Has your IT environment outgrown your system imaging approach? It’s no longer workable to simply capture a particular hardware and software configuration at a specific moment in time. A smarter approach to systems imaging these days is to layer atop the core image a set of unique drivers, updates, applications, configurations and user personalities.

Smart system imaging software uses automation that wraps around your traditional static image. This makes it possible to eliminate manual processes for building and maintaining gold master images for multiplatform OS imaging and deployments, saving you time for more strategic IT projects. Gold images are merely a starting point for systems deployment. Layered atop that gold image are the unique drivers, updates, applications, configurations and user personalities that turn a basic systems image into a viable user experience.

When you get the layers right, systems deployment becomes an infinitely malleable activity. All the building blocks to create any desktop — regardless of hardware or software composition — can be delivered the moment the system gets deployed.

We’ve put together a brief outlining five key steps to a better imaging experience for administrators and users:

  • Automation of manual imaging processes
  • Unification of image capture and storage
  • Customization through one or more task sequences
  • Imaging of multiple computers at the same time via multicasting
  • Ongoing support for further updates, configurations and new applications

For large-scale systems deployment across multiple remote sites, you need tools that provide fast, automated execution from any location. Once you streamline initial provisioning and ongoing administration of master system images and driver updates across diverse hardware platforms, you’ll reduce operational costs and ensure that connected systems remain up to date and secure.

Want a better systems imaging experience? Read the brief to learn a smarter approach.

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