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Ghost Imaging and Cold Archive

Ghost imaging, using ghosting software, is a method of converting the contents of a hard drive, including its configuration settings and applications, into an image, and then storing the image on a server or burning it onto a CD. When contents of the hard drive are needed again, ghosting software converts the image back to original form.

Companies use ghost imaging when they want to create identical configurations and install the same software on numerous machines. For instance, if a company needs to dole out 100 laptops to its employees, then instead of manually setting configurations and installing applications on each machine, ghosting software will retrieve the ghost image from the server, convert it to original form, and copy it onto the laptop.

One can see how beneficial this application is in saving time and effort on large-scale installations and relocations. AMS offers ghost imaging as one of its many services to individuals and businesses.

Cold archiving, or cold storage, is a computer system or mode of operation designed for the retention of inactive data.

Examples of data types for which cold storage may be suitable include information a business is required to keep for regulatory compliance, videos, photographs, and data that is saved for backup, archival, or disaster recovery purposes. This type of long-term storage is now in demand by government organizations, media, medical records, and more. You can safely archive your important, yet seldom-used, files for a fraction of storage costs.

AMS employs ghost imaging when upgrading equipment, adding equipment for staff, and moving departments or entire businesses. Cold archiving is extremely useful for storing large amounts of essential data that is not often used. Both methods increase service for our clients’ convenience. Your business will find these applications invaluable as your needs expand and change over time.

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