Gartner Research

How Hosted Virtual Desktops Impact the Network

Published: 27 February 2013

ID: G00248849

Analyst(s): Nathan Hill , Neil Rickard , Mark Margevicius


The network is at the heart of centralized desktop delivery technology. IT leaders need sufficient network capacity, performance and availability to ensure successful hosted virtual desktop deployments.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Increasing application richness and use of multimedia will require more network bandwidth
  • Increasing application richness and use of multimedia will reduce latency tolerance
  • Centralizing user workspaces in the datacenter means those users are totally dependent on network availability to have almost any IT functionality

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