Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2013

Published: 31 July 2013

ID: G00252159

Analyst(s): David Smith


Cloud computing is clearly maturing and continues to be one of the most hyped subjects in IT. This research looks at the different aspects of cloud computing and where the technologies are on Gartner's Hype Cycle.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Business Analytics PaaS (baPaaS)
    • Cloud IMDG Services
    • Cloud MDM Hub Services
    • Software-Defined Anything
    • Cloud Security Frameworks
    • DevOps
    • Hybrid IT
    • Cloud API Management
    • Private PaaS
  • At the Peak
    • BPaaS
    • Open-Source Cloud Management Platforms
    • Cloud Application Development Services
    • Cloud Services Brokerage
    • Cloudbursting
    • Community Cloud
    • Integration PaaS (iPaaS)
    • Big Data
    • Cloud Business
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • Cloud BPM
    • Personal Cloud
    • IaaS+
    • Application PaaS (aPaaS)
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Private Cloud Computing
    • Elastic Multitenancy
    • Browser Client OS
    • Cloud Office Systems
    • Database Platform as a Service (dbPaaS)
    • Enterprise Cloud Email
    • Private IaaS
    • Cloud-Based Security Services
    • Real-Time Infrastructure
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Cloud Computing
    • Cloud/Web Platforms
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Virtualization
    • Sales Force Automation SaaS
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Cloud Advertising
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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