The software deployment phase of application lifecycle management includes not only
the physical installation and deployment, but also tasks such as training, documentation,
etc. Software deployment tools address the preparation of the software for installation
as well as the actual deployment of the software.
Software deployment can entail the deployment of individual applications, tools or
utilities, or complete systems. For example, provisioning of new user desktops
as well as servers is often undertaken by the deployment of the complete software
configuration as a disk image. With the advent of virtualization, software deployment
tools are required to handle both physical and virtual instances. In a virtualized
environment, software deployment tools encapsulate the applications from the
operating system and other applications. For example, with VMware's ThinApp software
deployment tool, the entire application and its virtual operating system is delivered
as a single EXE file.
TechXtend provides software deployment tools and solutions from a number of
leading software companies, such as Acronis, Flexera Software, ScriptLogic, Prowess,
VMware and others.
Software Deployment Tools & Products
Software deployment tools from TechXtend include:
Dell Desktop Authority:
Desktop Authority provides a centralized automated solution for software deployment across the enterprise that helps lower the cost of desktop ownership. Desktop Authority provides a straightforward, comprehensive platform to both deploy and update software.
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- Acronis software deployment solutions:
Acronis Snap Deploy and Universal Deploy products provide a comprehensive solution
for the deployment of software to workstations and servers across the enterprise.
Using Acronis' disk imaging technology, these solutions create exact disk images
of the standard configuration, including the operating system and all applications.
Software deployment is then initiated by sending the image(s) to multiple systems
at the same time. This makes Acronis tools ideal for software deployment for rapid
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- Flexera AdminStudio:
Software deployments and OS migrations are among the riskiest functions for IT.
Deploying a poorly prepared or tested software package can crash mission-critical
applications, slow productivity, and send help desk costs soaring. AdminStudio
allows IT to quickly prepare reliable virtual and MSI packages for error-free
rollout with leading software deployment solutions. AdminStudio provides the
automated tools needed to ensure MSI packages deploy successfully, regardless
of the software deployment tool used. It combines powerful MSI repackaging,
customization, testing, and virtualizing technologies with Web-based process
management tools to significantly cut IT costs and increase software's reliability.
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- SmartDeploy Enterprise:
SmartDeploy Enterprise helps IT professionals perform software deployment
through more efficient execution of system imaging tasks. Among other benefits,
the tool helps keep deployed images up-to-date with less effort for faster
software distribution; it simplifies deployment of software and patches
associated with the system images, and enables system image and software
deployment in limited bandwidth environments, such as branch offices or
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- VMware ThinApp:
VMware ThinApp allows applications to be packaged in single executables
that run completely isolated from the operating system and other applications
on the target end-point devices. This enables software deployment to different
platforms, thereby reducing the requirement for recoding and regression testing.
As enterprises move to Windows 7, ThinApp's agentless application virtualization
accelerates application migration with faster, simple software deployment.
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