Understanding Network Latency in Thin Client Environment

The interest in the thin clients is increasing day by day, in the modern age, mainly because of frustration with the growing total cost of ownership of personal computers. The Thin Client also consumes very less power as compared to a regular personal computer and hence supports the Green Computing. But unfortunately, thin clients may not meet the usability goal of highly interactive response. For intensely interactive applications, the tight control of end-to-end network latency required by thin clients may be hard to guarantee at large scale. This is particularly the case with video and graphics-heavy applications and poses a challenge to the adoption of web-based services by organizations running global operations.

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