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

WOBURN, MA – October 7, 2014 — / — Acronis®, the global leader in new generation data protection, today announced the availability of Acronis Snap Deploy® 5, the new version of the famous tool already trusted by over 27,000 organizations for system deployment and provisioning. Snap Deploy 5 increases IT, worker and student productivity by allowing educational institutions, corporate training centers, and any organization responsible for large enterprise deployments to rapidly refresh workstations and provision massive deployment on devices.

With Snap Deploy 5, IT can refresh workstations and devices twice as fast as the previous version of Snap Deploy, returning them to their standard configuration or deploy updates to thousands of machines as fast as it takes to manually provision one system. This ensures employees, students and other users can work from devices free of viruses, downloads or spyware attracted by previous users. 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 class,” says Tom Lawson, Network Manager with a UK-based primary school. “Without Acronis Snap Deploy, it would take me a week to reinstall everything on a single computer. Now I can configure 300 computers in three days, increasing my productivity and allowing me to focus on supporting students. This is also important for my students with special needs, whose computers stay exactly the same after each reimaging, 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 organization chooses and quickly 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 trusted and reliable solution for almost a decade, helping our customers quickly and simply provision multiple machines across multiple architectures,” says Katie Toy, Account Manager for Small and Medium Business at Softmart. “Its ability to seamlessly tackle specific IT challenges and increase productivity have made it a highly demanded product and increased our overall business. Its ease of use and simplicity make it an easy choice to offer to our customers when they are looking for deployment and provisioning tools.”

New features in Acronis Snap Deploy 5 include:

  • Two times faster than the previous version of Snap Deploy
  • 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 in delivering simple, easy-to-use products for any organizations’ new generation data protection needs,” says Patrick Hurley, General Manager for North America at Acronis. “The new speed – twice as fast – in Acronis Snap Deploy 5 helps IT move even faster  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 is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

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Acronis International GmbH
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Source: Acronis, Inc.