Hype Cycle for Real-Time Infrastructure, 2012



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On top of a small base and still nowhere near mainstream, interest in and implementation of RTI has accelerated exponentially in the past year, spurred primarily by cloud computing initiatives. However, significant technology, standardization, organizational and process inhibitors still exist.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off The Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • IT Operations Analytics
      • Model-/Policy-Based Software Architecture Design Tools
      • Fabric-Based Computing
      • OpenFlow
      • Cloudbursting
      • Service Billing
    • At the Peak
      • IT Workload Automation Broker Tools
      • IT Financial Management Tools
      • Physical Resource and Infrastructure Management Tools
      • Cloud Management Platforms
      • Hybrid Cloud Computing
      • Service Governor
      • Long-Distance Live VM Migration
      • Cloud-Based Grid Computing
      • Elasticity
      • Fabric-Based Infrastructure
      • Private Cloud Computing
      • IT Process Automation Tools
      • IT Service Root Cause Analysis Tools
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Server Repurposing
      • Virtualization Software Licensing
      • Application Performance Monitoring
      • Business Service Management Tools
      • Network Configuration and Change Management Tools
      • IT Management Process Maturity
      • Server Provisioning and Configuration Management
      • Standardized Infrastructure Stacks/Components
      • IT Change Management Tools
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Virtual Machine Live Migration
      • Test Lab Provisioning
      • Virtualization
      • Blade Servers
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Infrastructure Monitoring
      • Grid Computing Without Public Cloud Computers
      • Mainframe Service Governor z/OS Workload Manager
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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