08 October 2014
Press release

Announcing Acronis Snap Deploy 5: Now Twice as Fast as Before for Provisioning, Configuring and Reimaging Workstations and Servers

Now Including Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Surface, IT Departments Can Provision More Operating Systems and Devices

LONDON, UK, - October 8, 2014 - Acronis®, the global leader in new generation data protection, today announced the availability of Acronis Snap Deploy® 5, a tool trusted by over 27,000 organisations for system deployment and provisioning. Snap Deploy 5 increases IT, worker and student productivity by allowing educational institutions, corporate training centres, and any organisation responsible for large enterprise deployments to rapidly refresh workstations and provision mass deployment on devices.

With Snap Deploy 5, IT can refresh workstations and devices twice as fast, returning them to their standard configuration or deploy updates to thousands of machines as fast as they could provision one system. This ensures employees, students and other users can work from devices free of viruses, downloads or spyware attracted by a previous user. The product is also now compatible with Windows® 8.1 and the Microsoft Surface™ tablet, for additional flexibility.

"At my primary school, every two to three weeks we reimage about 300 workstations, ranging from Windows XP to Windows 7, so students can effectively work during labs or for class," says Tom Lawson, network manager with a UK-based primary school. "Without Acronis Snap Deploy, it'd take me a week to reinstall everything on a single computer. Now I can do 300 in three days, increasing my productivity and allowing me to focus on supporting students and managing issues that may crop up on the server. This is also important for my students with special needs, after each reimaging, their computers are exactly the same as before, diminishing confusion and letting them focus more on learning each day."

Acronis Snap Deploy 5 creates an exact system image of any standard configuration that an organisation chooses and deploys the image to multiple PCs and servers. Through a high-performance dispatch and central administration point, the product provisions rapid bare-metal initial deployments to many workstations and servers, and is ideal for on-going deployment to the same or different hardware in education, training, and lab environments. With its Acronis Universal Deploy feature, the product empowers IT managers to provision hundreds of workstations or servers, regardless of the architecture, as fast as they can provision just one. From setting up devices for a batch of new employees, to resetting school computers between new classes, Acronis Snap Deploy provides the flexibility to deploy to multiple operating systems including Windows Server, PCs, Microsoft Surface, and Linux®.

The award-winning disk imaging technology for Acronis Snap Deploy 5 is powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and creates an exact disk image of any standard configuration- the operating system, files and all applications- and simultaneously deploys the image to multiple machines in one easy step. Acronis Snap Deploy also automatically manages machine-specific configurations. Fueled by more than 100 patents, the Acronis AnyData Engine powers all Acronis new generation data protection products, allowing IT managers to use one or more products, or add on additional products based on their specific needs.

"Acronis Snap Deploy has been a popular, trusted and dependable solution for an established period of time, helping our customers and clients mitigate traditional risks of deploying images across dissimilar hardware and their environments," said Dafydd Evans, Business Development Manager at 101 Data Solutions Ltd. "Our Customers recognise the product's ease of use in counteracting business pains of deploying images, especially in this period of change. 101 Data Solutions believes this product fits nicely with our ethos, which is to provide our customers with high quality solutions that are reliable and designed to work.

Businesses know the costly implications of not replacing unsupported images with brand new images, Acronis Snap Deploy provides a solution that is easy to use for technical teams, a solution that operates within the constraints for financial controllers and a solution that gives the board, peace of mind with very limited impact on the business"

New features in Acronis Snap Deploy 5 include:

● 2X faster deployment

● Windows 8.1/2012 support

● Acronis Universal Deploy

● Windows tablet deployment

● Linux deployment

● Support of images prepared with Sysprep

● Site licensing option

● Acronis Backup format support

"Acronis Snap Deploy is a testament to our commitment to delivering simple, easy-to-use products for any organisations' new generation data protection needs," says Serg Bell, CEO of Acronis. "The new speed - twice as fast - in Acronis Snap Deploy 5 helps IT move even quicker to provision multiple machines. This is ideal for refreshing computer labs and diminishing workload on IT. It's a product our customers and partners can gain immediate value from."

About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for New Generation Data Protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure access solutions. Powered by the AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and safe backups of all files, applications and OS across any environment-virtual, physical, cloud and mobile.

Founded in 2002, Acronis protects the data of over 5 million consumers and 300,000 businesses in over 130 countries. With its more than 100 patents, Acronis' products have been named best product of the year by Network Computing, TechTarget and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning and replication.

For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com. Follow Acronis on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acronis.

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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