Acronis releases new version of Snap Deploy

Disaster recovery and data protection vendor Acronis has released the latest version of its Snap Deploy solution.

According to an announcement released by the company, Snap Deploy 4 assists IT administrators to copy exact images of data, including operating systems, and move them from one device to another.
The product is meant to help customers backup of the various operating system and servers on a network through a standard “master image”, according to the statement.

The company suggests the product can be used for such tasks as on-boarding of new employees, computer-based training exercises in classroom environments and company mergers and acquisitions that necessitate the deployment of a master image across new environments.

This latest version allows for custom configuration on a per-machine basis, and support for VMs with the ability to deploy directly from VHD files.

Acronis Snap Deploy 4 is licensed per machine or can be purchased per deployment in batches. Pricing starts at AU$35 per workstation license and $159 per server.

Acronis distributes in New Zealand through Ingram Micro. (It also distributes its retail products through Mindscape).