Streaming and Virtual Hosted Desktop Study

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    Intel IT studied the impacts of streamed client and Virtual Hosted Desktop computing models on server and network utilization.  This is part of an ongoing evaluation of emerging computing models for enterprise operations. This white paper discusses the findings of the study which include:  Network utilization was consistently low for Virtual Hosted Desktop; Server Utlization was significantly lower for streaming than Virtual Hosted Desktop (VHD); and streaming was more efficient for a wider variety of applications including graphics, multimedia, flash animation and real-time collaboration.