Hype Cycle for Networking and Communications, 2015


Archived Published: 27 July 2015 ID: G00277750

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Summary

Enterprises must transform their networks to support innovative projects such as data center virtualization, cloud connectivity, mobility and real-time application growth. As a result, Gartner assessed the technologies that are the most relevant to enterprise network initiatives.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Named Data Networking
      • Advanced Underserved Area Comms
      • 802.11ac Wave 2
      • 2.5/5 Gbps Ethernet
      • 802.11ad
      • Brite-Box Switching
    • At the Peak
      • SD-WAN
      • SDN Applications
      • WAN Optimization as a Service
      • Cloud-Managed LANs
      • White-Box Switching
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Mobile Satellite Services
      • Long-Distance Live VM Migration
      • Network Function Virtualization
      • Managed WLAN
      • Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics Tools
      • Application Performance Monitoring
      • Network Configuration and Change Management Tools
      • Software-Defined Networks
      • Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
      • Cloud UC (UCaaS)
      • Ethernet Switching Fabric
    • Climbing the Slope
      • IPv6
      • Ka Band Satellite Communications
      • WAN Path Control
      • 802.11ac Wave 1
      • Hybrid WAN
      • Ethernet Services
      • Unified Communications and Collaboration
      • Virtual Switch
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Network Fault Management
      • VoIP Over WLAN
      • Application Delivery Controller
      • 802.11n
      • Rich Media on Demand
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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