Altiris, a provider of service-oriented management solutions, has launched version 6.8 of its Deployment Solution, with new enhancements designed to reduce the time and cost of deploying and managing IT infrastructures.
The company claims that the new features will help IT professionals automate the management of diverse server and client computing platforms with a focus on reducing the cost and complexity of change to new operating environments and hardware platforms such as 64-bit.
Altiris believes that IT organisations require solutions to ensure business continuity through the transition to new software and hardware platforms. In order to effect efficient computing change, Altiris will provide integrated solutions for hardware inventory assessment, operating system deployment, application packaging and virtualisation; and data and settings migration.
Version 6.8 includes numerous features to support 64-bit machines including: a 64-bit agent support for Windows, Linux and Itanium systems; additional Itanium hardware support with imaging and scripted OS install; 64-bit WinPE pre-boot and 64-bit job and task filters based on processor type. Other features include Mware ESX Server 3.0 scripted OS installation support; Altiris Software Virtualisation Solution integration for management and deployment of virtual software layers; and improved PXE support.
Altiris stated that the integration of Deployment Solution and Altiris Software Virtualisation Solution technology is unique to the industry and could make the quest for a single OS image a reality.