On behalf of the Project Accelerator team, I am very excited to announce that the Citrix Project Accelerator beta, a new tool for implementing virtual desktops, is now available.

 

Remote Desktop Implementation Tool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The idea was simply to make our customers and partners wildly successful with their desktop virtualization deployments – and to help people who are considering desktop virtualization make the right up-front assessment and design decisions.

 

  • If you’re new to Citrix or desktop virtualization – Project Accelerator is a fantastic way to build a business case, size your hardware needs, choose the first user groups to virtualize and make the right investment decisions.
  • If you’re a self-deploying customer – we’ll lead you through the entire process.
  • If you’re working with a Citrix consultant or partner – Project Accelerator will help keep everyone on the same page and accelerate your progress.


These are the use cases we had in mind when developing Accelerator. If you’re one of them, you’ll get a lot of value from it.

To Get Started within Project Accelerator, all you need to do is answer a few questions about your users, your apps and your goals and Accelerator gets to work.

With the current release of Project Accelerator you get a great design tool and deployment roadmap – with all the best-practices of our top consultants built in.  And, in the coming months, we will be adding step-by-step project plans with decision support built in and collaboration tools that will let you coordinate with your team and others who “have been there”. Project Accelerator is a living, breathing project management space and we’ll be adding to it all the time.

The bottom line –
Project Accelerator is about helping you to achieve:

  • Better Deployments - Because you’ve designed the right solution for each user group.
  • Faster, easier deployments - Because you’re project is goal-driven and guided by best practices.
  • More accurate planning - Because you’ve got a good idea of your hardware needs before you spend.


A few screenshots to whet your appetite:

Virtual Machine Assessment Tool for desktop virtualization

The Assess section helps you define and focus your project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Desktop Implementation tool that provides hardware sizing

Your Virtualization Plan & Sizing chart provides a breakdown of servers, hardware and storage...getting you off to a great start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Virtual Machine implementation tool that provides desktop virtualization architecture outputs

Project Accelerator generates a five-layer Architecture Overview for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To start your own project, all you have to do is register on the Accelerator sign-up page.

I wish you great success and please leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

Lee Friedmann
Sr. Marketing Program Manager
Twitter: @ctxsuccess