KACE Beats Symantec Ghost In New EMA Research on Deployment Solutions
White Paper Comparing and Contrasting KBOX Systems Deployment Appliance and Symantec Ghost Now Available
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – March 10, 2009 – KACE, the leading systems management appliance company, today announced the availability of a new whitepaper that reveals its KBOX Systems Deployment Appliance offers greater value than that of Symantec Ghost. Prepared by leading IT industry analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), the paper, titled “KBOX Systems Deployment Appliance vs. Symantec Ghost – Choosing an Enterprise Deployment Solution,” pits the vendors against each other in the areas of core architecture, functionality, and costs to help quantify value in the two deployment products.
“The ability to dynamically create gold master images coupled with automatic, agent-less implementation and configurable thin-images at a very cost-effective pricing model showcases the value that can be achieved from the KBOX Systems Deployment Appliance by KACE. EMA believes that it is this type of fully integrated deployment functionality that is poised to overtake imaging point products as the most prominent automated deployment solution,” the study states.
Deployment of IT assets is a critical core requirement of IT systems management and automated solutions have become indispensible tools for enterprises dependent on robust IT implementations. EMA research indicates nearly 80% of all enterprise IT consumers view automated deployment solutions as having greater than average importance in maintaining their infrastructures. This is because manual processes for provisioning, updating, and migrating IT resources are too cumbersome, time-consuming, and also unreliable to be effective with today’s complex IT requirements.
Details of the EMA research are as follows:
Availability of a new whitepaper titled “KBOX Systems Deployment Appliance vs. Symantec Ghost – Choosing an Enterprise Deployment Solution,” prepared by leading IT analyst firm EMA.
The purpose of the research is to compare and contrast the core architecture, functionality, and costs associated with the KBOX Systems Deployment Appliance and Symantec Ghost to help quantify value in the two deployment solutions.
The complementary white paper is available for download at:
KACE saves its customers both time and money. Systems managers from medium-sized enterprises are often forced to wear many hats throughout the day to work on a myriad of IT functions. KACE helps consolidate these functions by providing a single appliance for all projects, while delivering easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management that is affordable. The KBOX family of appliances fulfills all of the systems management needs of a medium enterprise, from initial computer deployment to ongoing management and retirement.
KACE™ is the leading systems management appliance company. The award-winning KBOX™ family of appliances delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management capabilities. KACE customers usually install in one day and enjoy the lowest total cost compared to software alternatives.
KACE is headquartered in Mountain View, California. To learn more about KACE and its product offerings, please visit http://www.kace.com or call 1-877-MGMT-DONE.
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