Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Real-Time Infrastructure, 2013

Published: 31 July 2013

ID: G00250968

Analyst(s): Donna Scott


Real-time infrastructure architectures are accelerating for Web-based applications due to more intuitive and simpler approaches to achieving them through public cloud, platform as a service and cloud management platforms.

Table Of Contents


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

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