Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Business Continuity Management and IT Disaster Recovery Management, 2013

Published: 31 July 2013

ID: G00247328

Analyst(s): Roberta Witty , John Morency


The number of business continuity and resilience improvement initiatives significantly increased over the past year, especially in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Use this research to determine what can best support the continuity, recovery and availability needs of your organization.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Forward-Moving Technologies of Particular Note
    • Added Technologies
    • Renamed Technologies
    • Backward-Moving Profiles of Particular Note
    • Obsolete-Before-Plateau Technologies
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Data Dependency Mapping Technology
    • Recovery Assurance
    • IT DRM Exercising
  • At the Peak
    • Disaster Recovery Service-Level Management
    • PS-Prep (U.S. PL 110-53, Title IX)
    • IT Service Failover Automation for DR
    • Cloud-Based Recovery Services
    • Continuous Availability Architectures
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Mobile Satellite Services
    • Cloud Storage Gateway
    • Long-Distance Live VM Migration
    • Virtual Machine Recovery
    • Server Repurposing
    • IT Service Dependency Mapping
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Humanitarian Disaster Relief
    • Workforce Resilience
    • Risk Assessment for BCM
    • Business Continuity Management Planning Software
    • Lights-Out Recovery Operations Management
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Appliance-Based Replication
    • Crisis/Incident Management Software
    • Emergency/Mass Notification Services
    • Hosted Virtual Desktops
    • Ka-Band Satellite Communications
    • BCM Methodologies, Standards and Frameworks
    • Data Deduplication
    • IT DRM Insourcing
    • Continuous Data Protection
    • Data Restoration Services
    • Mobile Service-Level Management Software
    • Test Lab Provisioning
    • WAN Optimization Services
    • Distributed Virtual Tape
    • Bare-Metal Restore
    • Outage Management Systems
    • Work Area Recovery
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Server-Based Replication
    • Business Impact Analysis
    • Email Continuity
    • WAN Optimization Controllers
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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