Virtual desktop design – The right approach


One of the first questions someone doing desktop virtualization wants answered is usually one of the following questions How many servers do I need? How many IOPS? How many XenDesktop Controllers do I need? I've seen it many times and have been asked these questions many times. The typical answer is "It depends" (I really… Continue reading Virtual desktop design – The right approach

The importance of user personalization within your virtual desktop


I just got off the phone with Citrix helpdesk because I finally messed up my virtual desktop. I have a dedicated virtual desktop and I guess I installed/uninstalled too many things over the past few years. The same thing always happened to me with a traditional desktop. The good thing is that it only took… Continue reading The importance of user personalization within your virtual desktop

Project Accelerator Question 1 – Technical Skillsets


One of the first questions that Project Accelerator asks you is what technical skillset you current have, with a list of about 20 different technologies.  Why do we care? Let's say you have App-V experience, then when you get to the application delivery portion, we will probably recommend you use App-V for a subset of… Continue reading Project Accelerator Question 1 – Technical Skillsets

New Citrix Visio Stencils


Note: These stencils are outdated. Use the latest Citrix Workspace Visio Stencils. Hopefully by now, you've heard of Citrix Project Accelerator. If not, I suggest you take a look at the following blogs: Citrix Launches Free Tool to Take Guesswork Out of Desktop Virtualization Playing 20 Questions with Project Accelerator By spending a little time… Continue reading New Citrix Visio Stencils

The Architect – Project Accelerator


I am the Architect. I created the Matrix (I mean Project Accelerator logic). I've been waiting for you. You have many questions, and although your traditional desktop has altered your consciousness, you remain irrevocably constrained. Ergo, some of my answers you will understand, and some of them you will not. Concordantly, while your first question… Continue reading The Architect – Project Accelerator