06 June 2006
Press release

Acronis Snap Deploy 2.0 Simplifies The Mass Software Distribution in Enterprises

Deployment tool allows deployment to different hardware, supports 64-bit Windows OS

June 6, 2006, Burlington, MA — Acronis, Inc., the technological leader in storage management software, has updated its system and software deployment application, Acronis Snap Deploy 2.0, adding features that make the deployment process even more flexible. The product now includes Acronis' state-of-the-art technology that allows the IT manager to deploy systems with dissimilar hardware simultaneously. The product, which also offers 64-bit Windows support, now makes it faster than ever for an IT manager to deploy a single software configuration to dozens or thousands of systems simultaneously, regardless of hardware, significantly reducing IT costs and improving productivity.

Among the updates to Acronis Snap Deploy 2.0 are:

  • Acronis Universal Deploy — Complete deployment flexibility by ensuring that image can be restored to any hardware or virtual machine
  • 64-bit Windows support — Use one application for both new and old systems
  • Customizable deployment options:
    • Target disk utilization — allows the IT manager to deploy a master image as is keeping the same disk size as on a master machine or using the entire had disk on the target PC by resizing the image to match the new hard disk
    • Post-deployment operations — allows the IT manager to choose what action should be performed on the target mach after the deployment is completed
  • New media builder — IT managers can use the media build feature effectively to build three types of media: an ISO image that can be burned to a CD, DVD or disk drive; a bootable configuration that can be placed on an a Microsoft Remote Installation Server, and multiple configurations that can be burned onto a single CD that can be used for deploying various systems
  • Enhanced Acronis PXE Server — IT managers now can specify the default configuration and timeout after which the configuration will begin to boot

"IT departments today need to be more nimble than ever before," said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. "Downsizing over the past few years has left fewer technical staffers to deal with a greater number of systems, both physical and virtual. Acronis understands the challenges IT departments face today, particularly in large enterprises where infrastructures have grown while the size of the IT staffs have diminished. Acronis Snap Deploy makes the IT manager's job less complex and reduces costs by making it easier to deploy new systems and get new employees productive."

"Acronis Snap Deploy 2.0 certainly came to the rescue of the Manpower office in Calgary, Alberta," said Mike Armstrong, IT Technician. "We operate six week training sessions for approximately 18 potential employees where we teach them to run various computer applications," "At the end of the class, we have to have each of the 18 computers back to a pristine condition so that the next class will be able to go through the training. Prior to using Acronis Snap Deploy, preparing each computer was a long, labor-intensive process that ran well into the night, impacting our IT department's productivity.

"Acronis allowed us to automate the multicasting of a new image to each machine so that now we can prepare for a new class in just a matter of minutes," he continued. "The time savings is significant and allows us to be far more productive. As a company that built its business on making its clients more productive, we see this as an ideal solution for IT managers who need to deploy images to multiple systems on a regular basis. Acronis has far exceeded our expectations."

List price for quantity 1 Acronis Snap Deploy 2.0 is $19.99. List price for Acronis Universal Deploy is $9.99. Each system to be deployed requires its own license. Volume discounts are available. The products are currently being shipped.

About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 15 offices worldwide and employees in 50+ countries. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at www.acronis.com.
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