SmartDeploy guides users through step-by-step wizards, with built-in deployment best practices, allowing technicians of any skill level to achieve success. Since the SmartDeploy trial is fully functioning, users pick up right where they left off with their evaluation once they have purchased. Most users are up and running within a few hours without requiring early or ongoing training.
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DEVICE DRIVER PAIN RELIEF
Our driver approach keeps your endpoints clean and your image from being bloated with unnecessary drivers
New Platform Packs released regularly
Our driver experts are continuously creating and updating our driver library and currently have support for over 800 business class models from manufacturer’s like Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Microsoft. Drivers are injected at deployment time instead of being contained in your image file giving you more flexibility.
Keep endpoints clean
Acronis Universal Deploy and third-party driver tools, inject large files with thousands of drivers on to each device you image. Driver selection is left to plug-and-play which can be unreliable when given such a large driver repository on the endpoint. SmartDeploy Platform Packs contain only the drivers necessary for the model you are deploying, nothing more and nothing less. This reduces the chances of BSOD due to the incorrect drivers being installed and keeps the endpoint from being bloated with extra files.
WORLD CLASS SUPPORT
We take support and your satisfaction very seriously