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Total Cost of Ownership Comparison of PCs With Hosted Virtual Desktops, 2011 Update

Published: 14 December 2010

ID: G00209403

Analyst(s): Mark Margevicius , Michael Silver , Federica Troni


Hosted virtual desktops offer some total cost of ownership reduction, compared with PCs and depending on the use case.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Three Implementation Scenarios
  • Heavy Versus Light Loads
  • What's New
  • Assumptions Common to All Scenarios
    • Scenario 1: Dynamic Images, Light Loads
    • Scenario 2: Dynamic Images, Heavy Loads
    • Scenario 3: Pooled Images, Light Loads
    • Scenario 4: Dedicated Images, Heavy Loads

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