One of the toughest jobs facing Information Technology (IT) professionals is creating, managing, and maintaining
the many Images that are required in our enterprise Networks. Each hardware platform requires a separate
image due to the confines of the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) which governs each hardware type. The
cost of imaging has been described by Network Managers as the “single most expensive task that is performed
on a regular basis by Administrators” (Center for Internet Computing) to keep their networks up and
running. Also, keep in mind that every change to the image requires a complete rebuild to keep it viable....