+ 0 Votes virtural environment or is CG IT 4 years ago this cloud computing? virtualized workstations don't really need anymore network bandwidth than non virtualized workstations. Cloud computing is a whole other story and the provider show be able to specify what the requirements are for optimum performace to their equipment. + 0 Votes appreciated ACGPHX Updated - 4 years ago I understand what a virtual machine is. But I guess what I'm missing is how a 50MB file can be accessed on a desktop in a remote virtualized environment in the same time it would take from a server on the same site. VM or not your still pulling that formerly local 50MB across the web using a 3MB DSL line as opposed to the LANs 100MB infrastructure. Multiply that x25, its got to have an impact on performace.