Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Green IT, 2013

Published: 31 July 2013

ID: G00252343

Analyst(s): Vishal Tripathi, Bettina Tratz-Ryan


The hype of green IT includes not only efficient technology but also solutions that enable end-user organizations to be compliant with environmental guidelines, regulations and procurement standards.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Energy Harvesting
  • At the Peak
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • Extreme Low-Energy Servers
    • Building-Integrated PV Solar
    • Capacity-Planning and Management Tools
    • Server Digital Power Module Management
    • Water Management
    • Energy Storage (Renewable Integration)
    • Life Cycle Assessment Tools
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Server Repurposing
    • Digital Magazines
    • Demand Response
    • Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools
    • E-Waste (U.S. State-Level Regulations)
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Thin Provisioning
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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