CCBoot VS DeepFreeze

CCBoot Logo Well folks, today we put our very own CCBoot and pit it against DeepFreeze, a program by Faronics.

DeepFreeze LogoDeepFreeze like the name sounds freezes your computer hard drive against any external changes with its Reboot To Restore technology. It has a built-in feature for password protection to prevent anyone from undoing the freeze and removing data from your computers. Every time you reboot your hard drive you will have a clean state, free of viruses and malwares. You’ll also be able to restore of files that are deleted by users.
Now, this sounds good and all but is it really worth using DeepFreeze. Here are few point to keep in mind.

  1. Every time you want to make any changes you have to undo the DeepFreeze, and to do that you have to physically go to the workstation and enter password, just to open the program. Then, there is mandatory reboot in order to disable DeepFreeze (so called Thawed Mode).
  2. Now, all the changes are made, to save them you can to again, redo “Frozen” state, open the program and enter password and finally enable “Frozen” mode. Easy isn’t it.
  3. Now repeat this process to all the PC you have. Think of the time taken, hours/days/weeks to maintain 100’s of computer.

You are probably thinking about the last sentence in step 2, aren’t you?

Remember, when using DeepFreeze, there is still one critical part that we cannot ignore, which is also a point of failure. The “Hard Disk”, on which our OS resides. If it’s damaged in any way, we lose all our data, even if we have DeepFreeze. Make a note here, we will get back here after a while.

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Why GO Diskless

There comes a time when we have to choose between what is the best way to save money and earning it. So the debate for it is always there. Let’s take, setting up a gaming center as in example. You have to purchase best hardware (with hard disks), install the operating systems and games, setup bandwidth management, and configure software billing application to manage billing for all the PC’s.

When you setup the store with the first option you have to install  the OS, games and other applications for each and every clients, and doing this for 5 out of 10 clients is not a problem. In fact many technicians do it this way. But the what awaits then is hours of maintenance when they have to update the PC’s, or worse, is infected by a virus. They would have to reinstall the OS and all the other applications once again, wasting even more hours in maintenance and your hard earned money.

So consider this, if you have 100+ PC’s in you store. Will you do it this way? Or look for a better way.

Enter CCBoot. The one one and for all maintenance solution.

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