Citrix Launches Free Tool to Take Guesswork Out of Desktop Virtualization


Citrix has announced an exciting new tool for implementing virtual desktops and could be accessed here.

Citrix Project Accelerator Home Page

The idea was simply to make 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 – Citrix will 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 Citrix 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, Citrix 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 access section helps you define and focus your project.

Remote Desktop Implementation tool that provides hardware sizing

Your virtualization plan and 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.

Source: Citrix Blog

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