SmartDeploy Enterprise Improves Windows OS Migration Solution

Enhancements hardware-independent imaging solution adds flexibility, robust customization

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Prowess, an IT management solutions and services provider, has updated its SmartDeploy Enterprise that helps enterprises economically deploy all versions of Windows, including Windows 7. SmartDeploy Enterprise is a hardware-independent imaging solution for any enterprise that wants to reduce the cost, time, and IT effort required to perform OS and application deployment.

The new release updates the underlying deployment environment, most notably an upgrade to Windows PE 3.0 that gives customers even greater flexibility, easier integration with more IT management solutions, and more robust customization capabilities. Other improvements include a simplified evaluation and license activation process.

“Saving time and money on complicated, technical tasks is invaluable to businesses because they are able to focus on more strategic projects,” says Aaron Suzuki, CEO, of Prowess. “SmartDeploy’s critical differentiator is the hardware-independent technology and imaging process that, working together, reduce the effort and expertise that other deployment solutions require.”

Leveraging a wizard-driven interface that guides users through the steps, SmartDeploy does not require dedicated infrastructure, networking, or hardware. SmartDeploy uses a virtual machine to build a custom reference computer that can include the OS and any desired applications. An image is then captured and subsequently deployed to any computer across the organization’s network with a single toolset, saving IT professionals on the time it takes to migrate to any version of Windows (including Windows 7) at each individual workstation.

Additionally, driver packages for business-class computers are included as part of support and can be created by request if it isn’t already available. Because it is the only imaging solution licensed per IT technician rather than per desktop, SmartDeploy offers good value for deployment to both desktops and servers.

By using the latest imaging technologies, less time is spent on transferring complex data, and the image library is significantly reduced by separating hardware from software images. The primary installation created as a virtual machine serves as a reference system, making network updates are easy to manage. By properly and frequently updating images, the risk associated with deployment is reduced and endpoint security improves.

SmartDeploy Enterprise supports all Windows operating systems from Windows 2000 SP4 forward, enabling maximum efficiency, compatibility, and flexibility. SmartDeploy has a free, fully-functioning trial and related product resources located here.

SmartDeploy Enterprise is available immediately starting at $2,295 per technician for unlimited deployment and includes one year of basic support.