Glazier is a tool for automating the installation of the Microsoft Windows operating system on various device platforms.
Glazier was created with certain principles in mind.
Text-based & Code-driven
With Glazier, imaging is configured entirely via text files. This allows technicians to leverage source control systems to maintain and develop their imaging platform. By keeping imaging configs in source control, we gain peer review, change history, rollback/forward, and all the other benefits normally reserved for writing code.
Reuse and templating allows for config sharing across multiple image types.
Configs can be consumed by unit tests, build simulators, and other helper infrastructure to build a robust, automated imaging pipeline.
Source controlled text makes it easy to integrate configs across multiple branches, making it easy to QA new changes before releasing them to the general population.
Glazier distributes all data over HTTPS, which means you can use as simple or as advanced of a distribution platform as you need. Run it from a simple free web server or a large cloud-based CDN.
Proxies make it easy to accelerate image deployment to remote sites.
Glazier makes it simple to extend the installer by writing a bit of Python or Powershell code.