Remote computer imaging
With more companies switching to remote work, keeping endpoints up to date can be a challenging task. A remote cloud computer imaging solution allows you to deploy operating systems, applications, and software updates to user devices securely. This enables the flexibility to manage and support all endpoints in your environment — whether they are onsite or remote — from one central location.
What is remote computer imaging?
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What are the benefits of remote computer imaging?
Day-to-day IT tasks, from onboarding and offboarding to troubleshooting break-fix issues, can get complicated when users are spread across different locations. Being able to perform tasks like OS deployment reliably over the cloud enables IT teams to centrally manage remote PC lifecycles across the organization with ease.
IT admins can securely reimage, patch, and migrate user machines over their public cloud accounts
, from anywhere. You’ll no longer need to ship devices onsite first. It’s a secure, repeatable process that saves time and costs and helps to create a more efficient and productive endpoint environment.
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How do you ensure that remote deployments over the cloud are done securely?
You can choose a solution that’s designed to encrypt all communication between the remote client and the console, which may be facilitated via a cloud broker service. This can be done using HTTPS/TLS1.3, for instance. Data stored on the cloud broker service should also be encrypted at rest. Data encryption can be implemented by the enterprise cloud platform as well as by the solution itself via specific encryption.
Throughout the deployment process, customers should always be in direct control of their cloud service accounts. Data transferred to the client device should always be encrypted and accessible only with read-only access tokens. Once a remote deployment over the cloud is completed, all access information should be removed for security reasons.
What are the advantages of using cloud storage instead of local storage?
In general, storing company data on the cloud can be a more flexible, cost-efficient option since you only pay for what you use. Besides more robust security features like access control options and data encryption, using cloud storage comes with other advantages like effective multiuser collaboration and greater scalability for businesses that are growing rapidly.
For IT admins, cloud storage can also enable more streamlined endpoint management. If you reusing a computer imaging solution that allows you to leverage your business cloud storage account, you can deliver corporate images, software, and patches to remote endpoints over the cloud.
How do you choose the right remote
cloud computer imaging software?
When choosing the right cloud computer imaging software, look for one that comes with out-of-box cloud computer imaging and deployment features, as well as integration with third-party enterprise cloud platforms. This way, you won’t need to spend a lot of additional time and effort on configuring it to work for you.
For added flexibility, you also want a solution that allows multiple deployment options — over the cloud, via local network, and via offline media. This allows you to manage remote and onsite user devices centrally, using the same software. Other aspects to look out for are ease of use, functionality, technical support, and affordability. Make use of product demos and free trials to try out software before purchasing the one that best suits your needs.