Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2009

Published: 16 July 2009

ID: G00168780

Analyst(s): L. Frank Kenney, Michele Cantara, Frances Karamouzis , Donna Scott , Arabella Hallawell, Matthew Cain , Donna Taylor, Benoit Lheureux , David Gootzit, Andrew Butler, Yefim Natis , Jay Heiser , David Smith , Martin Reynolds , Tom Austin, Robert P. Desisto, Carl Claunch, Donald Feinberg , Eric Knipp , Claudio Da Rold , Greg Young, Brian Gammage, Cameron Haight, Paolo Malinverno, Daryl Plummer , Ben Pring, Milind Govekar , Frank Ridder , Kelly Kavanagh , Lydia Leong , Andrew Frank , Gene Phifer , David Cearley , Thomas Bittman


Cloud computing is the most hyped subject in IT today. We look at the different aspects of the topic and their status on Gartner's Hype Cycle.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Cloud Services Governance
    • Cloud-Driven Professional IT Services and Solutions
    • Cloud Computing/SaaS Integration
    • Cloudbursting/Overdraft
    • Cloud Service Management Tools
    • Tera-architectures
    • Virtual Private Cloud Computing
    • Application Platform as a Service
    • Cloud Computing for the Enterprise
    • DBMS in the Cloud
    • Private Cloud Computing
    • Business Process Utility
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Application Development Tools
    • Cloud-Based E-Mail Services
    • Cloud-Enabled BPM Platforms
    • Cloud Security Concerns
    • Cloud Storage
  • At the Peak
    • Elasticity
    • Enterprise Portals as a Service
    • Cloud/Web Platforms
    • Compute Infrastructure Services
    • 'In the Cloud' Security Services
    • Cloud Computing
    • Public Cloud Computing/the Cloud
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Real-Time Infrastructure
    • IT Infrastructure Utility
    • SaaS
  • Climbing the Slope
    • SaaS Sales Force Automation
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Advertising
    • Grid Computing
    • Integration as a Service
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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