Lewan Technology is proud to announce achievement of the Citrix Specialist in Virtualization distinction. Becoming a Virtualization Specialist requires a proven track record of delivering and managing Windows apps and workloads via Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. This achievement furthers Lewan's commitment to in-depth Citrix technical expertise.
About Lewan's Partnership with Citrix
Lewan has been a Citrix Gold Solution Advisor (CSA) and Citrix Service Provider since 1996 and continues to expand the partnership. Citrix also honored Lewan as the West Region Partner of the Year for 2013. Lewan has the largest resident consulting bench in the region, comprised of certified architects, engineers and administrators. Our team is experienced across all verticals and works with a large number of ecosystem partners. Regular speaking engagements at leading industry conferences, including Citrix Synergy, also highlight the thought leadership and customer focus of our team.
What does it take to become a Gold Citrix Solution Advisor?
Citrix defines a Gold Solution Advisors as partners who have built a core business offering on virtualization, networking, and/or cloud and have demonstrated expertise on Citrix products to deliver a set of solutions to customers.
What about becoming a Citrix Specialist?
In January 2015 at Citrix Summit, the annual partner conference held in Las Vegas, NV, Citrix announced the Specialist program:
"Partners who achieve a Specialist distinction have been rigorously vetted to join an elite group of best-of-breed partners with demonstrated success in real-world customer projects. While other Partners often participate in only part of an engagement, Specialists will be experts at providing end-to-end planning, designing, implementing, managing and supporting of your project needs."
Specialist designations are available for:
- Mobility Management
- Networking for Data Center
- Networking for Apps and Mobile Security
We already held all of the required certifications at the time of the Specialist announcement, including many certified at the highest levels across several disciplines:
- Citrix Certified Expert - Virtualization (5 Lewan team members)
- Citrix Certified Professional - Mobility (3 Lewan team members)
- Citrix Certified Professional - Networking (4 Lewan team members)
To complete the requirements, Lewan Technology Citrix professionals then spent several months acquiring customer validations and passing the practicum on top of a typical project load. Unlike other exams, the practicum involves building out a tailored solution then having the solution graded by Citrix.